Thomas P. Gorman

Partner

Thomas P. Gorman is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department and chair of the firm’s Probate Litigation Practice Group. Tom represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters. Tom's litigation experience includes representing public bodies as well as private corporations, individuals, and associations in litigation matters such as probate and trust matters, insurance, personal injury, commercial disputes and torts, real estate, construction, and intellectual property.

 Representative Experience

  • Four charitable beneficiaries who, with two of four trustees (separately represented) defended against claims that those two trustees should be removed from the trust at issue, and presenting claims for removal of the other two trustees
  • Individual income beneficiaries, with the consent of the charitable remainder beneficiaries, for the removal of the trustee and in objections to his separate account as executor
  • Charitable beneficiary for the rescission of trust amendments procured through undue influence and asserting breach of fiduciary duty claims against the trustee
  • Defending against objections to the Executors' First and Final Account, including as to the attorneys' fees for the estate administration, in a $12 million estate
  • Defended a will contest involving claims of undue influence against the named executor in a will entered into by the executor's cousin
  • Defending against an effort to modify a stock custodial agreement involving stock assigned to clients by a party in a preceding divorce action

 Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • "Steps for trustees to avoid litigation from beneficiaries," Boston Business Journal, November 7, 2008
  • Authored articles for the ABA Journal, the Massachusetts Bar Association's Lawyers Journal, and the Boston Bar Journal
  • Lectured in the areas of expert testimony, trial practice, consumer law and writing for lawyers for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Spoken on public retirement issues for the Massachusetts Association of Contributory Retirement Systems

 Community Involvement

Thomas P. Gorman