Thom has over twenty years of experience as a practicing attorney in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He represents condominiums, corporations, and individuals in a wide range of matters with a primary focus on complex real estate litigation. His specific areas of practice include construction defects, condominium enforcement, zoning and land use litigation, beach rights, and other property disputes. He has tried and litigated cases in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire state and federal courts and has successfully argued appeals in both states. He has also handled matters in various administrative agencies and served as an administrative law judge. Since 2008, Martindale-Hubbell has recognized Thom with an AV-Preeminent® rating, the highest such rating available to an individual attorney.
In recent years, Thom served as an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire, where he developed and taught a course on law and public policy.
During law school, Thom was an intern on the Constitution Subcommittee to the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. Thom also worked for several years as an assistant to Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe in appeals before the United States Supreme Court. Prior to law school, he worked as a public high school English teacher in his home state of Wisconsin.
- ▪ University of Wisconsin (1985)
- ▪ Boston College, Law School (1995)
- ▪ Massachusetts Bar Association
- ▪ New Hampshire Bar Association
- ▪ Community Associations Institute (New England)
- ▪ Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
- ▪ Massachusetts
- ▪ New Hampshire
- ▪ United States District Court (Massachusetts)
- ▪ United States District Court (New Hampshire)
- ▪ Certified limited assistance counsel for clients involved in litigation matters brought in the Massachusetts Land Court
Publications and Events
- ▪ Frequent lecturer at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education conferences, including topics involving beach rights at Annual Real Estate Law Conferences in 2016 and 2018
- ▪ “SJC Ruling Deals Blow to Beachfront Lot Owners,” Mass Lawyers Weekly (11/22/15)