Thomas G. Wood
Thomas G. Wood joined Keches Law Group in April of 2022 after working at a premier boutique civil litigation firm in Boston. Before that, Tom was a law clerk to Judge Nina F. Elgo of the Connecticut Appellate Court. In law school, Tom had the privilege of arguing in front of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito as a finalist in the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition. He specializes in personal injury law and appellate practice.
Tom works with John Martin and Michaela Weaver in the Torts Department at Keches and represents clients who have been injured due to negligence, medical malpractice, harassment, abuse, and discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace, at schools and colleges, as well as in residential care facilities. More recently, Tom helped secure a $10 million judgment against former Boston English High School Dean Shaun Harrison, who shot one of his former students in the back of the head.
In his appellate practice, Tom works directly with trial attorneys throughout every phase of litigation, including dispositive motions, evidentiary hearings, trial and post-trial motions, and appeals, in both state and federal courts. Using both trial and appellate court remedies, Tom specializes in developing unique legal strategies for his clients.
In 2020, Tom graduated from Suffolk University Law School with Distinction in the Trial & Appellate Advocacy Concentration. During law school, Tom was chosen to be a member of Suffolk Law’s nationally ranked mock trial team, and his opening statement in the National Online Trial Advocacy Competition scored in the top 20% nationwide. Tom also received multiple awards for his participation in other trial and appellate advocacy competitions, including winning both the Walter H. McLaughlin Appellate Advocacy Competition and the Second-Year Mock Trial Competition. He received several academic accolades, including awards for Best Oral Advocate and Distinguished Brief.
Outside of his practice, Tom teaches trial advocacy, evidence, and civil procedure to law students as an Assistant Coach to Suffolk Law’s mock trial team. Before that, he served as a Fellow for the Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, where he taught constitutional law and students’ rights to under-served high school students in Boston.
J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 2020
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2017
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Judicial Court, Massachusetts
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
State of Connecticut
Professional and Bar Association Memberships
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Worcester Bar Association
Honorable Nina F. Elgo, Judge, Connecticut Appellate Court, 2020-2021