Thomas Kiley is the founder and senior partner in one of the top Massachusetts personal injury law firms, Kiley Law Group, LLC, whose roots can be traced back to Thomas M. Kiley & Associates, P.C., which he founded in 1982.
Compassion Combined with Spirited Representation
Tom Kiley founded his personal injury law firm in Boston on the premise that “as a personal injury trial lawyer, it is your obligation to provide clients and their families with aggressive representation and compassionate guidance through the legal process.”
Journey to Justice
Not many personal injury lawyers identify with accident victims the way Tom Kiley does. As a third generation Irish American, Tom recalls his grandfather telling stories of how his Irish immigrant great-grandfather sustained fatal injuries working in the textile mills, leaving his grandfather, Daniel Kiley, his mother, brothers and sisters to fend for themselves in a day with no public assistance. “It helped me identify with people needlessly injured by the rich and powerful in a way that has driven me to succeed on behalf of my clients.”
Tom Kiley is also a second generation trial lawyer.
“My dad is one of the greats when it comes to trying cases. I learned my craft and developed my ability to cross-examine witnesses as a college student carrying my dad’s briefcase to court. The judges in those days allowed me to sit at counsel table with my dad and watch as he won victories for his clients. He has always been my role model. Seeing the difference he made in people’s lives inspired me to be the best lawyer I could be.”
Tom realizes to be successful as a trial lawyer, you have to understand that it is all about the people, the victims and the families who suffer due to the carelessness or recklessness of others.
With the founding of Kiley Law Group, Tom Jr., his son and a third generation trial lawyer, has entered the fold. “It is gratifying to have Tom Jr. follow the family tradition and join me as a partner in our law firm.” Tom Kiley, Jr. already has his own record of obtaining six- and seven-figure results for his clients and possesses the same passion and dedication as Tom Kiley, Sr. and his grandfather, Daniel P. Kiley, Jr.
Perfect “10” Attorney Rating
AVVO.com, the best-known online attorney rating service, rated Tom Kiley a “Perfect 10” and “Superb” based on his years of service, successful record of results, impeccable reputation with clients and peers and professional accomplishments.
Tom has also received an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the definitive guide to America’s leading lawyers, for ethical standards and legal ability. He has been listed in New England Super Lawyers since 2009.
In 2011 and 2012, Tom was selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
“Million Dollar Man”
In 1988, the Boston Herald Sunday Magazine, in its Personal Best Series, referred to Tom Kiley as the “Million Dollar Man.” This was based on his record of obtaining million dollar verdicts and settlements in complex cases in which he represented his injured clients against insurance companies.
A Civil Action
Tom Kiley was a member of the trial team in the “Woburn Case,” which involved an epic legal battle waged by eight families from the same neighborhood in Woburn, Massachusetts. Each family had a child suffering from leukemia, which was linked to the municipal water supply. The case was the first of its kind and became the subject of the best-selling book, A Civil Action, written by Jonathan Harr, that went on to become a feature film.
Doing What’s Right
Committed to representing the victims of negligent corporations, doctors, individuals and manufacturers, Tom Kiley is fearless in standing up to wrongdoers. For over 30 years, Tom has applied his role as an attorney and safety advocate to help children, teenagers and adults of all ages who have been harmed due to defective products, motor vehicle accidents and other senseless incidents resulting from wrongdoing and negligence.
When a person’s life is turned upside down by another’s recklessness, they have to overcome significant challenges to make things right again. There is little that injury victims and their families can do to fight the rich and powerful without the assistance of a lawyer who is fearless, analytical and diplomatic. Tom Kiley is such a lawyer and he strives to help his clients move toward a more positive future.
With the unyielding belief that “if we don’t hold those who endanger us accountable, then no one in our community is safe,” Tom empowers injury victims and their families through knowledgeable and compassionate legal guidance and representation.