Thomas M. Elcock has more than 30 years of litigation experience in federal and state courts representing clients in appellate, commercial, insurance and reinsurance matters. He has an extensive appellate practice, having successfully handled numerous appeals before 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 Rhode Island. Tom’s litigation experience includes class actions, commercial disputes, misuse of trade secrets claims, non-competition cases and complex arbitrations. Tom also represents insureds, insurers, self-insureds, captive insurers and risk retention groups in coverage litigation, declaratory judgment, bad faith and Chapter 93A actions involving property and casualty, accident and health, E&O and D&O policies. Tom also drafts and updates insurance policy language and provides coverage opinions and claims advice.

Tom received his law degree from Suffolk University and his undergraduate degree from Denison University.  He has also taught Legal Writing at Harvard University.  He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association the Rhode Island Bar Association.

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1986
  • Denison University, B.A., 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

  • ARIAS-US
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association