Thomas J. Walsh

Thomas J. Walsh

Managing Attorney
Newton, Massachusetts
617-558-8461 (Direct)

Thomas Walsh is Harmon's Managing Attorney. Tom has been with the firm since 1997. He has served as the manager of litigation, the managing attorney and as an attorney director at the firm. Prior to joining Harmon, he focused his practice on litigation and bankruptcy working at Casner & Edwards, LLP and Weiss Angoff, Coltin & Koski, PC in Boston. Tom graduated from Northeastern University (B.S., 1985) and George Washington University, The National Law Center, (J.D, 1988) and began his legal career clerking for the Hon. Christine O'Dell Miller at the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC.

Tom has over 25 years' experience working in the default area representing local and national lenders. Tom's default related practice areas have included handling foreclosure, bankruptcy, summary process and litigation matters in various state and federal trial and appellate courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also has broad experience handling trial and appellate matters involving insurance coverage, government contracts, employment discrimination, trademark infringement, consumer protection, title and other real property cases as well as other bankruptcy and litigation matters.

At Harmon, in addition to overseeing several departments, Tom devotes a substantial amount of his time on developing methods to streamline the business and legal workflow for a high volume practice and on developing training materials, policies and procedures for complying with numerous client, investor and regulatory requirements.

Tom has been a regular speaker at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and MBA seminars on the subjects of foreclosures, title and bankruptcy.

He is admitted to practice in all of the state and federal courts for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Court of Federal Claims and the First and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1997

Areas of Practice

  • 45% Litigation
  • 20% Bankruptcy
  • 15% Landlord-Tenant
  • 15% Closing and Title
  • 5% Foreclosure

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1989
  • Rhode Island, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Rhode Island, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1989


  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1988
  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 1985

Published Works

  • Resolving Complex Title Issues and Problems, MCLE, 2010
  • Nat'l Mtg. Servicer's Resource Directory, Massachusetts , USFN, 2008-2013


  • Strategies for Avoiding & Resolving Common Title Problems, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), 2005 - 2009
  • Foreclosure and Workouts, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), 2010
  • Soaring Foreclosures, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), 2007 - 2008
  • Distressed Properties (Series II), MBA, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 1989 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, 1997 - Present
  • Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association (REBA), Co-Chair of the Litigation Committee, 2011 - Present
  • Rhode Island Access to Justice, 1997 - 2013
  • US Court of Federal Claims Bar Association, 1989

Past Employment Positions

  • Casner & Edwards, LLP, Associate, 1992 - 1997
  • Weiss, Angoff, Coltin & Koski, Associate, 1989 - 1992
  • United State Court of Federal Claims, Law Clerk to the Hon. Christine O'Dell Miller, 1988 - 1989
  • Marriott Corporation Legal Department, 1987 - 1988

Ancillary Businesses

  • Member, Board of Assessors, Town of Cumberland, Rhode Island