CIVIL VERDICTS - PREMISES LIABILITY * Estate of Joan DeMarco v. The Marquis - Decedent business tenant of apartment/office complex owner murdered by former employee of defendant in violent assault during office burglary. Plaintiff's estate alleged negligent security theory of liability against defendant. Settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in excess of One Million Two Hundred Thousand ($1,200,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Khaled Bakar v. Home Properties, Inc. - Plaintiff was standing on third floor balcony of friend's apartment owned by defendant, when the floor suddenly collapsed causing plaintiff to fall to ground. Plaintiff sustained fractured ribs, non-displaced tibia fracture and herniated disc, which was treated with physical therapy and multiple epidural injections. Montgomery County jury returned a verdict in the amount of Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine Thousand ($769,000.00) Dollars. Plaintiff filed Motion for Delay Damages which was granted and case was settled for Nine Hundred Thousand ($900,000.00) Dollars. * CIVIL VERDICTS - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS * Riccardo v. Kim - Plaintiff sustained fractured cervical vertebrae at C5-6 level which required two surgeries and metal screws, arising from a two vehicle automobile accident. Out-of-court settlement negotiated with responsible insurance carriers in amount of Four Hundred Thousand ($400,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Estate of Robert Kane v. Joseph Falco - Decedent killed while passenger in one-car accident where intoxicated driver lost control of vehicle. Wrongful death claim settlement negotiated with responsible insurance company in the amount of Six Hundred and Sixty Thousand ($660,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. * Vinnie Moss v. Baldi Transportation/Erie Insurance Company - Plaintiff awarded Two Hundred Thirty Five Thousand ($235,000.00) Dollars by jury after trial. Defendant trucking company bankrupt and uninsured. Uninsured motorist claim settlement negotiated with plaintiff's insurance company in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,00.00) Dollars. * CIVIL VERDICTS - LIQUOR LIABILITY * Gerald & Irene Kane v. Dublin Wine and Spirits and Commonwealth of PA - Plaintiff husband and wife sustained multiple injuries in head-on collision with drunk driver. Husband-plaintiff sustained head injury resulting in brain hemorrhage and coma, with substantial recovery. Wife-plaintiff sustained broken ankle. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants prior to trial. Husband's claim - Two Hundred Forty Thousand ($240,000.00) Dollars. Wife's claim - Ninety Thousand ($90,000.00) Dollars. (Bucks County)* Edward Pisarek v. Adriatric Club - Plaintiff police officer assaulted while on duty by intoxicated bar patron skilled in martial arts. Plaintiff sustained permanent partial hearing loss and multiple lacerations. Non-jury trial verdict in favor of plaintiff and against defendant in amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars. (Philadelphia County) CIVIL VERDICTS - PRODUCT LIABILITY* Keith Rosenberger v. Galoob Toys, Inc. - Plaintiff sustained temporary partial loss of vision in one eye with increased risk of future glaucoma, when struck in eye by defendants' children's toy, while plaintiff demonstrated newly purchased toy for child. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendants in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)* Raymond Cost v. Caterpillar, Inc. - Plaintiff sustained partial amputation of his lower leg, when his foot was crushed in an unguarded pinchpoint of rotating couplings inside engine area, while plaintiff was performing maintenance of defendant's heavy trash compactor/metal shearer. Out-of-court settlement successfully negotiated against defendant in the amount of Four Hundred Seventy Five Thousand ($475,000.00) Dollars prior to trial. (Montgomery County)

Attorney Brooks T. Thompson


Brooks T. Thompson, Esq.

E-mail: Brooks@McMahon4Law.com

Telephone: (610) 272-9502

Office Location: 21 West Airy Street Norristown, PA 19401

Bar Admissions: Pennsylvania, United Stated District Court for the Eastern District of PA, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education: The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law

About

Attorney Brooks Thompson is, by nature, drawn to standing up for the rights of everyday people. As a criminal defense attorney, he regularly goes toe-to-toe with the government prosecutors, and as a personal injury attorney, vigorously fights against big insurance companies. He has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania and has been fortunate enough to argue before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on two occasions.

Criminal Defense Attorney

Mr. Thompson has obtained Not Guilty verdicts following jury trials in cases involving serious criminal charges including Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Armed Robbery, Unlawful Possession of Firearms, and related offenses.

He is passionate about defending clients' right to be free from unlawful searches and seizure as provided under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 8 of Pennsylvania's Constitution. He believes that good criminal defense attorneys are the police of the police when it comes to protecting those rights. Attorney Thompson's legal arguments on Motions to Suppress Evidence have persuaded judges to throw out illegally obtained evidence in major drug cases, causing the cases to be dismissed.

Personal Injury Lawyer

As a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer, attorney Thompson has successfully recovered for clients in premises liability (slip and fall) and car accident cases and served as co-counsel on several cases with settlements or verdicts in the millions.

Mr. Thompson's trial skills and near daily court appearances in criminal cases give him a significant advantage over the attorneys for the insurance companies. Those attorneys often focus their practice on drafting stacks of letters and pleading, but rarely see the inside of a courtroom. Mr. Thompson, on the other hand, does not shy away from a courtroom or hesitate to bring a civil case to trial when the insurance companies refuse to offer a fair and just settlement.

Education

Mr. Thompson earned his Juris Doctor at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in State College, Pennsylvania. There he focused his coursework on trial advocacy and alternative dispute resolution. He completed his undergraduate studies at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania where he majored in both Political Science and Broadcast Communications.

Other Interests

Outside of law, Mr. Thompson is passionate about music across all genres - with the exception of modern country. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and long distance bicycling. Although he rarely takes time away from the office, when he does, he spends it on the coasts of both Maine and southern California.