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"I can’t stand it when big guys pick on little guys,” explains Thomas More 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.” 


   


After an 11 month stretch that included two class action jury trials resulting in a settlement and a verdict combining for well over $15 million, several substantial personal injury recoveries, successful business and employment negotiations, and hundreds of satisfied clients, Tom Marrone has created his multifaceted firm, MOREMARRONE LLC.


 


His mission: to right wrongs. His method: creative thinking, hard work, passion and compassion, and a refusal to quit.


 


Licensed to practice in the State and Federal courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, Tom has extensive experience and great success handling difficult, complex cases, especially class actions and collective actions, cases involving personal injury, employment, wage & hour claims, insurance matters, product liability, consumer protection, consumer fraud, deceptive practices, legal malpractice, and wrongful use of civil proceedings.


 


Marrone also advises individuals and businesses on a variety of matter, including crisis prevention and crisis management. A seasoned Class Action trial lawyer, Marrone also offers consultations with other lawyers on Class Action and Complex Litigation theory development, implementation, and trial strategy and tactics.


 


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, consumer fraud, catastrophic flooding, fire, consumer protection, property damage, and toxic substances.


 


The son of first generation Americans, his inspiration is personal: “My father grew up in North Philadelphia, served in the Navy, worked his way through school, and then sold law books for 35 years. 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,” 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, who was raised in South Philadelphia.”


 


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 has earned a perfect “10” AVVO rating as well, based on peer and client reviews and ratings. He is regularly invited to join other invitation only organizations honoring lawyer excellence.


 


Tom was formerly with Greenblatt Pierce Engle Funt + Flores, LLC as a partner and Chair of both the Class Action & Complex Litigation Group and Plaintiffs Personal Injury Practice. Before that he spent more than 15 years at Feldman Shepherd, where he was a partner and head of that firm’s Class Action and Complex Litigation Group, and a Class Action and Personal Injury Partner at Caroselli Beachler.


 


His move from Feldman Shepherd was hailed by The Legal Intelligencer as one of the “Top Ten Laterals” of the year based on “the effect the departure had on the former firm, the impact the lateral addition represented for the new firm and the buzz around the market when the move took place.”


 


Tom is often asked to comment in the media regarding legal developments, the media regularly recognize his efforts and successes, and he is honored as having two separate cases featured among The Legal Intelligencer’s “Top PA Verdicts & Settlements of 2014":


 


·         A $4.85 million total settlement on the fourth day of jury trial in a Certified Class Action arising from a catastrophic apartment building fire in West Philadelphia. The court certified a class on behalf of all tenants, residents, and guests who were left immediately homeless, suffered near total loss of their personal property, and suffered economic harm. On behalf of the class, Tom Marrone sought compensatory and punitive damages for negligence and public nuisance against the owners and managers of the apartment building. As a result of the settlement the members of the class will receive full recovery for their losses and, more importantly, priceless peace of mind. The case received considerable media attention


·         An $820,000 settlement from the United States of America on behalf of a quarry worker who suffered electrical burn and other injuries because he followed the instructions a U.S. Mine Safety Inspector gave him during a surprise inspection. The case had been pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


 


More recently, in October 2015 Tom won a jury verdict and an $11 million final judgment after a 5 week Class Action jury trial against Star Career Academy, a New Jersey for-profit school, under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”). The jury found that Star committed Consumer Fraud by engaging in unconscionable commercial practices, concealing material facts, and/or misrepresenting material facts regarding the accreditation status of Star’s Surgical Technology Program. The class includes more than 1000 students.





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Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    29 years
  2. Class Action: 25%
    19 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 20%
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    29 years
  5. Employment: 10%

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MOREMARRONE LLC

1601 Market Street #2500
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 200907/10/2016
NJActive198707/28/2016
PAActive198704/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Class Action Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Best Lawyer for Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2016
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Class Action Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Best Lawyer for Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2015
Class Actions Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Best Lawyer for Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2014
Class Action Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Best Lawyer for Personal InjuryBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Class Action Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Class Action Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Class Action Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Class Action Super LawyerSuperLawyers2005
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1999
3000 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in AmericaLawdragonN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Member + OwnerMoreMarrone LLC2015 - Present
Partner & Head of Class Action and Personal Injury PracticesGreenblatt Pierce2013 - 2015
PartnerCaroselli Beachler McTiernan2012 - 2013
Partner and Head of Class Action & Complex Litigation GroupFeldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter1996 - 2012
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
The National Trial LawyersFellow2012 - Present
Million Dollar AdvocatesMember1999 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Polanco v. Star Career Academy, et al.Class Action Jury verdict, Final Judgment of $11 million
Schall and Farley v. Windermere Court Apartments$4.85 Million settlement on 4th day of trial.
Williams v. The United States of America$820,000 settlement on eve of trial
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
PTLAFinding (and Keeping) Insurance Coverage2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawN/AFellow, Academy of Advocacy1998
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Villanova UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
18th Annual Environmental Law ForumHot Topics in Toxic Torts (featuring class actions)2013
National SeminarMedical Monitoring & Toxic Tort Class Actions2011
Creative Trial Strategies ProgramEthics2011