Thomas W. Boyce, Jr.: Lawyer with Halloran & Sage LLP

Thomas W. Boyce, Jr.

Counsel
Hartford,  CT  U.S.A.
Phone860-437-0370

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Medical Malpractice
 
University Providence College, B.A., 1973
 
Law SchoolBrooklyn Law School, J.D., 1976
 
Admitted1976, Connecticut; 1977, New York; 1978, Eastern District of New York; 1980, District of Connecticut
 
Memberships 

Associations

American College of Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates
(ABOTA)

 
BornNew Haven, Connecticut, March 12, 1951
 
Biography

Thomas Boyce, Jr. manages the firm's newly established New London office. Thomas has spent his entire legal career of more than 30 years as a trial lawyer.

He defends members of the local medical community against whom claims of malpractice are made. Thomas also defends businesses and corporations in serious, complex matters involving product liability, industrial pollution, contract disputes, vexatious litigation, wrongful discharge and other employment matters. He also has experience serving as an arbitrator and as a mediator in personal injury matters including medical malpractice and product liability claims.

Thomas' skill and the many dimensions of his experience have been recognized in many ways. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (by invitation); he is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (by accomplishments); he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates; and he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1993 in the area of Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs.

News & Events

Seven H & S Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Halloran & Sage is pleased to announce that seven attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 edition. Attorneys were acknowledged in 13 practice areas from the firm's Hartford, New Haven, New London and Westport offices. These rankings are decided amongst 11,000 firms across the country in a rigorous decision process.

The firm attorneys and the areas of law in which they were recognized include:

Henry Beck, Jr.- Corporate Governance law, Corporate law, Mergers & Acquisitions law, Securities / Capital Markets law

Thomas Boyce, Jr. - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Ann Catino - Litigation - Environmental, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

John Farley- Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Insurance law

Leslie Grodd - Tax law

Daniel Krisch - Appellate Practice, Insurance law

James Perito - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate lawH & S Relocates New London Office

The New London office of Halloran & Sage LLP has relocated. We look forward to continuing to serve our clients from our more spacious location at 125 Eugene O'Neill Drive, Suite 300, New London, CT.

Attorney William J. McGrath, Jr., Managing Partner of Halloran & Sage, is pleased with the move, This move reaffirms our commitment to the New London community. Our local team's focus, combined with the talents of the attorneys at our other offices (Hartford, Danbury, Middleton, New Haven and Westport, CT as well as Washington DC) enables us to continue to provide exceptional counsel in litigation and transactional matters and client service.

Attorneys currently based out of the New London office include Thomas Boyce Jr., James McGuire and Jennifer Mullen.

For detailed directions to our new office in New London .H & S Named U.S. News 2013 Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers

Halloran & Sage has recently been recognized for multiple awards by U.S. News in their Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers, 2013 edition. This publication recognized thirteen of the firm's practice areas and seven attorneys in the firm's Hartford, New Haven, New London and Westport offices. These rankings are decided amongst 11,000 firms across the country in a rigorous decision process available at: U.S. News & World Report

Practice Areas Recognized Include:

Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

Corporate Law

Corporate Governance Law

Insurance Law

Litigation - Environmental

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning

Litigation - Real Estate

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Real Estate Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Tax Law

Firm Attorneys recognized include:

Henry Beck, Jr.- Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law

Thomas Boyce, Jr. - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Ann Catino - Litigation - Environmental, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

John Farley- Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law

Leslie Grodd - Tax Law

Daniel Krisch - Appellate Practice, Insurance Law

James Perito - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate LawThomas Boyce, Jr. and Richard Tynan Selected as a 2014 Top Rated Lawyer in Medical Malpractice Law

Halloran & Sage is pleased to announce that Thomas Boyce, Jr.and Richard Tynan have been selected by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell as a 2014 Top Rated Lawyer in the area of Medical Malpractice law. Thomas and Richard have qualified for this recognition by achieving the AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating by their peers in legal ability and ethical standards.Thomas Boyce Recognized by Super Lawyers

Thomas Boyce Jr. was recently listed as one of the Top 50 Connecticut Lawyers in Connecticut Magazine, as a Connecticut Super Lawyer 2007-2013, and a Top 100 New England Super Lawyers 2009-2013. All recognition is compiled by Super Lawyers which is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyer selection process is comprised of multiple stages and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Top New England Lawyer nomination is a culmination of the uppermost point totals in the research, nomination, and blue ribbon judging categories.Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Seven Firm Attorneys

Lawyers from Halloran & Sage have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013, which has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence for 30 years. In fact, Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.

