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
Fax: 215-914-2118
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Anthony J. Baratta (“Tony”) fights for injured victims of medical mistakes, car & truck accidents, defective products and dangerous property conditions. Tony has developed an expertise representing Brain Injury Victims through his relationships with top specialists in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He works closely with these specialists to ensure his clients receive the best medical care to maximize their brain recovery.

Tony is an experienced trial attorney, having won over $60 Million through trial verdicts and negotiated settlements for his injured clients.

Tony is a Nationally Certified Civil Trial Advocate, “AV Preeminent” rated by Martindale Hubbell, a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and performs Pro Bono work for Philadelphia VIP.  He has been named a SuperLawyer twelve times, 2006, 2008-2018.  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. 

When Tony is not practicing law, he spends time with his wife and 3 sons in Richboro, PA.

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): 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

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

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, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Anthony Baratta

Admitted: 1989, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.barattarussell.com/about-us/meet-our-lawyers/ant...

Honors/Awards:

  • Co-Champion of Moot Court Honor Society's Polsky Moot Court Competition
  • AV Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell
  • Millions Dollar Advocate - 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:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member - Philadelphia VIP, Volunteer for Philadelphia VIP Works 2006-present, 2017
  • Board Member (Safety Director), Northampton Council Rock Baseball Association , 2017
  • Volunteer for the Support Center for Child Advocates 2003-2008, 2008

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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
  • 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
  • "When a Patient Commits Suicide, Who is to Blame?", American Journal of Psychiatry
  • As discussed in my previous blogs, a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) most likely cannot be seen on any x-ray type studies.  Since symptoms may take a long time to manifest and there exist alternative causes for the symptoms, proving a causal connection between the traumatic event and the brain injury requires a vigorous advocate with experience handling brain injury cases.  Cases can be lost even when a wrongdoer has been clearly negligent if such a lawyer is not retained. There are 3 main ways I work with my clients to ensure that I can prove the injury was caused by the trauma., 3 Successful Ways I Prove Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), barattarussell.com blog, 2015
  •  According to the CDC, head injury results in 138 deaths daily and close to 3 million emergency department visits annually.   Falls are the leading cause of brain injuries, about 40%.  Other causes include being hit in the head unintentionally with an object (15%), motor vehicle crashes (14%) and physical assaults (10%).        Those who suffer a brain injury due to the carelessness of another need an attorney who understands these very difficult to diagnose and treat injuries.  The character of Jordan Belfour in the movie, The Wolf of Wall Street said: “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”   I am passionate about understanding and educating others about brain injuries., Hiring the Right Lawyer for Brain Injury, 2015
  • The Assessment of Decision-making Capacity after Acquired Brain Injury: Legal and Neuropsychological Perspectives – Determining decision-making capacity after acquired brain injury is a challenging task even for the most experienced clinician. In this presentation, we present the medico-legal issues and process related to determining capacity, the research and recommendations regarding the components of a capacity evaluation, and clinical case examples outlining the process of assessment., Speaker, Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania Annual Conference, 2015
  • In 2017 the lawyers of Baratta, Russell and Baratta achieved life changing results for many clients.  Below are some of the highlights of 2017. These clients, these heroes, all had one thing in common: a careless actor had changed their life. , 2017 - A Year in Review, 2018
  • Go find your automobile insurance policy and look at the Declarations Page. Let’s make sure you have enough coverage to protect yourself and your loved ones. We are going to focus on two areas of auto insurance that people tend to overlook., 2 Reasons Why You Need to Look at Your Auto Insurance Policy – IMMEDIATELY, 2018
  • You followed the rules and did everything carefully but someone else didn’t, and now you are suffering the consequences of pain, lost time from work, mounting medical costs and the fear that the life as you knew it has been stolen from you.  Meanwhile the careless person gets to live their life as if nothing happened.Why are you the one suffering all the consequences when you did everything the right way?  Why does the person who caused the harm suffer nothing?  What can you do?, Our 10 Rules for Success in YOUR Personal Injury Claim, 2018
  • CLE Presentation at the Crystal Tea room on 3/29/2018, Speaker, CLE- Effective Ethical Negotiation , 2018

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Settlement $1MM-motorcycle accident, Settlement $550,000-Uninsured Motorist, Settlement $565,000 -mild traumatic brain injury in a motor vahicle accident Confidential Settlement $over 5MM - a young man who had lost both legs above his knees trying to help a motorist who had suffered a flat tire.This case involved 9 years of litigation against 4 defendants. Confidential Settlement high six figures  - slip and fall due to a wet floor in a bathroom and died due to the head injuries suffered, Confidential Settlement high six figures -  medical malpractice vs orthopedic surgeon, 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, 2018

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
  • Recipient of the First Judicial District Pro Bono Award for the Civil Trial Division in Philadelphia., 2018

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

Fax: 215-914-2118

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Last Updated: 2/25/2019

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