Thomas Waffenschmidt

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Williamsport, PA

The Waffenschmidt Law Firm, LLC
 | 811 South Market Street, Williamsport, PA 17702
Phone: 570-505-3015
Fax: 570-505-3569
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%)
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
    • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
    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


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    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021

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    About Thomas Waffenschmidt

    Admitted: 1990, Pennsylvania

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    • AVVO Rated Superb 10/10

    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
    • 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  

    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  


    • 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)

    Educational Background:

    • Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude, 1987
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    Office Location for Thomas Waffenschmidt

    811 South Market Street
    Williamsport, PA 17702

    Phone: 570-505-3015

    Fax: 570-505-3569

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    Last Updated: 12/1/2020

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