Thomas Cassone

Partner
Practice Area: Commercial Litigation

Tom Cassone is a Partner at MSF and manages its Connecticut office. Mr. Cassone engages in a broad array of litigation on behalf of individual and institutional clients, including commercial and business disputes, construction litigation, products liability, municipal liability, land use and zoning, personal injury and matrimonial. Mr. Cassone regularly advises clients on transactional and corporate issues, especially as they relate to dispute resolution and litigation avoidance. Mr. Cassone also handles appeals to Connecticut’s Appellate and Supreme Courts and serves as arbitrator and mediator for a variety of disputes, especially in commercial and construction litigation.

Education

Western New England College School of Law. J.D.

Lehigh University. B.A. Economics

Admissions

State of Connecticut

U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut.

Prior Experience

Before joining MSF in 2014, Mr. Cassone was a principal of Bello Lapine & Cassone, LLP, a litigation and general practice firm in Stamford since 1984. Mr. Cassone also served as the Director of Legal Affairs for the City of Stamford from 1995 through 2009, where he supervised the legal division including all municipal transactions, litigation, legislation, labor relations and human resources.

Representative Matters

Successfully represented municipal water pollution control authority against claims of negligence allegedly resulting in millions of dollars of property damaged due to flood event.

Successfully represented municipal water pollution control authorities against multi-million dollar challenges to sewer connection fee programs.

Successfully recovered millions of defalcated funds on behalf of widow from investment counselor, accountant & brokerage firm.

Obtained favorable settlement in case involving defective engineering and construction of warehouse building in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Honors

Martindale Hubbell, Preeminent AV Rated, 2013 – present

Involvement

Member, Board of Trustees, Ferguson Library, Inc. (1997 – present)

Trustee Ferguson Library Foundation (2002 – present)

Chairman, Board of Trustees, Ferguson Library, Inc. (2001, 2008)

Member, Board of Directors, St. Luke’s Lifeworks (2010)

Trustee, Stamford Museum and Nature Center (2001-2004)

Publications

“In Common,” on “At War: Notes from the Front Lines,” a blog by The New York Times, December 30, 2011

“Combating Worry,” The New York Times, February 22, 2010

“One Homecoming,” The New York Times, July 22, 2010

“Christmas in Harm’s Way,” The New York Times, December 16, 2009