A lifelong Central New Yorker, Tom DeBernardis is a recent graduate of Syracuse University College of Law where he was an Executive Board Member of the National Moot Court Honor Society and a member of the National Trial Team. Tom was also a member of the American Association for Justice Trial Team that won the northeast regional championship in 2017, and 2018, and placed fifth overall in the entire nation at the 2018 national finals. Tom received CALI awards for the highest overall performance in Appellate Advocacy, and for his work as a law clerk in the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office.
Tom also worked as a law clerk in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York where he assisted federal prosecutors on a major synthetic drug conspiracy trial.
Tom focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, labor law, motor vehicle and premises liability, and medical malpractice defense.