Judge Thomas Drechsler: Professional Background and Legal Expertise

Essex County Superior Court, Department Essex Salem Criminal 1 - K

Massachusetts Bar #: 134840 (December 18, 1978)

Appointed By: Gov. Deval L. Patrick

Biography

The Hon. Thomas Drechsler is an associate justice for the Essex County Superior Court in Massachusetts. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Deval Patrick on July 16, 2014, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. S. Jane Haggerty.


Prior to his appointment, Drechsler was a partner at Byrne & Drechsler in Boston. He joined the firm in 1985, handling both civil and criminal matters. Before that, he served as an assistant district attorney for the Essex County District Attorney’s Office and the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. He also spent time as a law clerk for the Massachusetts Superior Court.


Drechsler earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University (1974) and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York (1975). He then completed a J.D. at Boston College Law School in 1978.


He was a resident of Marblehead, Massachusetts, at the time of his appointment.

Recent Cases by Hon. Thomas Drechsler

On November 28, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Nov 28, 2023

Status

11/28/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On November 28, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Nov 28, 2023

Status

11/28/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On November 28, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Nov 28, 2023

Status

11/28/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On November 28, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

4 Files
Filed

Nov 28, 2023

Status

11/28/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On November 28, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Nov 28, 2023

Status

11/28/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On November 28, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Nov 28, 2023

Status

11/28/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On November 28, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Nov 28, 2023

Status

11/28/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On November 8, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Nov 08, 2023

Status

11/08/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On November 8, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Nov 08, 2023

Status

11/08/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On November 6, 2023 a motor vehicle negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

7 Files
Filed

Nov 06, 2023

Status

11/06/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Motor Vehicle Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On October 31, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Oct 31, 2023

Status

10/31/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On October 31, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Oct 31, 2023

Status

10/31/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On October 31, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Oct 31, 2023

Status

10/31/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On October 31, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Oct 31, 2023

Status

10/31/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On October 31, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Oct 31, 2023

Status

10/31/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On October 31, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Oct 31, 2023

Status

10/31/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On October 31, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Oct 31, 2023

Status

10/31/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On October 25, 2023 a motor vehicle negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

8 Files
Filed

Oct 25, 2023

Status

10/25/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Motor Vehicle Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Automobile

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On October 25, 2023 an other negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Drechsler, Thomas presiding.

3 Files
Filed

Oct 25, 2023

Status

10/25/2023

Judge

Hon. Drechsler, Thomas Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Drechsler, Thomas

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Other Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

Practice Area

Torts

Matter Type

Personal Injury

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On October 23, 2023 an equitable replevin case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Thomas Drechsler presiding.

23 Files
Filed

Oct 23, 2023

Status

10/23/2023

Judge

Hon. Thomas Drechsler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Thomas Drechsler

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Equitable Replevin

Practice Area

Creditor

Matter Type

Collections

Case Last Refreshed

Jan 23, 2024

On October 5, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Thomas Drechsler presiding.

7 Files
Filed

Oct 05, 2023

Status

10/05/2023

Judge

Hon. Thomas Drechsler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Thomas Drechsler

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Nov 25, 2023

On September 18, 2023 an appeal from district court commitment g.l. c. 123 § 9(b) case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Thomas Drechsler presiding.

10 Files
Filed

Sep 18, 2023

Status

09/18/2023

Judge

Hon. Thomas Drechsler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Thomas Drechsler

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Appeal from District Court Commitment G.L. c. 123 § 9(b)

Practice Area

Administrative

Matter Type

General Adminstrative

Case Last Refreshed

Nov 26, 2023

On August 31, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Thomas Drechsler presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Aug 31, 2023

Status

08/31/2023

Judge

Hon. Thomas Drechsler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Thomas Drechsler

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Nov 26, 2023

On August 31, 2023 a forfeiture, g.l. c. 94c, § 47 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Essex County. Judge Thomas Drechsler presiding.

5 Files
Filed

Aug 31, 2023

Status

08/31/2023

Judge

Hon. Thomas Drechsler Trellis Spinner 👉 Discover key insights by exploring more analytics for Thomas Drechsler

Court

Essex County

County

Essex County, MA

Category

Forfeiture, G.L. c. 94C, § 47

Practice Area

Criminal

Matter Type

Forfeiture

Case Last Refreshed

Nov 27, 2023

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