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W. Thomas Smith

W. Thomas Smith

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products, Medical Malpractice, Car Accidents

About Me

Tom aggressively represents persons injured and the families of those killed as a result of the fault of others. He has successfully represented clients with injuries caused by defective consumer products, medical devices, motor vehicles, and industrial equipment, construction site negligence, medical negligence, negligent service of alcohol, defects in commercial and residential premises, motor vehicle accidents, the negligence of gas and electric utilities, and many other acts of negligence. In addition, he has represented clients in such diverse areas of civil practice as claims for sexual abuse, claims on behalf of minority shareholders, claims against lawyers and accountants for malpractice, claims against adoption agencies and social workers for wrongful adoption, and on behalf of bank depositors as a class action. His experience in these areas has given him an in-depth understanding of the unique needs of seriously injured clients and their families. In addition to his role as an advocate, Tom educates his clients about the legal system and their rights within that system.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 30%
    38 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    38 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    38 years
  4. Car Accidents: 15%
    38 years

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Contact Info

Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C.

One Beacon Street
13th Floor
Boston, MA, 02108

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive197504/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
James Esdaile Jr. Award for Civility and ProfessionalismAMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES MASSACHUSETTS CHAPTER2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2013
Top 100 Super LawyersMassachusetts Super Lawyers2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Local Litigation StarsBenchmark Plaintiff 20142013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Top 100 Super LawyersMassachusetts Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2012
Top Ten Massachusetts Super LaywersMassachusetts Super Lawyers2011
Lawyer of the YearMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly2011
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSugarman and Sugarman, P. C.1977 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersFellow1995 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAdvocate1993 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1977 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember1977 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sexual assault by school van driverSettlement
Roofer suffered burns while attaching flashing to two family houseSettlement
Liquor server's liabilitySettlement

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Yale UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Rotary Club LuncheonThe Importance of Personal Injury Law in the Business Community2012
Thomas F. Lambert, Jr. ConferenceWhere do we go after Coombes and Leavitt? The Plaintiff’s Perspective2011