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Mr. Gagné and his staff are successful professionals dedicated to you…your rights…and your health. Mr. Gagné 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

Mr. Gagné attended the Harvard Business School OPM Program granted alumni status.
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. The University of Virginia, Judge Advocate General’s School, 1992;

Experience

Former Regional Chairman Cornell Ambassadors Program. 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 Solicitor for York and Richland County 1995 – 1997; Military Law Instructor, ROTC, 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 3 support staff.

Awards

National Trial Lawyer’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers since 2015*, National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Workers Compensation Lawyers in South Carolina since 2019*, National Trail Lawyer Top 25 Auto Injury Lawyers in South Carolina since 2019*, Ethics in Business Award Better Business Bureau 2016 , National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation 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, and Cornell Alumni Ambassador, Faculty Member, National Business Institute.

Publications

  • A Guide to New York’s new Ethics in Local Government Law (1989)
  • Winning Strategies & Tips in Workers Compensation  (2015)
  • Cross-Examination Techniques  (2015)
  • Overcoming Medicine: Mastering the Medical Case in Personal Injury Claims (2017)
  • Would the Real Diagnosis Stand Up? (2017)
  • Building Litigation Skills in Personal Injury Cases (2018)
  • The Three Faces of Evidence (2019)
  • The Art of Work in the Age of Anxiety (2019) SC Lawyer Magazine
  • How to Lay a Foundation to Get Your Evidence Introduced (2020)
  • SC Statutory Employment Law and Peripheral Employees ( 2021 ) SC Lawyer Magazine

National lecturer in personal injury Law

Thomas is active in teaching personal injury law and practice to new generations of attorneys dedicating themselves to that field. To date, Thomas has written and delivered eight continuing legal education lectures/webinars covering cross-examination techniques, workers’ compensation, and personal injury practice for the South Carolina Bar and National Business Institute.

Family or Other Personal Information

Wife – Judith Ann Gagné.
Children: Jeffrey, Katherine, and Colin.
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.

* By Invitation Only Selection criteria found at NTLA website

 Based on client reports.