Thomas J. Fay

Tom Fay is a Director and Shareholder at Boyle | Shaughnessy Law. Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont,Tom practices in the Boston , Manchester and Montpelieroffices and has extensive trial experience. His state and federal trialpractice concentrates in business litigation, construction litigation,transportation litigation, environmental litigation, blasting litigation,premises litigation, motor vehicle litigation, bad faith litigation, andmunicipal litigation.

Tom both prosecutes and defends clients relating to all of his extensivepractice areas, and assists businesses and individuals in evaluating issues anddetermining the right strategy for obtaining a successful resolution. Tomunderstands the prosecution and defense of civil Complaints in the private andpublic arenas and is also intimately familiar with and has often made effectiveuse of various dispute resolution procedures for the timely and cost effectiveresolution of disputes.

Tom is a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), the NewEngland Chapter of the Society of Explosive Engineers (NESEE), the DefenseResearch Institute (DRI), the Massachusetts Defense Lawyer’s Association(MDLA), the Massachusetts Bar Association, the New Hampshire Bar Association,the Manchester Bar Association and the Vermont Bar Association.

Tom is a 1987 graduate of Columbus School of Law at the Catholic Universityof America, where he served on the Law Review from 1985-1987. Tom graduatedfrom Boston College, with a B.A. in Economics andPolitical Science.

Outside of the firm, Tom is the former Chair of the Wayland Board ofSelectmen, and has chaired other town committees. He is also the formerPresident of the Boston Young Men’s Christian Union. Tom lives in Wayland withhis wife and four children.


  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA)
  • New England Chapter of the Society of Explosive Engineers (NESEE)
  • Manchester, NH Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association



  • Former Chair of the Wayland Board of Selectmen
  • Member and former President of the Boston Young Men’s Christian Union Board of Directors
  • Chair, Wayland Town Meeting Rules Advisory Committee, 2014
  • Chair, Wayland Library Planning Committee, Wayland, MA 2015 - Present

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  • Boston College B.A.
  • Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, J.D., 1987
    • Law Review 1985 - 1987

Bar Admissions:

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • State of New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • State of Vermont
  • United States District Court for the District of Vermont