The MOLA Team 2018-03-05T18:54:57+00:00


Richard Sandman

Richard Sandman

Rodman, Rodman & Sandman, P.C.

Attorney Richard M. Sandman is co-owner and Managing Partner of Rodman, Rodman & Sandman, P.C., and has been a practicing attorney for 30 years.  Following graduation from Boston College Law School where he served as Executive Editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine, Mr. Sandman started his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he litigated high-exposure felonies.  He returned to Massachusetts and became one of our personal injury attorneys in 1985.

Mr. Sandman is nationally recognized in the areas of asbestos litigation, toxic torts, water contamination, and complex product liability claims.  He has been involved extensively in tobacco-related litigation and worked with other personal injury attorneys throughout the country to achieve the national multibillion-dollar settlement with the tobacco industry.  He has represented thousands of asbestos claimants nationwide in state and federal courts, earning millions of dollars for his clients. Mr. Sandman has played significant roles in litigations involving defective prescription drugs and other products.  Recently, he represented eighty Massachusetts municipalities whose public water supplies had been contaminated by the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).  After six years of litigation, the case settled, resulting in over $83 million dollars to his clients.

Mr. Sandman has successfully litigated and resolved individual claims involving catastrophic motor vehicle accidents, head injuries, burns, construction site injuries, as well as claims against major automobile manufactures for automotive defects, including crashworthiness claims involving Jeep CJs and Wranglers.

Mr. Sandman is an avid dog lover and enjoys tennis, golf, and photography. He lives in Andover, Massachusetts with his wife, Susan.  His two sons are also attorneys presently practicing in New Orleans and Dallas.

Thomas T. Merrigan

Thomas T. Merrigan

Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP

Hon. Thomas T. Merrigan (Ret.) is a partner in Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, with offices located in Boston, Falmouth and Greenfield, Massachusetts.  Tom has been practicing law in Massachusetts since 1976 and has successfully handled a broad spectrum of legal cases. In addition to his strong background as a litigator, he also brings twelve years of experience as retired First Justice in the Orange District Court, serving from 1990 to 2002, and as an Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the District Court from 1994 to 2002.

As a recipient of the Warren Burger Award, “Trial Court Judge of the Year,” Attorney Merrigan has a rare skill-set when it comes to knowing his way around the courtroom.  During his time on the bench, he received numerous awards and honors for his innovations in court and community collaboration, public trust and confidence in the judiciary and work in substance abuse.

In addition to his leadership as a judge, Attorney Thomas T. Merrigan is also recognized by the legal community as a dynamic litigator, headlining Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly as one of the States “Most Powerful” attorneys.  His practice is devoted to handling complex litigation cases personal injury, wrongful death, construction accidents, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, and worker’s compensation cases.  Attorney Merrigan also represents clients in complex business and other civil litigation, professional licensure cases, and criminal defense.

Thomas T. Merrigan is also a trained mediator with certificates from the National Justice College, the Harvard Law School Negotiation Project, Program of Instruction for Lawyers, and the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program.  He has a unique set of negotiation and facilitation skills that aid him in arbitrations, mediations, and trials.

Tom graduated from Deerfield Academy and received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, spending his junior year at the University of Nottingham. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he graduated in 1976.

Peter M. Merrigan

Peter M. Merrigan

Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP

Attorney Peter M. Merrigan is a partner at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP.  He joins his brother Attorney J. Tucker Merrigan and father Thomas T. Merrigan to form Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP.   Named a 2015 and 2016 “Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney” and a 2015 “Rising Star” according to Super Lawyers, Attorney Merrigan has a reputation for producing exceptional results on behalf of his clients by way of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and trial.  He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and focuses on Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury, Maritime accidents, Wrongful Death, Defective Products, Slip or Trip and Fall incidents, Insurance Disputes, and General Liability accidents.

Attorney Merrigan attended New England School of Law where he graduated Cum Laude. While in law school, Attorney Merrigan received the Cali Excellence for the Future Award for his excellent achievement in the study of Negotiation and Selected Topics in Constitutional Law. Before graduating from New England School of Law, Attorney Merrigan successfully represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Rule 3:03 Prosecutor for Suffolk County at the West Roxbury District Court where he served as an Assistant District Attorney at arraignments, pre-trial conferences, motions, bench-trials, and jury trials.

He is currently a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the National Lawyers Guild. He also is a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston. Attorney Peter Merrigan graduated from the Loomis Chaffee School before obtaining his Bachelors of Arts Degree from James Madison University in Virginia.

Peter M. Merrigan is a native of Western, Massachusetts and currently resides in Hingham, Massachusetts with his wife and son.

J. Tucker Merrigan

J. Tucker Merrigan

Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP

J. Tucker Merrigan is a partner at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP. Attorney Merrigan is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. His practice concentrates on cases involving personal injury, defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, and insurance law.  Attorney J. Tucker Merrigan represents individual clients throughout all of Massachusetts and United States.

Attorney Merrigan is currently a member of the American Association for Justice, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Boston Bar Association, and Massachusetts Bar Association. In both 2015 and 2016, J. Tucker Merrigan was named a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney by National Trial Lawyers.   Tucker graduated from New England School of Law and earned his bachelors degree in Political Science at Tufts University.   As a law student, Tucker served on the board of the Student Bar Association and graduated with Dean’s Honors. While an undergraduate student, Tucker was captain of the Varsity Men’s lacrosse team at Tufts, earning All-American and Scholar All-America honors. He volunteers as a Big-Brother in the Big-Brother Big-Sister foundation of the greater Boston area.

J. Tucker Merrigan is a native of Western, Massachusetts and currently resides in South Boston, Massachusetts. As a partner, he joins his brother Peter M. Merrigan, and father Thomas T. Merrigan to form Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP.


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