THOMAS R. AYRES | ASSOCIATE FRANCHISE LAW | DIVORCE, FAMILY LAW & PROBATE LITIGATION
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Thomas R. Ayres joined the firm in 2018 and has a wide-ranging franchise and business litigation practice representing franchisees, dealers and distributors in various forums. Prior to join the firm, Mr. Ayres worked in the Boston office of a large firm litigating complex civil matters. He also counseled individual and corporate clients involved in investigations by state and federal regulators and prosecutors. Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Ayres also represented Latin American countries and multinational corporations before U.S. federal courts and international arbitral tribunals.
Mr. Ayres is a graduate of Hamilton College (B.A. summa cum laude, 1998) where he majored in Spanish and Comparative Literature. He received his law degree from Boston College Law School (J.D., 2004), where he served as Senior Managing Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review. After graduation, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Scott J. Kafker at the Massachusetts Appeals Court, working on a variety of civil and criminal matters.
Mr. Ayres has defended numerous victims of domestic and intimate partner violence. As a result of his pro bono work, he was named as a Public Interest Leadership Fellow by the Boston Bar Association in 2010 and received the Shining Star Award in 2011 from the Victim Rights Law Center. In 2011, Mr. Ayres also served as Special Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County prosecuting numerous criminal cases in Quincy District Court.
n 2017, Mr. Ayres authored two articles entitled “The Supreme Court’s Big Splash, Service on Defendants in Foreign Countries under The Hague Convention after Water Splash v. Menon” and “America First: Sovereign Immunity Second,” for the Federal Bar Association Massachusetts Chapter Newsletter.
Mr. Ayres has been a member of the Massachusetts bar since 2004 and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Sixth Circuits.
Mr. Ayres lives in Needham, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.