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90 State House Square
Hartford, CT 06103

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Litigation Star


Jurisdiction:

Connecticut

Practice area:

Commercial
Competition/antitrust


Tom Rohback has been recognized as an innovative trial lawyer and has won numerous jury trials in state and federal courts throughout the United States. At one point, he tried three cases in three months – and obtained directed verdicts in each. Tom is a Senior Fellow of The Litigation Counsel of America and has been acknowledged for his exemplary record of successfully defending clients in very challenging class actions and complex commercial litigation cases. Clients have praised him as a “brilliant cross-examiner” and lauded his skill at simplifying complex issues for trials before juries. He has often been brought in to replace counsel in cases going to trial. In one case, Tom was brought in to try a certified class action to a jury verdict where plaintiffs had claimed over $100 million in actual damages and sought quadruple punitive damages. In addition, Tom has tried to verdict multimillion dollar director and officer claims on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.

 
Tom’s cases cover a wide range of issues, including antitrust, insurance, corporate raiding, breaches of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, unfair trade practices, tortious interference, fraud, intellectual property, employment discrimination, and defense of law firms sued for malpractice. Throughout the United States, Tom represents corporate clients in class actions, arbitrations, and multidistrict litigation (MDLs). In one such case, he proactively – and successfully – moved to have class certification denied prior to expert discovery and before plaintiffs ever filed their motion to have the class certified. The industries in which Tom has represented clients include law firms, financial services, manufacturing, insurance, utilities and telecommunications.

 
In addition to being recognized as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation,Tom has been highly regarded by Chambers USA since 2005, named a “Winning” Litigator by The National Law Journal, and has been named to the 2022 list of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News & World Report.

 

Updated Sep 2021