With more than 23 years of experience across legal and business operations, Thomas Shack, Esq. is the leader of a specialized appellate group practicing before Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. state and federal courts. Tom has a wealth of experience in state and federal courts, and his expertise in legal, business, and financial matters is a valuable asset to all of his clients.
In addition to his more than two decades in legal practice, from 2015-2019, Tom was the Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, leading the financial and legal operations of a vast and complex state government including 152 unique departments, 125,000+ employees, and an annual expenditure of more than $65 billion. He is a four-time winner (2015-2018) of the Government Finance Officers Association Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
Prior to this, Tom was a state prosecutor in Massachusetts, where he simultaneously held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Assistant District Attorney. During this time, he litigated more than one-hundred jury trials and dozens of appellate matters before state and federal courts, including authoring and arguing many first-degree homicide cases before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
As well as a being a national keynote speaker in legal, business, entrepreneurship, and ethics, Tom is also a lecturer-in-law at his alma mater, New England Law l Boston, where he has developed and taught several different keystone courses in business law and entrepreneurship for lawyers.
Tom received his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from New England Law l Boston where he won the Dean’s Award and was Editor-in-Chief of the school’s Law Journal (NEJCCC). He obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees from The American University.