$85 Million Premises Liability Verdict | Here goes a short description of the case (maybe the title) and a link to read more (optional)

Thomas N. Sweeney, Esq.

Thomas N. Sweeney

Tom Sweeney concentrates his practice in complex personal injury cases including premises liability, toxic tort, medical malpractice, 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.

About Mr. Sweeney

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.”

Mr. 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.

Professional Organizations and Achievements

Mr. Sweeney is a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and serves as a board member for the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. He is a past president of the Georgetown Club of Philadelphia and was selected to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys under the age of 40 are selected. In 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, Mr. Sweeney was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. In 2017, Mr. Sweeney was also selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Top 100 Philadelphia and Top 100 Pennsylvania lists.

Notable Victories

$35 million in a single vehicle commercial truck product liability case for a man who was paralyzed, served as co-trial counsel

Eight-figure products liability settlement against a leading smoke detector manufacturer and major mobile home company where a family of seven perished in a fire, served as co-trial counsel

$3 million settlement against Verizon in a commercial truck liability case on behalf of an operating room nurse who suffered a brain injury after one week of trial, served as co-trial counsel

Confidential premises liability settlement on behalf of a four year-old girl who lost her right eye on a metal latch protruding from a fence at a daycare center

Confidential products liability settlement on behalf of a nine year-old who suffered Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Vanishing Bile Duct Syndrome

Thomas N. Sweeney
Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals – Third Circuit, Fourth Circuit
  • US District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • US District Court – Middle District of Pennsyvania
  • US District Court – District of New Jersey

Organization Memberships

  • Super Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Georgetown Club of Philadelphia, former president
Thomas N. Sweeney
  • co-counsel
    $85 Million Verdict – against Trigen-Philadelphia Energy Corporation on behalf of a University of Pennsylvania medical student who fractured his back after falling through an open man hole cover in Center City Philadelphia. The verdict is the largest premises liability verdict in Pennsylvania history.
  • Eight-figure Settlement – against a leading smoke detector manufacturer and major mobile home company where a family of seven perished in a fire. The victims, including five children ages four to eleven, suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation causing their deaths.
  • $35 million in a single vehicle commercial truck product liability case for a man who was paralyzed, served as co-trial counsel.
  • Eight-figure products liability settlement against a leading smoke detector manufacturer and major mobile home company where a family of seven perished in a fire, served as co-trial counsel.
  • $3 million settlement against Verizon in a commercial truck liability case on behalf of an operating room nurse who suffered a brain injury after one week of trial, served as co-trial counsel.
  • Confidential premises liability settlement on behalf of a four year-old girl who lost her right eye on a metal latch protruding from a fence at a daycare center.
  • Confidential products liability settlement on behalf of a nine year-old who suffered Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Vanishing Bile Duct Syndrome.
Thomas N. Sweeney

Philadelphia | Downingtown | Conshohocken | Cherry Hill | Collingswood | Linwood | Roselle