The selection of these Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast more than 4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

The selected Halloran & Sage attorneys and their respective practice areas are:

Henry Beck, Jr., Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Market Law, Securities Regulation;

Thomas Boyce, Jr., Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs;

Ann Catino, Litigation - Environmental, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning;

John Farley, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law;

Daniel Krisch, Appellate Practice, Insurance Law;

James Perito, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law;

Leslie Grodd, Tax LawFirm Attorneys Included in Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2012 List

Halloran & Sage is proud to announce that twenty-two of the Firm's attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. The attorneys that have been selected are:

Super Lawyers

Henry Beck, Jr. - Business/Corporate (Hartford)

Thomas Boyce, Jr. - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice (New London)

John Farley - Appellate (Hartford)

Stephen Fogerty - Business Litigation (Westport)

Jeffrey Gostyla: Insurance Coverage (Hartford)

Leslie Grodd: Tax (Westport)

Daniel Krisch: Appellate (Hartford)

Dan LaBelle: Civil Litigation Defense (Westport)

William McGrath, Jr.: General Litigation (Hartford)

Allen Gary Palmer: Family Law (Westport)

George Royster: Business Litigation (Hartford)

Daniel Scapellati: Insurance Coverage (Hartford)

Andrew Schaffer: Family Law (New Haven)

Kenneth Slater, Jr.: Land Use/Zoning (Hartford)

James Szerejko: Civil Litigation Defense (Hartford)

Richard Tynan: Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice (Hartford)

Rising Stars

Joseph Arcata, III: Insurance Coverage (Hartford)

Joshua Auxier: Professional Liability: Defense (Westport)

Melanie Dykas: Government Relations (Hartford)

Timothy Grady: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Defense (Hartford)

Brian Rich: Business Litigation (Hartford)

Michael Wrona: Bankruptcy &Creditor/Debtor (Hartford)

The Super Lawyers designation is based on regional balloting by attorneys, research conducted by Law & Politics magazine, and a peer review process that encompasses sixty different practice areas.

An explanation of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars methodology can be found here.Super Lawyers, Business Edition Recognizes Firm Attorneys

Halloran & Sage is proud to announce that 11 of the firm's attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers, Business Edition 2012 publication:

Henry Beck, Jr.: Business/Corporate (Hartford)
Thomas Boyce Jr.: Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice (New London)
John Farley: Appellate (Hartford)
Stephen Fogerty: Business Litigation (Westport)
Jeffrey Gostyla: Insurance Coverage (Hartford)
Daniel Krisch: Appellate (Hartford)
George Royster: Business Litigation (Hartford)
Daniel Scapellati: Insurance Coverage (Hartford)
Kenneth Slater Jr.: Land Use/Zoning (Hartford)
James Szerejko: Civil Litigation Defense (Hartford)
Richard Tynan: Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice (Hartford)

TheSuper Lawyers designation is based on regional balloting by attorneys, research conducted by Law & Politics magazine, and a peer review process that encompasses 60 different practice areas. 2011 'Super Lawyers' Recognizes 20 H & S Attorneys

Halloran & Sage is pleased to announce that 13 attorneys, based out of three different Connecticut offices, were recently announced as Connecticut Super Lawyers. In addition, 7 attorneys at the firm were recognized as Rising Stars.

The Super Lawyers designation is based on regional balloting by attorneys, research conducted by Law & Politics magazine, and a peer review process that encompasses 60 different practice areas.

