Tom’s practice focuses on the defense of medical malpractice, professional liability and other complex insurance defense and tort litigation. Over the last 30 years, he has tried numerous medical malpractice cases, successfully defending physicians, hospitals and other professionals in almost every medical specialty. He has also tried wrongful death and other high exposure general negligence and personal injury actions. As part of his practice, Tom also regularly defends physicians and dentists in administrative actions brought against them by the Department of Public Health.

In addition to his trial practice, Tom also provides counseling and risk management services to his clients and is a frequent speaker on issues relating to health care law, trial practice and the defense of medical negligence claims. During the last several years, he has been called upon to give frequent lectures on various topics, including “The Basics of Civil Trial Practice in Connecticut,” “Connecticut Evidence,” “Federal Medicare’s Super Lien,” “New Physician’s Practice-Legal Perspective” and “Shoulder Dystocia Litigation.” He has also authored a number of written and audio visual materials, including a handbook on Connecticut Medical Malpractice law; and a series of podcasts on various risk management issues, including informed consent, curbside consults and documentation.

Noteworthy Accomplishments, Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers magazine list in Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense (2006–2020)
  • Selected to the New England Super Lawyers magazine in field of Medical Malpractice-Defense (2006-2019)
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Received board certification in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Successfully tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal courts
  • Frequently argued before the Supreme Court and Appellate Court. Some of his reported cases include Dimmock v. Lawrence and Memorial HospitalInc. et al., 286 Conn. 789 (2008); Jefferson v. Waveny Care Center et al., 134 Conn.App. 727 (2012); Dorreman v. Johnson, 141 Conn.App. 91 (2013)
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Admitted to the American College of Trial Attorneys
  • B.A. — The University of Vermont
  • J.D. — The University of Tulsa College of Law