Thomas LaPorte

I pride myself on integrity and creativity as I address my clients’ unique goals and objectives. Utilizing a team approach with the outstanding SSJM Team, I can effectively and efficiently provide the desired results. Diligence, perseverance and legal excellence are the keys to accomplishing my clients’ goals.”

Thom has more than 24 years’ experience as an attorney and is licensed to practice in California, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  He attended St. John’s Preparatory School, then the University of Massachusetts-Amherst graduating with a BA in Legal Studies.  Thom subsequently earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California in 1994.  Thom was on the Dean’s List and earned the Best Brief Award in Moot Court, as well as an AmJur Award for Environmental Law.  Thom clerked for and then joined a boutique law firm in Sacramento, California for 5 years where he practiced corporate and business litigation including cases in State Superior Courts, the 3rd District Court of Appeals and Federal and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of California.

Thom continued his career with a firm in Andover, Massachusetts for 12 years where he was primarily responsible for the firm’s complex contractual, commercial, construction and employment litigation, as well as substantial transactional drafting of business and corporate documentation.  Thom has served as outside general counsel, including human resources counsel, for Massachusetts and New Hampshire companies, and is a member of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Employment Lawyers Associations.  Thom also has extensive negotiation experience.

As an attorney with the SSJM Team, Thom provides legal excellence to both Massachusetts and New Hampshire clients in the practice areas of:

  • Employment Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employer Handbooks
  • Cybersecurity
  • Construction Contracts and Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Estate and Medicaid Planning