Super Lawyers

Henry Beck, Jr. - Business/Corporate

Thomas Boyce, Jr. - Personal Injury Defense

John Farley - Appellate

Stephen Fogerty - Business Litigation

Jeffrey Gostyla - Insurance Coverage

Leslie Grodd - Tax

Daniel Krisch - Appellate, Civil Litigation Defense, Criminal Defense

William McGrath, Jr. - General Litigation

George Royster - Business Litigation

Daniel Scapellati - Insurance Coverage

Kenneth Slater, Jr. - Land Use/Zoning

James Szerejko - Civil Litigation Defense

Richard Tynan - Personal Injury Defense

Rising Stars

Joseph Arcata, III - Insurance Coverage

Timothy Grady - Personal Injury Defense, Medical Malpractice

Brian Rich - Business Litigation

Michael Wrona - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor RightsH & S Opens New London Office

Halloran & Sage is pleased to announce the opening of a new law office in New London, CT. The firm's New London presence will strengthen its ability to meet the demands of all its clients across the region and continue to provide exceptional counsel in litigation and transactional matters and client service.

Thomas Boyce Jr. a founding partner in the firm Faulkner & Boyce, based out of New London, will manage the new Halloran & Sage location. A long time resident of Waterford, Connecticut, Thomas has spent his legal career of more than 30 years as a trial lawyer, etching an enviable reputation and becoming a master of his craft. Primarily a medical malpractice attorney, he defends members of the local medical community against whom claims of malpractice are made. He is proficient in the underlying anatomical structures, diagnostic studies, surgical procedures, and medical processes. Mr. Boyce also defends businesses and corporations in serious, complex matters involving product liability, industrial pollution, contract disputes, vexatious litigation, wrongful discharge and other employment matters.

Thomas' skills and the many dimensions of his experience have been recognized in many ways. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (by invitation); he is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (by accomplishments and testing); and he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Thomas is a graduate of Providence College and Brooklyn Law School.

Joining Thomas in residence at the New London office will be Jennifer Mullen. Jennifer brings a strong applicable background to her concentration in the defense of medical malpractice claims. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston College in 1999, majoring in biology, and received her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is an up and coming defense advocate, and a tough, determined adversary. She has successfully linked her medical knowledge with fine litigation skills.

The New London office of Halloran & Sage is located at:

216 Broad Street
New London, Connecticut 06320
(860) 442-9900 (Resident, New London)

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matter: Thomas Boyce Successfully Defends Vascular Surgeon Against Medical Malpractice Claim; Thomas Boyce Jr. recently successfully defended a vascular surgeon against a medical malpractice claim. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant surgeon negligently managed a vascular injury sustained during an orthopedic procedure. After a three week trial in Waterbury and two days of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant.Appellate Court Affirms Trial Court's Decision in Professional Liability Case; Thomas Boyce Jr. argued the case Weaver, et. al. v Mc Knight 134 C.A. 652 ( 2012 ) in Appellate Court. In response to a Motion to Preclude the trial court precluded the opinion testimony of two of the plaintiff's experts and then entered a Directed Verdict. The plaintiff appealed to the Appellate Court. The Appellate Court decision affirmed the decision of the trial court.Thomas Boyce Successfully Defends Surgeon in a Medical Malpractice Case; Thomas Boyce Jr., an attorney in the Professional Liability practice group recently obtained a defendant's verdict in a medical malpractice case against a Connecticut general surgeon. The plaintiff alleged that the surgeon had not adequately informed the patient of all the risks associated with colon surgery.Thomas Boyce Successfully Defends Orthopedic Surgeon in a Medical Malpractice Case; Thomas Boyce Jr., an attorney in the Professional Liability practice group successfully defended a Connecticut orthopedic surgeon in a medical malpractice case. The plaintiff alleged that the surgeon was negligent because he failed to timely diagnose that a biceps tendon surgical repair had failed. After trial at the Middletown Superior Court, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant after an hour of deliberation.Thomas Boyce Successfully Defends a Medical Malpractice Matter; Thomas Boyce Jr. successfully defended a Connecticut cardiologist in a medical malpractice case. The estate of a twenty-four year-old plaintiff alleged that the doctor failed to properly interpret an EKG obtained in the Emergency Room. Three days after the Emergency Room visit, the plaintiff died of Myocardial Infarction. An autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's Office, and a separate study at Yale, determined that the heart attack was due to a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. The doctor's contention was that the EKG did not reflect any abnormality and the injury to the heart took place after the ER visit and therefore after the EKG had been obtained. After three weeks of trial at the Superior Court in New London, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendent after one and a half hours of deliberation.
 
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