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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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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 50%
    20 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    20 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    20 years
  4. Nursing Home Abuse: 5%
    20 years
  5. Defective Products: 5%
    20 years



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Hal Waldman & Associates

Fox Chapel Professional Building
1326 Freeport Road, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA, 15238-3131


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
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Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHal K. Waldman & Associates1997 - Present
Law ClerkHonorable Charles Alexander, P.J. Court of Common Pleas of Clarion County1997 - 1997
AttorneyEdward Weiss & Associates1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeMember1998 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Confidential Settlement$800,000 settlement
Cornman vs. DingerVerdict for Plaintiff
Deglau vs. Bear Run AppartmentsPlaintiff verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of PittsburghPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1992