THOMAS N. SWEENEY
attorney at law
Tom Sweeney concentrates his practice on complex personal injury litigation including premises liability, toxic tort, products liability, construction injuries, civil rights, and other catastrophic injury cases. He has practiced in trial and appellate courts across the United States 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 earned his J.D. cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Sweeney 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 licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, and Eighth Circuits; and in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the District of Nebraska, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.
In addition to his numerous bar admissions, Attorney Sweeney is also a Senior Officer for the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board.
Mr. Sweeney is a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (Assistant Secretary), 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 every year from 2006 to 2013. Only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys under the age of 40 are selected. From 2014-2021, Mr. Sweeney was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. From 2017-2021, Mr. Sweeney was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Top 100 Philadelphia and Top 100 Pennsylvania lists.
$35 million recovery in a single vehicle commercial truck product liability case for a man who was paralyzed, served as co-trial counsel.
$15.8 Million total recovery including a full jury verdict, delay damages, and post judgement interest against the Philadelphia Joint Board Workers' Union on behalf of a pedestrian who was struck by a trade union vehicle operated by an intoxicated, unlicensed, non-union employee.
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.
$8 Million products liability settlement for the family of a young girl who was killed in a fire caused by defective products.
$6.1 million 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.
$5.25 million products liability settlement against a leading smoke detector manufacturer and retailer after defective ionization smoke detectors failed to timely warn a family of a spreading fire in their home, leading to the deaths of two family members.
$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 products liability settlement on behalf of a nine year-old who suffered Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Vanishing Bile Duct Syndrome.