Partner, Thomas A. Berger
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Thomas A. Berger


Areas Of Practice

Tom Berger maintains a general practice that provides him with a broad range of legal insight into claims disputes involving Florida insurers and their insureds. The types of cases he handles include:

  • Slip and falls
  • Auto personal injury defense
  • Product liability
  • Construction defects
  • Homeowner association and condominium disputes

Tom is an experienced trial attorney who has tried in state court and he has mediated settlements from Fort Pierce to Key West, including the counties of St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe. He has also argued appeals before the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals.

His work in auto cases includes the defense of bodily injury and uninsured motorist claims. His experience with slip and fall injury cases includes a range of premises situations in retail, restaurant or other business properties. Product liability claims handled by Tom include power saws and other industrial or construction equipment.

In the area of construction defects, he represents general contractors and subcontractors in all aspects of construction from watertight issues to roofing, railings, doors and housing substructures. Many of the disputes he has handled involve high-end residential projects, including one property valued at $40 million. He has tried 4 construction cases to verdict.

His HOA case experience includes the defense of board members under errors and omissions (E&O) policies against allegations of fraud, selective enforcement or breach of fiduciary duty.

Tom serves as a Community Representative at Large on the Construction Oversight Review Committee (CORC) for the School District of Palm Beach County, a voluntary position he has held since 2005.

Tom was born in Cleveland, Ohio but raised in Boca Raton Florida.  He is married with three adult children.


  • Florida, 1989
  • United States District Court
    • Southern District of Florida, 2001
    • Middle District of Florida, 2011

Awards & Recognition

  • The Boca Raton Observer Top Lawyers, 2022


  • The Florida Bar
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2017-present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, 2019-present

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  • Handling Past Medicals and Future Care Plans – Webinar, August 2021
  • Florida Unfair Claim Settlement Practices, December 2018
  • Ethical Traps for Adjusters, Boyd & Jenerette Claims College, May 2016
  • Responding to Time Demands, Boyd & Jenerette Claims College, May 2016
  • Defending “Low Impact” Accidents: Key Issues, March 2016
  • Motions to Dismiss for Fraud – What You Need to Know, July 2014
  • Five-Hour Law & Ethics Update for Adjusters, July 2014
  • Florida No Fault Law Update, November 2013


  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville FL, 1989
  • B.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. History, 1986
  • Pine Crest Prep School, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Comprehensive Services

Many cases overlap several areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to recognize how one legal discipline impacts another. We work as a team on complex issues that require knowledge of a variety of state and federal laws. This multi-disciplinary approach allows clients to receive the large-firm advantage of access to multiple attorneys in a wide scope of practice areas as well as the hands-on customer service offered by a boutique law firm. In addition to civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, commercial law, construction law and appeals, our firm also handles professional liability claims.

Our bilingual staff is available to assist with immigration matters, including consular and removal defenses.