A native of Pittsburgh, Thomas D. Berret attended Central Catholic High School and the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated with a B.S. in Psychology. After graduation from the University of Akron School of Law in 1995, Tom returned to Pittsburgh where he practiced with a small personal injury law firm, thereafter serving as a Law Clerk of the Honorable Charles Alexander, P.J. Court of Common Pleas of Clarion County.
Tom joined Hal Waldman & Associates in late 1997, and practices almost exclusively in the areas of personal injury, including Motor Vehicle Collisions, premises liability, Dog Bites, and medical malpractice. Tom has also prosecuted and defended clients in commercial and personal contract claims, landlord-tenant disputes, workers' compensation and quo warranto actions. Tom has litigated cases in a number of common pleas courts in Western Pennsylvania, as well as in the Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Tom is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2014|
|Attorney||Hal K. Waldman & Associates||1997 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Honorable Charles Alexander, P.J. Court of Common Pleas of Clarion County||1997 - 1997|
|Attorney||Edward Weiss & Associates||1996 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Association For Justice||Member||1998 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Confidential Settlement||$800,000 settlement|
|Cornman vs. Dinger||Verdict for Plaintiff|
|Deglau vs. Bear Run Appartments||Plaintiff verdict|
|See all legal cases|
|Firm Blog||Personal injury lawsuits - How much is it worth?||2015|
|Firm blog||Tracy Morgan truck accident puts focus on safety and trucking industry||2014|
|Firm Blog||Commercial Truck Accidents Often Result in Serious Injuries||2013|
|University of Akron School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Pittsburgh||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1992|