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Thomas Waffenschmidt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in South Williamsport, PA

The Waffenschmidt Law Firm, LLC
811 South Market Street
South Williamsport, PA 17702
Phone: 800-599-9204
Fax: 570-505-3569
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Professional Liability: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Languages Spoken: English, German
Attorney Profile

President of The Waffenschmidt Law Firm, LLC, Thomas Waffenschmidt represents those dealing with personal injuries in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Bradford, Clinton, Montour County, Northumberland, Potter County, Sullivan County, Tioga and Union. Fluent in French, German and English, he is highly qualified to represent those whose lives have been changed by the negligent actions of another. 

Mr. Waffenschmidt earned a Bachelor of Arts, graduating summa cum laude from Slippery Rock University before earning a Juris Doctor in 1990 from the Georgetown University Law Center. Currently, he is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has an Avvo “Superb” rating from previous clients.

Handling matters of motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability, dog bite injury, workers’ compensation, legal malpractice and Marcellus Shale issues, Mr. Waffenschmidt has over 35 years of experience and millions of dollars recovered.

While he is president of the Lycoming Law Association, he is also a member of several other professional organizations, including the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the board of governors for the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association and the Lycoming County Democratic Party. Those who have been injured at the hands of another may schedule a free consultation with Mr. Waffenschmidt and benefit from his experience handling thousands of personal injury cases over the course of his career.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 10%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

About Thomas Waffenschmidt

First Admitted: 1990, Pennsylvania

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, Articles Editor, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, 1989 - 1990
  • "The Ins and Outs of Securities Arbitration," The Barrister, Vol. XXIII, No. 1, Spring, 1992  

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • Lycoming Law Association, President, 2014
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors, 1999 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1993  
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Lycoming County Democratic Party, Member, 1999 - Present  


  • AVVO Rated Superb 10/10
  • , AVVO rating of SUPERB 10/10, 2020

Educational Background

  • Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude, 1987

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Lycoming County Fair Share Award for handling Pro Bono cases, 2019


  • $1.6 million settlement in auto accident case, 2020
  • $860,000.00 settlement of auto accident case, 2019
  • $800,000. settlement of medical malpractice case, 2015
  • $1.5 million settlement in auto accident case, 2015
  • Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith v. Staiman, 771 F. Supp.102 (M.D. Pa. 1991) 
  • Ledger v. Eddy, 710 A.2d 1227 (Pa. Super. 1998)
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Office Location for Thomas Waffenschmidt

811 South Market Street
South Williamsport, PA 17702

Phone: 800-599-9204

Fax: 570-505-3569

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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