Tom represents public and private institutions, businesses and municipalities in litigation and compliance matters. Over more than 25 years of active practice, he has advocated for clients in a wide range of disputes in state and federal courts including shareholder disputes, employment discrimination actions, major commercial contract disputes and land use and development matters. He has acted as lead counsel to municipal districts in labor negotiations with public unions, and he has represented public and private employers before the NLRB, EEOC, the State Division of Human Rights and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Tom has represented public school districts, public charter schools, and public and private colleges. He serves as town attorney for the Town of Newfield.
Tom was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell Law School from 2012-2014. Previously, he was a principal of a boutique litigation practice in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He had been with a major Boston law firm prior to that. Early in his legal career, he was a special assistant district attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During law school, Mr. Smith was associate editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.