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Attorney Thomas J. Carey, Jr., specializes in appellate practice, civil or criminal, in state or federal courts. He is also an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School, with which he has had a long association as a student, alumnus, and faculty member. As an appellate advocate, he has successfully briefed and argued cases on appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Tom  has successfully handled numerous matters across a broad spectrum of substantive legal subjects. His experience in teaching and litigation is extremely diverse and includes, but is not limited to, Administrative Law, Advanced Civil Procedure, Arbitration, Agency and Partnership, Appellate Practice, Banking and Finance, Civil Rights Litigation, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection Law, Contracts, Corporations, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Employment Matters, Equity and Injunctions, Evidence, Fair Trade Practices and Chapter 93A, Federal and State Claims Acts, Federal Courts and Procedure, Health Law, Land use and Planning, Legal Process, Municipal Law, Probate Law, Noncompetition Covenants, Personal Injury, Property, Real Estate, Remedies, Search & Seizure, Torts, and Zoning.

Of Counsel, the Honorable Christopher J. Armstrong (Ret.). Since Chief Justice Armstrong stepped down from the Massachusetts Appeals Court in 2008, he and Attorney Carey have been colleagues at the Collora and Hogan Lovells law firms, working together on appellate matters. They have jointly written successive editions of the LexisNexis publication, “Massachusetts Appellate Practice,” and have worked together on Continuing Legal Education programs, Associate training, and mooting attorneys in preparation for oral arguments. They are continuing their collaboration in order to work together on future matters where appropriate.  

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