If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, then there is a lot of respect between the legal team at Sweeney Merrigan Law LLP. Co-founded by brothers, Peter and Tucker, and their father, Thomas, the Merrigan family has dedicated both their lives and legal practice to becoming some of the most respected personal injury lawyers in Boston.
Although all three are licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, each member of the Merrigan family found their own way to achieving the same goal of opening a family owned and operated injury firm. After receiving his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Thomas Merrigan attended the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he graduated in 1976 and returned back to Massachusetts immediately thereafter to practice. In addition to many years as a litigator, Thomas has twelve years of experience serving as a First Justice in the Orange District Court and has won numerous awards, including the Warren Burger Trial Court Judge of the Year Award. Furthermore, he has also been trained as a mediator, earning certificates from the Harvard Law School Negotiation Project and MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, thus giving him a unique combination of skills when it comes to all aspects of litigation.
Peter Merrigan began his journey at James Madison University in Virginia and then attended the New England School of Law where he graduated Cum Laude. During his time in law school, he received the Cali Excellence for the Future Award for his work in the study of negotiation and Constitutional Law as well as serving as an assistant District Attorney at the West Roxbury District Court. For his achievements after passing the bar, Peter was recently named a 2015 “Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney” by National Trial Lawyers and belongs to the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys.
Tucker Merrigan received his bachelors in political science from Tufts University in Medford, where he was captain of the lacrosse team, earning both All-American and Scholar All-American honors. Following in his brother’s footsteps, he attended the New England School of Law where he served as a member of the Student Bar Association and graduated with Dean’s Honors. Also like his brother, he was named a “Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney” by National Trial Lawyers for his excellence in the courtroom.
If you need assistance from a dedicated team of lawyers who build trust and strong relationships, contact Sweeney Merrigan Law LLP today for a free case evaluation.