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Thomas M. McNamara

Thomas M. McNamara

Practice areas:

Litigation, Personal Injury

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

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    Tom McNamara is one of the most experienced abuse and personal injury lawyers I know. I have seen Tom take a tough case and have a jury award his client over one million dollars. Obviously results from case to case can vary but plain and simple: this guy is both a great lawyer and a decent human being. He explains the real facts and options to his clients. Our firm has worked with Tom on many occassions and never been disappointed with his work. He speaks the simple truth and promises only what he can deliver. Experience counts! James Alexander Hall, (fellow personal injury attorney)


    James Hall Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Thomas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Mcnamara & Goodman, LLP

142 Temple St
New Haven, CT, 06510-2600



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyersThe Legal Network2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Community Service AwardGreater New Haven Sexual Assualt Crisis Service1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMcNamara and Goodman, LLP1988 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Crime Victim Bar AssociationAttorney Member1994 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member1986 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationAttorney Member1986 - Present
American Association for JusticeAttorney Member1986 - Present
New Haven County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1986 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Jacob Doe v. Archdiocese of HartfordJury found defendant negligent and reckless. Jury awarded one million dollars in compensatory damages. Punitive damages were awarded by the Court in the amount of $354,541.39, for a total final judgemnent of $1,354,541.39.
McDermott v. State of Connecticut$850,000.00 was awarded to the Estate of William McDermott and $435,000.00 to Madeline McDermott, for a total verdict amount of $1,306,371.65 with costs.
Marsala v. GroonellJury found defendant driver negligent for making improper left-hand turn in front of motorcycle driver, resulting in amputation of right lower leg. Verdict of $1,635,000.00. Final judgement with interest totaled $2,582,949.88.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Southern Connecticut State UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, CLE CommitteeMy Best Final Argument2005
Victim LitigationSexual Abuse by the Clergy1996