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J. TUCKER Merrigan is co-managing partner at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP in Boston. He started the firm with his brother and co-managing partner Peter M. Merrigan in 2010. Since then, Sweeney Merrigan has become a Massachusetts and national powerhouse in the practice of plaintiff’s litigation. It has been many years since the firm began with its first settlement of $9,500, and evolved to recovering over $84 million in its most recent litigation. Tucker and Peter Merrigan have devoted much of their practice to representing over 125 Massachusetts cities and towns in the national opioid litigation, filing lawsuits against some of the world’s largest companies for their roles in causing the opioid crisis. Merrigan’s practice concentrates on cases involving personal injury, defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice and insurance law. Merrigan is a member of the American Association for Justice, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Boston Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association. He was named a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney by National Trial Lawyers from 2015-2021. From 2018-2022, Massachusetts Super Lawyers named him a Rising Star. Merrigan earned a BA from Tufts University, and a JD from New England School of Law. Merrigan’s law firm name is derived from the Irish American history of his family and Irish heritage. His mother, a Sweeney, descends from a family of 12 and father, a Merrigan, from a family of eight that emigrated from Valentia Island, Co. Kerry.