Tom defended executives and companies in high stakes cases and tried over 50 cases to jury verdict or jury-waived decision. He specialized in professional and product liability defense, business litigation, and regulatory law.
In 2004, Tom was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, the membership of which cannot exceed 1% of the lawyers in a given state.
In 2013, Tom was named Lawyer of the Year by the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, of which Tom is a past President.
Tom was appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to both the Client’s Security Board and the Board of Bar Overseers, and he served as the CSB’s chair and the BBO’s vice-chair.
Tom is now of counsel to the firm and regularly consults with the firm lawyers on litigation strategy. He has served as an expert witness on liability and ethics issues and is a certified conciliator. From 2015-2021, he chaired the board of trustees at one of the state’s 15 community colleges.