JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1983
BS, Electrical Engineering, cum laude, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1972
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1984
Numerous state and federal courts on pro hac vice basis
Boston Globe’s 2015 Top Rated Lawyers of 2015
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
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Tom is an accomplished photographer. You may see some of his work at www.sutophotos.com. He is the owner, in part, of a Papillon, Isabella Rossellini, a descendant of Kirby, the only Papillon to win Best-Of-Show at the Westminster Dog Show. He is a regular contributor to Big Art Mob, a web site devoted to publishing photos of public art throughout the world.
Thomas G. Cooper (Retired), Partner
Mr. Cooper has specialized throughout his career as a trial lawyer in cases with electrical and engineering problems. He has an electrical engineering degree and believes that understanding how products and systems work and how equipment is designed and manufactured is essential to products liability litigation. He is knowledgeable about the use and basis for decision theory and frequently uses decision theory to assist in evaluating complex matters.
Mr. Cooper has represented clients successfully in litigation and jury trials involving products ranging from large utility transformers to consumer wiring devices to most everything in between. He has considerable experience with litigation involving electric arc furnaces, power generation, gas and explosions, and chemical plants. He has represented General Electric in a range of product liability matters throughout the United States and occasionally has consulted on matters in Canada, Mexico and Europe.
Mr. Cooper believes his mission is to achieve the most cost effective resolution of matters on behalf of his clients and uses technology to work in the most efficient manner possible. Compared to the engineering field, where the pragmatic solution of problems is paramount, Mr. Cooper finds today’s legal system for resolving disputes concerning the allocation of the cost of accidents is largely inefficient and wasteful. He strives to do his part to assist clients obtain an efficient and just resolution of product liability claims, which will fairly compensate those who deserve it, provide proper incentives to product manufacturers and designers, and eliminate undue waste in transaction costs.
- Author, How To Use Scientific Articles In A Toxic Tort Case and How To Prepare Your Own Expert In A Toxic Tort Case in Preparing A Toxic Tort Case For Trial (Practicing Law Institute, March 1991)