Thomas Mooney is active in all areas of school law, including labor negotiations for certified and non-certified staff, teacher tenure proceedings, grievance arbitration, freedom of information hearings, student disciplinary matters, special education disputes and all other legal proceedings involving boards of education. In addition, Tom has taught school law at the University of Connecticut School of Law since 1985, and has served as Professor in Residence at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut since 2001. Tom is an honor graduate of Yale College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa 1973) and Harvard Law School (cum laude 1976)
Tom is the author of A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law (8th Edition, 2014), a comprehensive treatise on Connecticut school law, published by CABE and used by teachers, administrators and board of education members throughout the state. He also writes two monthly columns, "See You in Court!," which appears in the CABE Journal, and "Legal Mailbag," which appears in the CAS Bulletin. In 2000, CABE awarded Tom its Friend of Public Education award, and in 2001, the Connecticut Association of Schools awarded Tom its Distinguished Friend of Education Award, its highest award for persons not directly involved in public education. Tom is Co-Chair of the firm’s School Law Practice Group.