Tom Smith brings to his practice a calm demeanor and unwavering determination to successfully represent the injured and families of those killed as a result of the fault of others. Named one of 10 Top Lawyers of the Year by Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly, Tom, along with colleague Ben Zimmermann, secured one of the largest personal injury verdicts of 2011 – a $20 million verdict against Toys R Us for a defective pool slide. For 35 years, he has successfully represented clients with injuries caused by defective consumer products, medical devices, motor vehicles, and industrial equiptment, 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. His in-depth understanding of the unique needs of the seriously injured enables him to advocate for his clients and, at the same time, educate them about the legal system and their rights within the system.
Tom has also 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 of malpractice, claims against adoption agencies and social workers for wrongful adoption, and on behalf of bank depositors as a class action.
Recognized by his peers for his achievements, Tom is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was also elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates with the rank of Advocate, and served as president of the Massachusetts Chapter from 2000 to 2001.
Tom joined Sugarman in 1977 and has been a principal of the firm since 1981. For more information on Tom, or Sugarman, visit www.Sugarman.com.