Tom is a civil trial lawyer with over 30 years of courtroom experience. His practice focuses on representing employers in civil litigation and federal and state investigations. He advises his clients on compliance with the myriad of statutes and regulations relating to the workforce, as he understands the importance of keeping clients out of harm’s way whenever possible. Tom’s employment practice also includes negotiating employment, separation, and equity agreements for executives.
In addition to being an employment lawyer, throughout his career, Tom has represented lawyers and other professionals in defending against errors and omissions claims and in disciplinary matters before state licensing boards, including the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.
Finally, Tom handles a wide array of business litigation matters, mainly concerning disputes among owners of closely-held or family-owned businesses. He is often engaged to represent employers and executives in connection with the enforcement of restrictive covenant and confidentiality agreements and the protection of trade secrets.
For the past 13 years, Tom has served as the Chair of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Advisory Board, which advises both the Governor and the MCAD on policy matters.
Tom serves as Conn Kavanaugh’s Managing Partner, overseeing all operations and managing the growth of the Firm’s practice areas and professionals.
Tom lives in Brookline with his wife, also a lawyer. In his “spare time,” Tom serves on the boards of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, and he trains for and rides in the Pan-Mass Challenge, raising funds for cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.