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Thomas L. Plaitano, Esquire

Tom L. Plaitano

Attorney Tom L. Plaitano is a partner in Westmoreland Injury Lawyers LLC. He has been with the firm for eighteen years.

Tom received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1989 from Ohio Northern University and was admitted to the Bar of Pennsylvania and the Federal District Court, both in 1989.

Tom has been a member of the Westmoreland Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers Compensation Law Section and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.

He has also been active in his local community through the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation, D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and Reality Tour, a Teen Drug Prevention Program.

Tom has always concentrated his practice in representing individuals who are injured either at work or through the fault of others. He has extensive experience in representing individuals in Workers Compensation cases and Social Security disability awards. In addition to representing injured workers and disability claimants, Tom has over eighteen years of experience in representing individuals in class action lawsuits for injuries caused by defective drugs and medical devices. He has handled cases against numerous large pharmaceutical and medical device companies, including Merck, Wyeth, GlaxoSmithKline and the A.H. Robins Company.

"We are advocates for our clients. They are discouraged, often feeling that there is no avenue of help for recovery. Then they call us and it's pure relief!"

Christopher A. Vallano, Esquire

Chris A. Vallano

Attorney Chris A. Vallano is a partner in Westmoreland Injury Lawyers LLC, joining the firm in 1998. Prior to this, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph A. Hudock on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Chris received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1997 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and was admitted to the Bar of Pennsylvania in 1998 and the U.S. District Court Western Pennsylvania in 2006.

Chris has been a member of the Westmoreland County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been active in his local community through his association with the Rotary Club of Westmoreland, Maxwell Acitivities Association (MAA), and Hempfield Area Youth Athletic Association (HAYAA).

Chris has concentrated his practice in civil litigation, achieving superb results for his clients in automobile accident cases, medical malpractice cases, defective highway cases against PennDOT, product liability cases, and many other cases involving injured clients.

"From large class action lawsuits to small personal injury cases, we are here to serve the people in our local communities."

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