Thomas D. Berret was raised in Pittsburgh, where he attended Central Catholic High School and the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a member of the varsity wrestling team and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology.
Tom graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in 1995, and returned to Pittsburgh to practice law. He began his practice with a small law firm, and later served as the law clerk to the President Judge Charles Alexander of the Court of Common Pleas of Clarion County.
Tom joined Hal K. Waldman and Associates in 1997, and since then has practiced law almost exclusively in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. Over the past two decades, Tom has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of personal injury or wrongful death suits such as ATV accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, car crashes, motorcycle collisions, construction accidents, dog bites, and slip and falls. Although Tom devotes his practice to representing people who were injured or killed as the result of wrongdoing, he has occasionally been called upon to assist clients with other matters. Tom prides himself on personally answering every phone call he receives from clients and taking the time to explain in detail their legal rights and options.
Although Tom has successfully resolved many of his client’s cases through settlements, he has also successfully litigated cases in numerous common pleas courts, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Tom is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has been voted a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year from 2015 to 2023 and has an AVVO rating of “10”.