Tom Marrone is a Partner at Greenblatt Pierce Engle Funt + Flores LLP and leads the firm’s Class Action and Complex Litigation Group, and Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice. He also works with the Firm’s Special Teams Group, which counsels individuals, professionals, firms, and businesses in crisis, and provides related investigation and management services.
Tom represents individuals and companies in a variety of complex civil litigation matters, especially class actions, FLSA collective actions, wage & hour claims, fire and flood cases, catastrophic personal injury claims, insurance matters, consumer protection, fraud and deceptive practices actions, attorney malpractice, wrongful use of civil proceedings (“Dragonetti” Act), product liability, commercial disputes, and appellate advocacy.
Tom has tried cases to juries in a variety of courts, and is among those few lawyers who have tried a Class Action to a jury, and with great success.
Admitted to practice in the State and Federal courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and before the Supreme Court of the United States, Tom has served as court-approved class counsel in cutting edge class actions involving, among others, privacy issues, insurance coverage, wage & hour, the Fair Labor Standards Act, health insurer liability, fraud, catastrophic flooding, fire, consumer protection, property damage, and toxic substances.
For nearly thirty years Tom has creatively, aggressively, and successfully fought for people's rights, often against tough opponents. The son of first generation Americans, his inspiration is personal: “When I was a kid, my father sold law books and he told me stories about the great lawyers he met; that’s where I really learned to appreciate the good things a smart, persistent lawyer with guts can do for people,” added Marrone, “I won’t be out-worked and I won’t ever give up.” “My dad had a great admiration for lawyers who used their knowledge and their expertise to fight for people who couldn’t fight for themselves. He thought that was the highest calling, and I am very lucky that he passed that on to me. I got my toughness from my dad and my sense of justice from my mom.”
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tom received his undergraduate and law degrees from Villanova University, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Advocacy of Temple University School of Law, an intensive trial "boot camp" under the tutelage of premier trial lawyers and eminent judges.
He has instructed other lawyers on class action litigation and on sophisticated insurance coverage matters, and has argued a number of cases before Pennsylvania’s appellate courts.
Tom is a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum and his peers have regularly selected him as one of their best. He has been and is currently listed as one of the top 5% of Class Action/Mass Tort Lawyers in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers, as one of the Lawdragon 3000 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America, one of The Best Lawyers In America for Personal Injury, and as a member of The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial lawyers in Pennsylvania. Tom has earned an "AV" peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell. According to Martindale-Hubbell this rating indicates "the highest level of legal ability and ethics. The pinnacle of professional excellence." He is regularly invited to join other invitation only organizations honoring lawyer excellence.
Tom’s efforts and successes are regularly recognized in the media, and he is honored as having two separate cases featured among The Legal Intelligencer’s “Top PA Verdicts & Settlements of 2014.”
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Class Action Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2015|
|Best Lawyer for Personal INjury||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Class Actions Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Best Lawyer for Personal Injury||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Best Lawyer for Personal Injury||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Class Actions Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Class Actions Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Class Actions Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Class Actions Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Class Actions Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2005|
|3000 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America||Lawdragon||N/A|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||N/A|
|Partner||Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock & Dodig, LLP||1996 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Association For Justice||N/A||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||N/A||N/A|
|Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Million Dollar Advocates||Member||N/A|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Fellow||N/A|
|Shumski v. Theta Land Services et al||N/A|
|Krisa v Equitable Life Assurance||$2 million dollar settlement|
|Byers v. Intuit Inc||N/A|
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|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||N/A||Fellow, Academy of Advocacy||1998|
|Villanova University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Villanova University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|18th Annual Environmental Law Forum||Hot Topics in Toxic Torts (featuring class actions)||2013|
|National Seminar||Medical Monitoring & Toxic Tort Class Actions||2011|
|Creative Trial Strategies Program||Ethics||2011|