Walter Toomey

Walter Toomey, Legal Studies

Co-Director, Lecturer
Falmouth 302


Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Business Law, Trade Secrets, Noncompete Agreements

Research Interest

Intellectual Property, Comparative Law, Cyber Law, Litigation

Educational Background

J.D., Suffolk University Law School
B.A., UMass Lowell


Professor Walter Toomey is a Lecturer in the Legal Studies Program. His principal teaching areas are in the fields of business law, intellectual property, cyber law, environmental law, wills, trusts & estates, legal research and writing, and legal concepts. Additionally, he is currently co-authoring a text on Intellectual Property for Carolina Press with colleagues in the Legal Studies Program. Prior to his hire as a full-time Lecturer, Professor Toomey has taught various legal courses in the Legal Studies Program since 2007.
Professor Toomey is a licensed Massachusetts attorney and an experienced civil litigator. His law practice in Boston, Massachusetts has focused on civil litigation matters including workplace and public accommodation discrimination on the basis of disability, age, gender, pregnancy, religion, national origin, race, sexual orientation, associational discrimination, and retaliation, as well as sexual harassment, unpaid wages and overtime, trade secret disputes, noncompete litigation, small business disputes, and unemployment insurance disputes.  Professor Toomey has successfully tried civil jury cases in the Superior and District courts of Massachusetts, argued appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, argued before panels of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and the Office of Workforce Development, and successfully tried cases in private arbitration before the American Arbitration Association and others.
In addition to his regular teaching duties, Professor Toomey serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Advisory Board, and runs the University’s LSAT Prep Course, which is offered to UML students interested in applying to law school.