Thomas S. Francis

Attorney

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Tom was born in New York City on February 5, 1951, and he grew up in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. He graduated from Harvard College in 1973 with a major in government. He graduated magna cum laude from New England Law | Boston in 1982. He clerked for the Honorable A. David Mazzone of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts from 1982 to 1983. He is licensed to practice in all courts of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals. In his spare time during the summer, Tom sails a catamaran and tends a vegetable garden on Cape Cod. He is married to Marie and has two sons, Matt and Eric, a daughter, Charlotte, two cats and a dog.

Practice areas

  • Debtor and creditor rights
  • Lender liability
  • Insurance subrogation
  • Insurance defense
  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Check fraud
  • Loan workouts
  • Uniform commercial code
  • Insurance arbitration
  • Fiduciary litigation
  • Automotive franchises and dealerships
  • Legal malpractice
  • Attorney discipline
  • Wrongful termination
  • Employment discrimination
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Contested trusts and estates

Bar admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 1984

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, New England Law | Boston, 1982
  • B.A., Harvard University, 1973

Professional associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Reported cases

Publications

  • Author: "Collective Bargaining, Impasse Resolution & Strikes in the Public Sector: A Recommendation to Amend Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 150E," 16 New England Law Review 505, 1981
  • "The New Apportionment Rule Under Bowen v. United States Postal Service," 35 Labor Law Journal 71, February, 1984