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Thomas M. Sobol

Consumer protection Attorney at Cambridge, MA

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  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 39 years
    Rhode Island - RI 30 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 40 years
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1983
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1993
    Not Authorized to Practice - Removed from the Master Roll No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1983
    Retired No misconduct found

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Antitrust and trade law

  2. Consumer protection
    Mr. Sobol's practice focuses on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation for consumer classes, large and small health plans and individuals.

Voted Massachusetts Ten Leading Litigators
—The National Law Journal

Current Role:

  • Partner & Executive Committee Member, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro
  • Leads Hagens Berman’s Boston office
  • Leader in drug pricing litigation efforts against numerous pharmaceutical and medical device companies
  • Lead negotiator in court-approved settlements totaling more than $2 billion
  • Currently court-appointed lead counsel for In re Skelaxin Antitrust Litigation, In re Nexium Antitrust Litigation, In re Lipitor Antitrust Litigation, In re Effexor Antitrust Litigation and In re Wellbutrin XL Antitrust Litigation
  • Appointed lead counsel in MDL No. 2149: In re New England Compounding Pharmacy Litigation Multidistrict Litigation, representing more than 700 victims who contracted fungal meningitis or other serious health problems as a result of receiving contaminated products produced by NECC, resulting in a $200 million settlement
  • Lead counsel to the Prescription Access Litigation (PAL) project, the largest coalition of health care advocacy groups that fight illegal, loophole-based overpricing by pharmaceutical companies

Recent Success:

  • Neurontin class action marketing settlement ($325 million)
  • NECC meningitis outbreak settlement ($200 million)
  • Flonase direct purchaser litigation settlement ($150 million)
  • Wellbutrin XL direct purchaser litigation ($37.5 million)
  • First Databank litigation (4% price reduction of most retail drugs)
  • McKesson litigation ($350 million)
  • Zyprexa litigation on behalf of the State of Connecticut ($25 million)
  • Vioxx third party payor litigation ($80 million)
  • Paxil direct purchaser litigation ($150 million)
  • Co-lead trial counsel in the Neurontin MDL ($142 million RICO jury verdict)



  • Seventeen years in large Boston firm handling large complex civil litigation
  • Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the states of New Hampshire and Rhode Island
  • Private counsel for Massachusetts and New Hampshire in groundbreaking litigation against the tobacco industry (Significant injunctive relief and recovery of more than $10 billion)
  • Judicial clerk for Chief Justice Allan M. Hale, Massachusetts Appeals Court, 1983-1984
  • Board Chairman, New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 1995-2002


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55 Cambridge Parkway, Suite 3011 Financial Ctr
Cambridge, MA, 02142


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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP
  • 2002 - Present


  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Clark University
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Neurontin
  • $142 Million Jury Verdict
  • Tricor
  • $65.7 Million Recovery
  • Zyprexa
  • $25 Million for the State of Connecticut
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2008
  • Massachusetts Ten Leading Litigators
  • The National Law Journal
  • 2000
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Cambridge Consumer protection Lawyer Thomas M. Sobol
Thomas M. Sobol
Consumer protection Attorney
Cambridge, MA
Licensed for 40 years