Thomas A. Reed

Thomas A. Reed has a general civil and criminal trial practice, including appeals, with an emphasis on business litigation and complex commercial cases. He has advised clients in disputes concerning accounting, business competition, architecture and construction, corporate acquisitions, debt instruments, executive compensation, freezeouts, fiduciary duty, professional liability, real estate, RICO, shareholder rights, trade secrets, and unfair and deceptive business practices. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College (summa cum laude), Princeton University (Ph.D.), and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude).

Mr. Reed is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the First and the Second Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  His appellate cases include Shervin v. Partners HealthCare System, Inc.,  (1st Cir. No. 14-1651) (2015); Joule, Inc. v. Simmons, 495 Mass. 81 (2011); Boyce v. Soundview Technology Group, Inc., 464 F.3d 376 (2d Cir. 2006); Giuliano v. Fulton, 399 F.3d 381 (1st Cir. 2005); Cohan v. Feuer, 422 Mass. 151 (2004) (J. Reed and T. Reed).

Mr. Reed is co-editor of American Legal Realism (Oxford UP); and he has written essays or articles on Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Keats, Arthur P. Rugg, Robert Venturi, and Charles Curtis. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts. He has also served as an Assistant District Attorney, Norfolk County; and as general counsel at a Massachusetts high technology company.  Mr. Reed was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts to the Attorney Advisory Committee charged with assisting the Court in revising and updating its local rules for civil cases.  He has served as a hearing officer for the Board of Bar Overseers.  He has spoken regularly at legal seminars and conferences, including for over a decade at MCLE’s Annual Business Litigation Seminar.  He has been on the advisory committee of the Youth Advocacy Project, and has assisted regularly in the Boston Municipal Court’s case conferencing program.  In his town, he has served as a school council member, and for fifteen years as a town meeting member.

Mr. Reed has the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell, and is a New England Super Lawyer.