REPUTATION.

In the legal profession the word “reputation” is often confused with name recognition or advertising blather. But I have always viewed reputation as a reflection of one’s character and effectiveness. I didn’t come up with this myself. Instead my inspiration is personal: My Father had a great admiration for lawyers who used their knowledge and their expertise to fight for people who couldn’t fight for themselves. It’s what they accomplished for others that mattered. Not what they did 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.

To me, reputation is something that is earned over time, and it is measured by action, not hype.

I am very humbled by the confidence my clients have placed in me. And by the trust other lawyers routinely place in me when they refer me their clients because of my reputation, or when they invite me to consult with them on complex matters for the same reason.

I honor their trust every day by striving to be as effective as I possibly can – for them.

– Tom Marrone

Honors.

Best Lawyers in America for Pesonal Injury 2013-2016

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is  based entirely on peer-review. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is  based entirely on peer-review. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is  based entirely on peer-review. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is  based entirely on peer-review. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is  based entirely on peer-review. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is  based entirely on peer-review. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is  based entirely on peer-review. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is  based entirely on peer-review. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is  based entirely on peer-review. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is  based entirely on peer-review.

Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for Class Actions and Mass Torts (8th year)

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. As stated by Super Lawyers, “Since Super Lawyers is intended to be used as an aid in selecting a lawyer, we limit the lawyer ratings to those who can be hired and retained by the public, i.e., lawyers in private practice and Legal Aid attorneys.”

AVVO Clients’ Choice & 10.0 max rating

The Avvo Rating is their effort to evaluate a lawyer’s background based on the information available in an attorney’s Avvo profile. As per AVVO, “The Avvo Rating is based only on the information we have collected and that the attorney has provided, so we don’t recommend the Avvo Rating as the only piece of information you use to evaluate whether an attorney is right for you. The rating is a tool that provides a snapshot assessment of a lawyer’s background, and should be considered alongside other information such as client reviews and peer endorsements.”  Their ratings max at 10.0 – 9.0 Superb, then go down to their lowest rating of 1.0 (Extreme Caution).  AVVO states, “Keep in mind that these ratings speak to a lawyer’s background, but do not evaluate their knowledge of the law, past performance on individual cases, personality, or communication skills. These are elements that the Avvo Rating cannot evaluate, but can be better described in the client reviews and peer endorsements found on an attorney’s profile.”

Perfect AV 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale Hubbell for Highest Level of Professional Excellence

The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings appear in all formats of the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, in the online listings on martindale.com®, Lawyers.com, on the Martindale-Hubbell services, and on Martindale-Hubbell mobile apps. Martindale-Hubbell uses a specific practice area list in the review process to help ensure that all lawyers are reviewed using equivalent practice areas, regardless of how individual lawyers choose to articulate their area of expertise. This allows users of peer reviews to compare and contrast lawyers with a specific area of practice. The Martindale-Hubbell area of practice list is based on user behavior, research on emerging areas of law, and other forms of legal research. Martindale-Hubbell updates the list regularly to reflect the changing needs of the legal industry.  For Martindale-Hubbell to facilitate a peer review, a lawyer must provide his or her college, law school and year/state of first admission as part of having a profile on www.martindale.com. To be reviewed themselves, lawyers must also be willing to participate in the process of reviewing other members of the bar.

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania,The National Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7. They state the following, “The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an essential source of information, education and networking for the most accomplished trial lawyers throughout America. Through unique and professional networking opportunities, information and CLE programs, we continually strive to give our members a competitive edge in today’s ever-changing legal profession.  It is the mission of The National Trial Lawyers to provide networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for the nation’s leading trial lawyers. Each of our distinguished Top 100 members possesses the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best and finest lawyers in America.  By combining resources, power, and influence, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is devoted to preserving and protecting justice for all.”

Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is a membership organization that is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.  The organization states, “the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Since 1993 membership has been based upon strict objective qualifications. Many of our members have achieved numerous million and multi-million dollar results (several members have won billion dollar cases). Their practice areas include most areas of litigation, including: major personal injury, products liability, malpractice, construction, environmental, employment, insurance and business litigation. The common fact is that they have each demonstrated, in an objective and tangible way, their ability to accomplish superior results in complex cases. Certification by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum provides recognition of such accomplishment and a national network of experienced colleagues for information exchange, assistance and professional referral.”