James J. Thomson


265 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110

James Thomson focuses his practice on intellectual property and patent litigation. James has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, from complex e-discovery to day-to-day case management and trial execution. His trial experience includes white collar, pharmaceutical, smartphone, and other high-technology matters in federal court.

Prior to joining McCarter & English, James served as in-house counsel to one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate investment and property management companies.

James received his B.A. in Economics from Boston College, cum laude, and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law with a certificate in Energy and Environmental Law. During law school, James was a judicial intern to the Honorable Alfred V. Covello, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, and held two internships with a Fortune-50 company. He also served as an Articles Editor on the Connecticut Journal of International Law; as a Research Assistant to Thomas H. Morawetz, the Tapping Reeve Professor of Law and Ethics; as a Student Advocate in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic; and as a Moot Court Teaching Assistant.

Prior to law school, James worked in the complex litigation and controversy group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, for five years, where he supported trial teams in disputes over blockbuster drugs, billion-dollar cellphone technology, and landmark intellectual property and pro bono matters.


  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 2016
  • B.A., Boston College,

    Economics, cum laude, 2008

    Articles Editor, Connecticut Journal of International Law

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