Anthony J. Baratta

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Baratta, Russell & Baratta
 | 3500 Reading Way, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
Phone: 215-914-2222
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • General Litigation (0%)
Attorney Profile

Anthony J. Baratta  (“Tony”) is a founding partner of Baratta, Russell & Baratta, a civil trial law firm dedicated to advocacy for victims of serious personal injury and death.  He has helped persons with disabling injuries restore a sense of dignity and purpose to their lives with his compassionate response to their plight and his fight to make up for the harms and losses they have been caused.  He is a Nationally Certified Civil Trial Advocate, “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale Hubbell, a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, performs Pro Bono work for Philadelphia VIP and the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia.  He has been named a SuperLawyer ten times, 2006, 2008-2016.  A proud graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep,  LaSalle University and Temple Law School, he is a “man for others.”

Tony began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable James T. McDermott of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and then spent 5 years in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office prosecuting child abuse and rape cases.  He continues to represent the victims of sexual assault to recover just compensation against the parties responsible for the life altering harms caused. 

Tony founded Baratta & Russell, P.C. in 1997, with his law school classmate and best friend, Ken Russell, which became Baratta, Russell & Baratta in 2004 when his brother Andrew became affiliated with the firm. 

Tony handles cases in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  He represents victims of medical error, auto wrecks, dangerous property conditions and sexual assault .  He also represents persons who have suffered injuries in work and need an aggressive advocate to ensure justice in workers compensation claims.  Tony has also very successfully represented small businesses against major corporations in commercial litigation claims dealing with trade secrets, non-compete provisions, and employment agreement disputes. 

When Tony is not practicing law, he spends time with his wife and 3 sons in Richboro, PA, where he can be found coaching his boys in the area baseball and basketball programs.

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

General Litigation (0%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

General Litigation: Litigation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Anthony Baratta

Admitted: 1989, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: www.barattarussell.com/about-us/meet-our-lawyers/anthony-j-b...

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell
  • Co-Champion of Moot Court Honor Society's Polsky Moot Court Competition
  • Trial Lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving trial verdicts and settlements in excess of 1 million dollars., Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member - Philadelphia VIP, Volunteer for Philadelphia VIP Works 2006-present, Volunteer for the Support Center for Child Advocates 2003-present, Northampton Council Rock Baseball Coach 1998-2015, 2017
  • Board Member (Safety Director), Northampton Council Rock Baseball Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • A trial lawyer and forensic psychiatrist explain how to prove physician negligence can cause or fail to prevent suicide, Co-Author, When a Patient Commits Suicide, Who is the Blame?, American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, Volume 27, Issue 2, 2006
  • Speaker at a Philadelphia Trial Lawyer CLE function in which a verdict of over 4 million dollars achieved in a Philadelphia County trial regarding the failure to treat a bile leak following a laprascopic cholecystectomy was discussed., Speaker, How to Win Impossible Cases, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers
  • "When a Patient Commits Suicide, Who is to Blame?", American Journal of Psychiatry

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Verdict $625,000 - medical malpractice vs OB/Gyn, Settlement $675,000 - traumatic brain injury in SUV vs. tractor tanker wreck, Settlement $ 315,000 - Motor Vehicle Accident caused by motorist fleeing police, Settlement $350,000 - ankle fracture - slip on ice, Settlement $500,000 - Party bus accident causing mild traumatic brain injury,  Settlement $450,000 - Sexual assault case vs. defendant Church, Verdict $4 Million -  failure to treat bile leak post laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Settlement $3.8 Million - burn victim death following energy plant explosion, Verdict $1.6 Million - herniated discs in low back and neck and knee injury leading to knee replacement in fall down case, Settlement $1,775,000 - pedestrian hit by vehicle suffers brain injury,  Settlement $750,000  - failure to diagnose skin cancer resulting in death, Settlement $600,000 - foot fractures in 30 year old woman caused by MVA), Settlement $500,000  - herniated discs in low back caused by MVA, Settlement $275,000  - post-concussion syndrome suffered in slip and fall, Settlement $250,000  - nerve lacerated during surgical fixation of fracture humerous, Settlement $575,000 - wrongful death case for an inmate at the Philadelphia Federal Detention Center - failure to timely treat deep vein thrombosis leading to a pulmonary embolus and death, 2017

Transactions:

  • Public Safety Change Obtained in addition to monetary settlement - pedestrian struck by motor vehicle caused by a sight obstruction created by a Northeast Philadelphia business, demanded as part of settlement that the sight obstruction be eliminated.  When it was not, Motions to Enforce that portion of the settlement were filed and won to ensure the safety of others. 

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Awarded Philadelphia VIP Volunteer of the Month for August 2010 for representing indigent motor vehicle owner at trial in a personal injury case. , 2010

Educational Background:

  • LaSalle University, B.A., Named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1986

Industry Groups

  • Brain Injury Association Of PA
  • Office Location for Anthony J. Baratta

    3500 Reading Way
    Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

    Phone: 215-914-2222

     

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    Last Updated: 5/5/2017

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