New Jersey personal injury attorney Tom Sweeney concentrates his practice in complex personal injury cases including medical malpractice, premises liability, toxic tort, products liability, and other catastrophic injury cases. He has practiced before trial and appellate judges in both state and federal courts, and has represented clients before the American Arbitration Association.
One of his most notable verdicts came in February 2008, when Mr. Sweeney served as co-trial counsel on a case that resulted in an $85 million jury verdict against Trigen-Philadelphia Energy Corporation on behalf of a University of Pennsylvania medical student who fractured his back after falling through an open manhole in Center City Philadelphia. The verdict is the largest premises liability verdict in Pennsylvania history.
Mr. Sweeney was instrumental in securing a confidential, multi-million dollar settlement in a toxic tort case and a seven-figure settlement in a catastrophic automobile accident case in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
A native of New Jersey, Mr. Sweeney received his undergraduate degree cum laude from Georgetown University in 1995. After college, he taught sixth, seventh, and eighth grade English on the South Side of Chicago as a volunteer member of the Inner City Teaching Corps. In 1999, he received his law degree cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law. While in law school, he authored the article “Closing the Campus Gates: Keeping Criminals Away from the University-The Story of Student-Athlete Violence and Avoiding Institutional Liability for the Good of All.”
New Jersey personal injury attorney Thomas N. Sweeney is a member of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Tom was selected into the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 editions of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. Only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys under the age of 40 are selected. Mr. Sweeney is a past president of the Georgetown Club of Philadelphia.