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Thomas Tucker Merrigan

Personal injury Attorney at Boston, MA

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  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 47 years
    Indiana - IN 12 years
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Temporary Admission Excluded No misconduct found

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Hon. Thomas T. Merrigan (Ret.) is a partner in Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, with offices located in Boston, Falmouth and Greenfield, Massachusetts. Tom has been practicing law in Massachusetts since 1976 and has successfully handled a broad spectrum of legal cases. In addition to his strong background as a litigator, he also brings twelve years of experience as retired First Justice in the Orange District Court, serving from 1990 to 2002, and as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the District Court from 1994 to 2002.

As a recipient of the Warren Burger Award, “Trial Court Judge of the Year,” Attorney Merrigan has a rare skill-set when it comes to knowing his way around the court room. During his time on the bench, he received numerous awards and honors for his innovations in court and community collaboration, public trust and confidence in the judiciary and work in substance abuse.

In addition to his leadership as a judge, Boston injury lawyer Thomas T. Merrigan is also recognized by the legal community as a dynamic litigator, headlining Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly as one of the States “Most Powerful” attorneys. His practice is devoted to handling complex litigation cases personal injury, wrongful death, construction accidents, medical malpractice malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, and worker’s compensation cases. Attorney Merrigan also represents clients in complex business and other civil litigation, professional licensure cases, and criminal defense.

Thomas T. Merrigan is also a trained mediator with certificates from the National Justice College, the Harvard Law School Negotiation Project, Program of Instruction for Lawyers, and the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program. He has a unique set of negotiation and facilitation skills that aid him in arbitrations, mediations, and trials.

Tom graduated from Deerfield Academy and received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, spending his junior year at the University of Nottingham. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he graduated in 1976.

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Sweeney Merrigan Law
268 Summer Street, LL
Boston, MA, 02210

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sweeney Merrigan Law
  • 2015 - 2015
  • General Counsel
  • Easton Bell Sports
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Rawson Merrigan Litner
  • 2002 - 2015
  • Presiding Justice
  • Commonwealth Of Massachusetts
  • 1990 - 2002
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Certificate, Advanced Legal Studies
  • 2012
  • University of North Carolina, Flagler Business School
  • Executive Business School Education
  • 2012
  • Intellectual Property and Business Strategy
  • Executive Education Certificate
  • 2011
  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973
  • Univerity of Nottingham
  • Special Student
  • 1972
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Vranos v. Skinner, 77 Mass. App. Ct. 736
  • Trial court discovery order reversed

Associations

  • Massac County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Barnstable County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Massachusetts Judges Conference
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Franklin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Achievment in Restorative Justice
  • Suffolk University and Boston Theological Institute
  • 2001
  • Distngushed Service Award
  • Recovery House Consortium
  • 2001
  • Certficate of Appreciation
  • North Quabbin Community Coalition
  • 2000
  • Warren Burger Award, Trial Court Judge of the Year
  • National Center for State Courts
  • 2000
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Publications

  • State Justice Institute and American University Drug Court Clearinghouse
  • Applying Drug Court Concepts in Juvenile and Family Court Evironments
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Rule of Law Conference, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Public Trust and Confidence in the Judiciary
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

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Given (44)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 23
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"I endorse this lawyer. Tom is an excellent lawyer with extensive litigation experience. I highly recommend Tom."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
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"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
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"Thomas is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 05
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
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"I highly endorse Mr. Merrigan. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 17
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 28
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"I endorse this lawyer for being a top-notch attorney in the community."
Unknown Attorney | May 12
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Personal injury Attorney | May 12
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Unknown Attorney | May 09
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"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 05
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"I endorse this Attorney Merrigan."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 24
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 23
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