Thomas J. Sweeney Inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers
October 14, 2015
The national law firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC is very pleased to announce that Thomas J. Sweeney was recently inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. Sweeney is a member (partner) at Eckert Seamans and has been practicing for more than 30 years.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for fellowship.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5860 members in the United States and Canada, including active fellows, emeritus fellows, judicial fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and honorary fellows. The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession.
Sweeney concentrates his practice in the area of product liability defense and commercial litigation. He has extensive courtroom experience in both state and federal courts and has established a national trial practice, having served as lead trial counsel in more than 40 states and Puerto Rico. He currently serves as national and regional trial counsel for several firm clients. His practice encompasses the defense of locomotive/railroad equipment manufacturers, automobile/motorcycle manufacturers, industrial machine/equipment manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, and mass tort litigation.
Sweeney has spoken extensively on issues relating to trial strategy and tactics and product liability/commercial litigation. He is a former member of the firm’s board of directors and executive committee and former chair of the litigation department.