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Timothy J. Smyth
Your Trusted Attorney

Law Office of Timothy J. Smyth, LLP offers comprehensive legal advice and counsel. Particularly in the areas of Massachusetts public pension disability, pension forfeiture, domestic relation orders and all things related to Massachusetts Chapter 32.  I have a reputation for creative litigation approaches and achieving exceptional results.

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Professional Experience

More Than Just an Attorney

It’s easy to see why I have earned a reputation as a top attorney in Massachusetts public pension law. With a wide range of experience in this area, I always strive to meet and exceed the needs of my clients. Check out my academic background and professional practice below to get a glimpse into my qualifications for providing you the best legal services.


New England School of Law, J.D.

Boston College, B.A.


Attorney Smyth has experienced a wide ranging legal career.  He previously served as General Counsel to the Boston Retirement System, the largest municipal retirement system in Massachusetts.  As General Counsel, Attorney Smyth oversaw all legal matters pertaining to the Boston Retirement System.  In this capacity, he has been involved in hundreds of disability cases and many other public pension issues involving the System's members and their beneficiaries.

Prior to joining the Boston Retirement Board, Mr. Smyth worked as a trial attorney at the law firm of Burns & Farrey where he primarily defended clients in civil actions.

Before that, he was an Assistant District Attorney for Worcester County where he was assigned to the Appeals Division and prosecuted cases in the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court.  

Community & Professional Involvement                

  *Past Chairman of the Board of Directors, City of Boston Credit Union

  *Board of Directors, New England Law | Boston Alumni Association

  *Former Board Member, Blue Hills Regional Vocational School Ret. System

  *Member, Massachusetts Association of Public Pension Attorneys  

  *Member, Knights of Columbus

  *Past Board of Directors, South Boston Little League

  *Past Coach, South Boston Girl's Softball

  *Past Member, Conley Terminal Advisory Board

  *Sustaining Member, Worcester County Bar Association

Bar Admissions                                          

  *Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  *U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

  *U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

  *U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

  *Supreme Court of the United States

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