Faculty Directory

Thomas Wesner

Associate Professor of the Practice


Business Law and Society


Director of Carroll School’s Summer Management Catalyst Program, an intensive, full-time, 10-week program designed for non-business students to develop a solid and broad foundation in the functional and critical areas of management, September 2016-present.

Initiated and helped manage highly complex litigation involving a successful lawsuit for the recovery of trust assets belonging to the estate of President John Adams. The case resulted in a multi million-dollar judgment, upheld by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in 2014. The case, Woodward v. City of Quincy, SJC-11390, addressed legal issues involving trusts, charitable trusts, investments, trustee's accounts, forensic accounting, damages, breach of fiduciary duty, interest awards, the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act, governmental immunity, municipal corporations, and waiver.


Editorial Positions

Business Law Review, Board of Editors. 2014 - Present.

Appointments and Awards

  • Boston College, Ever to Excel - Teacher of the Year Award Recipient, April, 2023
  • Boston College, Alpha Sigma Nu - Teacher of the Year Award Recipient, March, 2023
  • C-21 (Church in the 21st Century) Advisory Committee Co-Chair 2019-Present; Committee Member June 2016-Present
  • MLK COMMITTEE, May 2018-Present, Co-Chair, 2022-present
  • Recognized on Carroll School Dean’s All Star Faculty, each academic semester from 2005-2017 (Spring)
  • Boston College Carroll School of Management Outstanding Teaching Award, May 2014
  • Wesner Hall, dedicated by the Board of Directors of the Woodward School in recognition of service and contributions to the school, 2013