“I can’t stand it when big guys pick on little guys,” explains Tom Marrone. “I grew up in a family of immigrants. I grew up with the ‘little guys.’ They were my grandparents, my mom and dad, my aunts and uncles and cousins..... so I take that kind of thing very personally.”
That’s why for over twenty-five years Tom Marrone has creatively, aggressively, and successfully represented people who are fighting for their rights, often against tough opponents.
Marrone represents individuals 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, and appellate advocacy.
Admitted to practice in the State and Federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the State of 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, invasion of privacy, patient rights, insurance coverage, wage & hour, the Fair Labor Standards Act, health insurer liability, fraud, catastrophic flooding, fire, property damage, consumer protection, and toxic substances.
“When I was a boy, my dad sold law books and he would tell 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,” says Marrone. “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’m 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, 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. Currently, he is a member of the Philadelphia and New York Bar Associations, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and Pennsylvania and American Associations for Justice.
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."
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