Personalized Legal Advice


Our job is to listen to you, give you options, and clearly explain how we believe your situation and your choices will play out based on our experience.

It’s also our job to help you slow down and think through your situation and its issues before deciding on the course of action that is right for you. Different people have different motivations and goals. We’ll help you determine what’s important to you and develop solutions that meet your specific needs.

“Our goal is to make sure that you feel confident making decisions on your legal issue.”

We actively listen to your concerns, asking questions to make sure we understand your situation and what you want to accomplish. Only then do we develop legal options for you to consider. We’ll explain the benefits/rewards and costs/risks of the options available to you. Our goal is to make sure that you feel confident making decisions on your legal issue.

As a high school teacher, Tom developed the ability to defuse and resolve stressful situations, and has instilled this approach throughout Rentschler Law LLC. One of the best compliments we get from clients is “I was so stressed out when I came in and I feel better after talking to you.” We’ve heard this remark from clients in all of our practice areas.

If you have an Estate Planning, Estate Administration or an Elder Law issue, you may have complex decisions to make; it’s our objective to help you make the decision that is right for you. If you have a Family Law or Divorce matter, there may be some factors that you don’t directly control. Regardless of the issue, we can help you think through the issues and decide what’s right for you and your family.

Our Experience


Tom’s diverse experience makes him an excellent communicator and his combination of business acumen, mastery of subject matter and interpersonal skills enables Tom to quickly grasp his clients’ core issues and devise more comprehensive legal solutions.

Prior to launching his legal career, Tom worked as an auditor for the world’s largest public accounting firm. Working for a non-profit organization, he led a multi-disciplinary team to create the Relapse Risk Assessment for 2nd Time DUI Offenders, a tool to determine the risk of a third offense and appropriate treatment options. Later, Tom spent 15 years teaching high school Social Studies in Berks and Montgomery Counties.

Tom has extensive experience in Estate Planning and Estate Administration. With personalized advice, he’s aided numerous clients structure their estate plans to meet their specific needs. Likewise, Tom’s guided many executors and administrators in all phases of estate administration.

In addition, Tom’s practiced Family Law since the beginning of his legal career. He’s represented clients in Divorce, custody, and support actions including negotiating amicable resolutions and appearing in court to advocate for his clients. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in Protection from Abuse cases.

In the growing Elder Law area, Tom’s experience includes preparing and implementing Powers of Attorney, Trust documents, assessing retirement home contracts, providing Medicaid analysis, and planning gifts to family members. Tom’s represented clients in guardianship petitions in the Orphans’ Courts of Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties.

Although Tom discontinued his Chapter 7 bankruptcy practice, his experience working with clients and his knowledge of bankruptcy issues is invaluable when he counsels clients in diverse areas such as family law, business law, landlord-tenant issues and consumer credit card debt cases.

Small business owners rely on Tom for advice in drafting and reviewing contracts, non-compete agreements, and payment disputes. He’s filed mechanic’s liens on behalf of subcontractors and successfully ensured that his clients were paid by general contractors. Tom successfully argued before the American Arbitration Association and received a judgment on behalf of a small business owner against an international financial corporation.

In addition to the above services, Tom’s represented clients in DUI, underage drinking, retail theft, assault and drug possession cases. He’s also represented individuals in speeding tickets and other traffic citation cases in numerous district judge courtrooms in Eastern PA.

Locations Served


Tom and Rentschler Law LLC provide convenient local counsel to clients in:

  • Berks County
  • Chester County
  • Lancaster County
  • Lebanon County
  • Lehigh County
  • Montgomery County
  • Schuylkill County
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Meet Tom


Tom is a Berks County native born and raised in Robesonia and graduated from Conrad Weiser High School. He graduated from Penn State with BS degrees in Accounting and Secondary Education and West Chester University with a Master’s Degree in Education. Before becoming a lawyer, Tom was an auditor for a “Big Eight” public accounting firm. Tom spent over 15 years as a public school teacher, the last eight at Schuylkill Valley High School, where he developed and taught a wide range of Social Studies courses.

Tom attended the Widener University School of Law and graduated in 2005 magna cum laude. A member of the Widener Law Review, Tom was a published author and earned Certificates of Achievement as the top student in Wills and Trusts, Contracts, Torts, Federal Income Tax, Client Counseling and Labor Law courses.

In addition to his thriving law practice, Tom believes in giving back to his community.  He serves as President of the Board of Directors of Berks Connections Pre-Trial Services (BCPS) and provides pro bono services to Safe Berks.

Putting principle into action, Tom was one of three petitioners who testified in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court in the League of Women Voters civil action concerning the gerrymandering of Pennsylvania’s congressional districts. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ultimately agreed with the eighteen League of Women Voters petitioners from across Pennsylvania that the 2011 Pennsylvania congressional map was unconstitutional, eventually resulting in a more balanced and compact statewide congressional map.

Tom is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Berks County Bar Association and Montgomery County Bar Association.

For a free and confidential 30 minute consultation, contact us at 610-639-1666.