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Walter Toomey

Walter Toomey
Walter J. ToomeyDirector of Legal Studies, Associate Teaching Professor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    School of Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Phone
    (978) 934-2765
  • Office
    Health and Social Sciences Building - 443
  • Email

Research Interests

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

Intellectual Property, Comparative Law, Cyber Law, Litigation.


  • JD, (2006), Suffolk University Law School - Boston, MA 02108
  • BS: Philosophy, Biology, (2003), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA 01854
    Supporting Area: Legal Studies


Professor Walter Toomey is a Lecturer and Co-Director of 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. He teaches in the day school, for the Honors College, and online. He has co-authored a text on Intellectual Property for Carolina Press with colleagues in the Legal Studies Program, and served as President of the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association. 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 Faculty Senate and runs the University’s LSAT Prep Course, which is offered to UML students interested in applying to law school. Professor Toomey is also an LSAC pre-law advisor.

Selected Publications

  • Jones, M., Toomey, W.J., Aiken, N., Bazin, M.D. (2014). Intellectual property law fundamentals. Carolina Academic Press