Hal Waldman & Associates

Hal Waldman & Associates

At Hal Waldman and Associates, our Pittsburgh area attorneys help victims of medical malpractice, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck collisions, bicycle accidents, wrongful death, dangerous and defective products, work accidents, and more.

Firm Overview

Hal Waldman and Associates is a personal injury law firm serving Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Altoona, Erie, New Castle, Butler, Clarion, Johnstown, DuBois, Uniontown, Ebensburg, Kittanning, Meadville, Warren, Indiana, Mercer, Beaver, Aliquippa, Sewickley, California, Waynesburg, Washington, Bedford, State College and all of the areas in between. Our experienced Super Lawyers handle all type of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those involving:

Car Accidents
Trucking Collisions
Motorcycle Crashes
Premises Liability
Defective Products
Work Injury
Bus Accidents
Pedestrian Accidents
Dangerous Drugs
Construction Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Burn Injuries
Delayed Diagnosis

What Makes Us Different
We are a small firm comprised of compassionate attorneys who personally handle each case we take. With over 50 years of combined experience, our attorneys know exactly how to litigate even the most complex cases and secure maximum compensation for our clients.

Because we are a small firm, we are able to work directly with each client we take and never pass victims of injury onto other, less experienced attorneys. We do not make our clients wait for return calls when questions or issues arrive. We answer our own phones, 24/7 and, if the attorney working on your case is not immediately available, we guarantee a same-day callback. We are committed to caring for you at all times during your case and will take every step necessary to see that you never feel you are going it alone.
Main Office
Main Office
1326 Freeport Rd
Pittsburgh  PA  15238
  • (412) 338-1000
  • (412) 963-6027
Auto Accident
Over 50 years combined experience helping victims of car crashes, motorcycle accidents, truck collisions and pedestrian accidents. Our lawyers have recovered millions on behalf of injured people across Pennsylvania.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of catastrophic injury in Pittsburgh. Tragically, many victims of these accidents are unsure about what to do, and subsequently suffer long after the initial injury is sustained due to inadequate settlements provided by insurance companies. To help ensure you are not cheated out of fair compensation, you need an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney on your side immediately following your injury.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Your life can be changed forever after a serious personal injury. You will likely face mounting medical bills, and you might be unable to work, making it extremely difficult to pay for these new expenses. Insurers care about minimizing expense to the company, not providing you the compensation you need and deserve.

At Hal Waldman and Associates, our Pittsburgh area attorneys take personal injury claims, medical malpractice cases and wrongful death claims seriously. We recognize the impact of carelessness on our clients, which is why we seek to maximize compensation on behalf of those who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a work accident, motorcycle accident, car collision, truck accident, gas well explosion or other unfortunate event.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Our experienced lawyers have been recognized as two of the top 5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyer and have been listed by the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We care. We are on your side. And we will take action to decrease the burdens you and your family are facing.

Hal Waldman

Attorney Hal Waldman received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Georgetown University in 1977. At Georgetown, Mr. Waldman was Editor of the Journal of International Relations. He was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Ohio as well as the District Court of Western Pennsylvania and United States Supreme Court. Mr. Waldman is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and American Bar Association. Mr. Waldman is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group that recognizes attorneys who have had settlements or verdicts in excess of one million dollars.

In 2011, he was listed as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Pittsburgh by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. Since 2009, Mr. Waldman has been recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as one of the top 5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania. He has also been listed as one of the Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America by Lawdragon. The National Trial Lawyers list him as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. In 2017, Mr. Waldman was admitted to The Lawyers of Distinction, a membership reserved for the top 10% of attorneys in the United States.

His practice is focused in a number of areas including plaintiff's representation with respect to:

Personal injury
Product liability
Wrongful death
Medical malpractice
Mr. Waldman has owned numerous nursing homes and assisted living centers and is a recognized expert in the area of nursing home law. Mr. Waldman also serves clients in the area of business and construction law.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Waldman attended Oberlin College where he graduated in 1974 with Highest Honors in history. He is currently a member of the President's Advisory Council for Oberlin College.

Mr. Waldman is actively involved in the community. He is Chairman of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and is involved in numerous non-profit charities and social service organization in the area.

Hal Waldman and Associates has been involved in numerous large personal injury and class action settlements that exceed millions of dollars. Membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum requires handling cases in excess of One Million Dollars.

Areas of Practice
Personal Injury Law
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Nursing Home
Personal Injury Plaintiff
Products Liability Law
Medical Malpractice
  • Bar Number: 26514
  • Georgetown University Law Center
    Juris Doctor , 1977

Thomas D. Berret

Thomas D. Berret is a native of Pittsburgh, where he attended Central Catholic High School and the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated with a B.S. in Psychology. After graduation from the University of Akron School of Law in 1995, Tom returned to Pittsburgh where he practiced with a small personal injury law firm, thereafter serving as a Law Clerk of the Honorable Charles Alexander, P.J. Court of Common Pleas of Clarion County.

Tom joined Hal Waldman and Associates in late 1997, and practices almost exclusively in the areas of personal injury, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, dog bites, and medical malpractice. Tom has also prosecuted and defended clients in commercial and personal contract claims, landlord-tenant disputes, workers' compensation and quo warranto actions. Tom has litigated cases in a number of common pleas courts in Western Pennsylvania, as well as in the Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Tom is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.
  • Bar Number: 76733
  • University of Akron School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1995

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