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Thomas F. Maffei

Adjunct Professor


Thomas F. Maffei is a litigation partner at Sherin & Lodgen, LLP in Boston. He has extensive experience in civil litigation, including legal malpractice cases, bar disciplinary matters and business litigation cases. Mr. Maffei often acts as a mediator or arbitrator and has been retained as an expert witness on civil litigation and legal ethics issues. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial lawyers and is listed in Top 100 New England Super Lawyers, NewEngland’s Best Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Maffei teaches professional responsibility and dispute resolution at Boston College Law School and professional responsibility at Suffolk Law School. He has lectured and written extensively on a variety of legal topics concerning litigation, trial practice, professional ethics and lawyer discipline issues.

Prior to joining Sherin & Lodgen, Mr. Maffei practiced law at his own firm, Griesinger, Tighe & Maffei, LLP.  Prior to starting his own firm in 2000, Mr. Maffei was a partner at one of Boston’s large law firms.

Mr. Maffei is a former President of the Massachusetts Bar Association and a past member of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.  He is a former member of the Chief Justice’s Commission on the Future of the Courts and of the Civil Trial Court Advisory Committee.  He is a Life Fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and a trustee of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., and has also served as a member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates.

Mr. Maffei graduated with honors from Boston College in 1968 and earned his law degree with honors from Boston College Law School in 1971.  Following graduation, he clerked for Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey of the Supreme Judicial Court.