Career To Date

Thomas M. Gagné, Esquire

Our licensed and experienced attorneys are successful professionals dedicated to you…your rights…and your health. We will aggressively and vigorously fight for justice on your behalf. Don’t trust your physical, emotional, and financial well-being to just anyone…turn to us!

Education: Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, English Honors Program, Dean’s List, English with a concentration in Political Philosophy, B.A., 1983; State University of New York Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence, J.D., 1991; Author: “A Guide to New York’s New Ethics in Local Government Law”, New York State Ethics Commission, Cyrus Vance, Director, 1990. University of Virginia, Judge Advocate General’s School, 1992; Harvard Law School, Negotiation Workshops 2004; Harvard Business School, Strategic Finance for Smaller Businesses, HBS Executive Education, 2004; Harvard Business School, OPM 37, HBS Executive Education, 2008.

Experience: Prosecutor, Captain, Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Fort Jackson, SC 1992-1995; Special Assistant United States Attorney, Columbia, SC 1992-1995; Criminal Defense Counsel, USAR, 12th Legal Support Organization, Fort Jackson, SC 1995-1997; Assistant District Attorney, York, SC 1995; Assistant District Attorney, Columbia, SC 1995-1997; Military Law Instructor, University of South Carolina, Furman University 1997-1999; Attorney Offices of Thomas Gagné, P.A., Owner/President, offices in Greenville and Spartanburg, SC 1998-present. Licensed in South Carolina.

Decorations: National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Service Medal.

Business Experience

President/Owner Attorney Offices of Thomas Gagné, P.A. with offices in Greenville and Spartanburg, SC (home to BMW and Michelin North American Corporate Headquarters). Law firm concentrating in personal injury – litigation, insurance, negligence, worker’s compensation, other torts, and social security disability.  Responsible for all aspects of practice from litigation to marketing, personnel to budgeting. One attorney, approximately 6 support staff.

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Military Law at University of South Carolina ROTC and Furman University ROTC in 1998. Mr. Gagne covered a lecture on Cross Examination Techniques in 2015 for The National Business Institute, Download his lecture here. His next lecture will cover Advanced Worker’s Compensation on February 11th, 2016.

Awards

National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Premier 100 Designation from American Academy of Trial Attorneys, National Defense Service Medal, Army Combination Medal, Army Service Ribbon.

Affiliations

The National Trial Lawyer’s, South Carolina Bar Association, South Carolina Association for Justice, South Carolina Workers Compensation Educational Association, Harvard Club of South Carolina, Washington, D.C., Harvard Faculty Club, Pro Bono Committee South Carolina Bar, Pro Bono Program Greenville SC, and Cornell Alumni Ambassador. Distinguished Faculty, National Business Institute.

Publications

  • A Guide to New York’s new Ethics in Local Government Law, 1989
  • Cross Examination Basics, 2015
  • Winning Strategies/ Selected Issues in South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law, 2016
  • Advanced Litigation Tactics in South Carolina Worker’s Compensation Law, 2016

Family or Other Personal Information

Wife – Judith Ann Gagné. Children – Jeffrey, 26; Katherine, 20; Colin, 13. Religion: Christian. Interests: Reading history (Modern American and European), reading philosophy, watching movies, writing verse, golf, squash, swimming, tennis. Birthplace: Atlanta, Ga – 1960. Hometown: Portsmouth, NH. Secondary Education: Portsmouth Senior High School, Class of 1978 and St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program – Physical Chemistry, Concord, NH, Class of 1977.