Thomas A. Reed


Thomas A. Reed has a general civil practice, including select criminal defense,as well as 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 C ir. No . 14-1651) (2015); Joule 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 38 1 (1st Cir. 200 5); 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 assisted 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 has been named a Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyer.