Hyde Park, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers

David A. Russcol
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Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney

Harvard Law SchoolDC, Massachusetts and New York
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Stephanie Greene
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Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience

Boston College Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Seth J. Elin
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Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience

University of Pittsburgh School of LawMassachusetts
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Ana Isabel Muñoz
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer

Yale Law School2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Lissa McKinney
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Dedham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(781) 329-3373 30 Eastbrook Road
Suite 201
Dedham, MA 02026
Employment, Consumer, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Lissa McKinney graduated Suffolk University (1981) and Suffolk University Law School (1984) and started as a trial lawyer with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Worcester and Boston. Her courtroom and trial experience spans 33 years and more than 1,000 bench or jury trials, probable cause hearings, restraining order hearings and evidentiary hearings. Lissa's practice concentrates on labor and employment law, personal injury, consumer fraud complaints, administrative hearings, and ALL matters of criminal defense.Out of the courtroom, she represent clients at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, Department of Employment and Training, DSS Fair Hearings, disciplinary hearings of...
Charlotte E. Glinka
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Milton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(617) 855-7878 2 Granite Ave
#400
Milton, MA 02186
Free ConsultationEmployment, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
Matthew J. Fogelman
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Newton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(617) 559-1530 189 Wells Ave
3rd Floor
Newton, MA 02459
Free ConsultationEmployment, Consumer and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
Danielle Jurema Lederman
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Newton, MA Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(617) 559-1530 189 Wells Ave
3rd Floor
Newton, MA 02459
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Northeastern University School of Law
Danielle Lederman is an associate at Fogelman & Fogelman. She practices in all areas of civil litigation, with an emphasis on plaintiff-side employment law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Jurema worked as the Director of Legal Services and the Director of the Domestic Workers Law and Policy Clinic at the Brazilian Immigrant Center in Boston. In this capacity, she coordinated legal services in various areas encompassing employment, business, discrimination, immigration, and criminal matters. During that time, she also provided direct representation to clients with labor and employment law claims, including but not limited to wage and hour, discrimination, and...
Djuna Perkins
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Dedham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(781) 326-6320 619 High Street, Ste. 103
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationEmployment and Education
Following twenty years in private practice and as a prosecutor, I opened my own firm in September 2012 to focus on acting as a neutral fact finder for colleges and universities in cases involving student sexual misconduct and employee-student harassment. I also provide advice and counsel on Title IX matters, conduct internal investigations for employers, and provide training in the prevention of employment discrimination and in Title IX. I also maintain a small litigation practice in which I represent plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal matters.
Seth J. Elin
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Milton, MA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(617) 855-7878 2 Granite Ave
#400
Milton, MA 02186
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
F. Henry Ellis III
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Dedham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(781) 329-1157 4 Pearl Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Free ConsultationEmployment and Business
Suffolk University Law School
Kas DeCarvalho
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(866) 353-3310 75 Arlington Street, Ste. 500
Boston, MA 02116
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of North Carolina School of Law and Harvard Law School
Kas R. DeCarvalho is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC and a member of the firm's Corporate & Business Team. He has more than 15 years of experience as a corporate attorney and business leader. His practice focuses on corporate and transactional law, financing and mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, intellectual property, international transactions, business ethics and compliance, arts and entertainment law and education law. His clients include individuals, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Attorney DeCarvalho is a co-founder of Original Innovative Concepts LLC, a product development and licensing venture, and Rhode Island Martial Arts, Inc.Mr....
David Conforto
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(617) 721-9139 8 Faneuil Hall
#300
Boston, MA 02109
Employment and Civil Rights
Boston College Law School
Based in Boston, David is the Founder of Conforto Law Group. He dedicates his practice to employment law and exclusively represents employees. David has successfully represented hundreds of employees in numerous industries in cases involving sexual harassment; severance negotiations; whistleblower retaliation; and employment discrimination based on age, gender, pregnancy, race, disability, and religion. For more information, please visit: www.confortolaw.com. Your Success is Our Goal. Let us help.
Corey H. Surett
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Cambridge, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(617) 494-1920 150 Cambridge Park Dr 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02140
Free ConsultationEmployment
Suffolk University Law School
Inga Bernstein
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Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney

Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Rachel Stroup
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer

Northeastern University School of LawMassachusetts
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Josef Culik
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(617) 830-1795 225 Franklin St., 26th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Josef Culik is the President and Principal Attorney at Culik Law. Joe has built his reputation on helping people and has dedicated his practice in Boston, Massachusetts to consumer protection, employee rights, and individual personal injury. He has advocated for individuals against some of the largest companies in America and has a passion for helping people uphold their rights against impossible odds. He has filed both individual and class-action lawsuits against most of the major banks, against some of the biggest debt collectors and credit reporting agencies, as well as insurance companies and corporate employers. Joe...
J. Nathan Cole
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 490-8500 Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
I represent businesses throughout New England in matters related to business litigation, construction disputes, mechanic’s lien and bond claims, insurance related disputes, E&O claims, contract drafting and negotiation, and a wide range of general litigation, employment, and personal injury cases.

I have extensive trial experience representing construction companies, homeowners, insurance agents, small business owners, and individuals. I bring a particular strategic insight to construction disputes, construction contract reviews, employment disputes, professional liability claims, coverage remedies and all claims brought by and against general contractors, subcontractors, building owners, property managers, and individuals.

I enjoy working with clients in all aspects of risk...
Lisa G. Arrowood
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(617) 849-6210 10 Post Office Square
7th Floor South
Boston, MA 02109
Employment, Business, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Harvard Law School
Emily E Smith-Lee
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Sharon, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(781) 784-2322 46 South Main Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
Boston College
I have over twenty years experience in civil litigation, including business, employment and consumer disputes. I was formerly a partner at a large Boston, Massachusetts law firm, where I handled business litigation, product liability and tort defense, contract and trade secret and non compete claims. In 2009, I started my own law firm, which became slnlaw LLC in 2016. Since starting my own business, I have represented individuals and businesses in civil litigation involving trade secrets, non compete agreements, business litigation, and most aspects of labor and employment law. I have helped employees invalidate or...
James W. Duffy
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(617) 720-8447 10 Tremont St
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Suffolk University Law School
James Duffy is a 2017 cum laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School, graduating with Distinction in the Trial and Appellate Advocacy Concentration.

While at Suffolk, Jim was an active member of the Suffolk Prosecutors Program, where he represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the prosecution of criminal matters. In that job, he conducted legal and factual research, drafted pleadings, and regularly appeared in court to argue on behalf of the Commonwealth.

Jim also received numerous awards for his academic and advocacy achievements while in law school. He received the Distinguished Brief award and was named Best Oral Advocate in his first...
Ryan P. Morrison
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(855) 809-9119 One Liberty Square
Suite 1200
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative and Health Care
Boston College Law School
Since 2010, I have represented whistleblowers in federal and state False Claims Act cases:
* customs duties cases, in which obligations to pay duties have been avoided or reduced due to false statements about cost of goods, tariff codes, or country of origin
* health care cases, including Medicare or Medicaid claims for medically unnecessary goods or services, and false billing
* pharmaceutical cases, including claims caused by improper off-label promotion of drugs, and claims caused by kickbacks
* procurement cases, including false reporting under "cost plus" contracts with government agencies
* Small Business Administration-related cases, in which false statements about ownership, control or status...
Sean P. O'Connor
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(617) 523-6666 200 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Civil Rights
Northeastern University School of Law
Sean is an attorney at Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP where he represents employers in labor and employment matters. Sean represents both public and private sector clients in litigation before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies throughout the country. Sean litigates and counsels clients on the full range of labor and employment matters. Some of the most common issues he handles concern: claims of discrimination, retaliation and harassment; disability accommodation and leaves of absence matters; wage and hour disputes; non-competition and non-solicitation violations; trade secret misappropriation; claims of wrongful discharge; and unfair labor practice charges. In...
Graeme S.R. Brown
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Belmont, MA Employment Law Attorney
(617) 489-0817 464 Common St
#354
Belmont, MA 02478
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Health Care
New England Law | Boston
Joseph A.  Swartz
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(800) 545-3732 10 Marshall St
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Suffolk University Law School and Northeastern University School of Law
Jack Merrill Jr
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Needham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(781) 418-5116 160 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02494
Employment and Workers' Comp
Northeastern University School of Law
Boston, MA employment lawyer, Jack K. Merrill specializes his practice in Massachusetts employment law and handles a broad array of business and civil litigation matters. He works in Massachusetts trial and appeal courts, federal courts, and administrative agencies. Mr. Merrill counsels small companies and individuals on employment and other business matters; handles discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful discharge cases; negotiates and drafts contracts; drafts employment manuals and non-competition agreements; and provides training classes on discrimination, sexual harassment, and related employment matters. Mr. Merrill has an extensive background in practical and intellectual areas of employment law. His legal practice includes private...
Emma Quinn-Judge
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

Yale Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Corey H. Surett
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer with 47 years experience

Suffolk University Law SchoolMassachusetts and United States Supreme Court
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Kevin Michael Plante
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(617) 784-8306 General Counsel Law LLC
101 Arch Street
Boston, MA 02155
Employment, Business and Education
Syracuse University and Vermont Law School
Mr. Plante was most recently General Counsel at Perkins School for the Blind, where he handled all legal affairs of the organization. He performed legal work including contract, employment, regulatory, education and litigation. He drafted, reviewed and negotiated private and governmental agreements. Mr. Plante advised the Board of Trustees, the President and CEO, the CFO and Senior Management on legal and business issues. He served as Secretary to the Board of Trustees. Mr. Plante supervised and managed all outside counsel. He handled all disputes including litigation, administrative proceedings, settlements and internal investigations. He regularly advised on employment matters and handled...
Stephanie Greene
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(855) 809-9119 One Liberty Square
Suite 1200
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative and Business
Boston College Law School
Jeffrey A. Newman
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(800) 682-7157 60 State St
#700
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationEmployment and Consumer
Boston College Law School
Jeffrey Newman is an experienced whistleblower lawyer representing individuals in False Claims Act (Qui Tam) cases, SEC whistleblower cases and IRS whistleblower cases. He is a former prosecutor and before that a journalist, photographer and writer. He is also a video game creator and is presently working on a world-wide team player contest video game for children who like to solve puzzles. His daily blog can be found at www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com
Tyler Langlais
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(617) 263-0060 15 Broad St
#800
Boston, MA 02109
Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer
Employment, Criminal, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
New England Law | Boston
Michael J Bace
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(508) 922-8328 7 Liberty Square
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Employment, Business and Collections
New England Law | Boston
We are litigators. We are attorneys who help Massachusetts employees that are owed overtime, unpaid wages, or have other issues at work. We help people misclassified as "independent contractors" recoup the benefits of employment - as well as pursuing general civil litigation across a wide array of topics.
Robert T. Naumes Jr.
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(888) 367-2900 1 International Pl
18th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationEmployment, Asbestos, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Jed DeWick
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(617) 849-6213 10 Post Office Square
7th Floor South
Boston, MA 02109
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Boston College Law School
Jonathan M. Feigenbaum
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(617) 357-9700 184 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationEmployment and Insurance Claims
Suffolk University Law School
Jonathan M. Feigenbaum of Boston concentrates in ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) law and insurance claims denied under state laws. Whether an insurance company, employer, union or other ERISA governed plan has denied your insurance claim, we can help you with: Short term disability Long term disability insurance Individual disability insurance for professionals Healthcare coverage Independent medical examinations (IMEs) Life insurance claims for accidental death and dismemberment Credit disability insurance Pension Other employee benefits Areas of Practice ERISA Disability Insurance Health Insurance Life Insurance Pensions Severance ...
Katherine A. K. Mumma
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(617) 348-4344 24 Federal Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Employment and Business
Harvard Law School
Kathy’s practice focuses on the resolution of employment and complex commercial litigation and pre-litigation disputes. She has represented clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. In that capacity she has successfully moved to dismiss a FLSA complaint brought against a quasi-public entity, defeated summary judgment in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation litigation, and successfully opposed motions for preliminary injunction in matters involving alleged breaches of covenants not to compete. Kathy also has an active appellate practice, having authored or participated in numerous appellate briefs in Massachusetts and federal appellate courts for clients. Having been in human resources...
David Angueira
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(800) 545-3732 10 Marshall St
Boston, MA 02108
Free ConsultationEmployment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Boston University School of Law
Ruth O'Meara-Costello
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Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Harvard Law SchoolMassachusetts
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Zoraida Fernandez
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Massachusetts Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

University of Michigan Law SchoolU.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, California and Massachusetts
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Tara Swartz
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(617) 871-1500 100 State Street Suite 900
Boston, MA 02109
Employment
Northeastern University School of Law
Swartz Law, LLC concentrates on claims arising in the workplace and at colleges and universities. Attorney Tara M. Swartz represents employees, small businesses, and students in state and federal court, administrative agencies, mediation, arbitration, and appeals. Her employment practice includes a wide range of cases, such as for discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, leave violations including under the Family and Medical Leave Act, non-competition disputes, whistleblowing, and other employment related contract and tort claims. In the education context, Ms. Swartz concentrates on claims of discrimination, including working with students and institutions to develop...
Patrick Banfield
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney
(617) 721-9139 8 Faneuil Hall
#300
Boston, MA 02109
Employment and Civil Rights
Northeastern University School of Law
William T. Harrington
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(617) 426-7400 171 Milk Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Employment and Business
Suffolk University Law School
I represent small to midsized businesses in a variety of employment and business disputes in federal and Massachusetts courts and before government agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. I am co-author of the Massachsutts Practice Series volume on civil practice in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts that is published by Thomson-West, the largest legal publisher. Following law school, I clerked for a justice of the Supreme Judical Court of Massachusetts. I was an Assistant District Attorney for several years. I have conducted numerous jury trials and bench trials and have argued approximately 40...
Christine Rose Fitzgerald
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(617) 368-6890 112 Water St
Boston, MA 02109
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Stockbroker Fraud
Boston College Law School
Ms. Leslie Lockard
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Norwood, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(781) 551-0800 Norwood Corporate Center
1500 Providence Highway Suite 33
Norwood, MA 02062
Employment and Health Care
Employers consult me when they need to put in place legally compliant HR policies and procedures. I also write their employee handbooks, employment contracts, noncompetition agreements, commissions policies and severance agreements, and I provide advice about difficult personnel or legal compliance issues. Health insurance law compliance, particularly the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), is another topic about which I advise employers. I also provide advice about compensation, exemption and overtime pay laws, workplace/sexual harassment, disability and family/ maternity leave/FMLA rights, terminations and layoffs and independent contractor issues. I have particular expertise in issues...
Aderonke Lipede
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Quincy, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(617) 827-0063 859 Willard St, Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Criminal and DUI
Boston University School of Law
Attorney Aderonke Lipede is a skilled trial lawyer committed to social justice who specializes in Criminal Defense, Juvenile Delinquency, Youthful Offender matters, and civil rights/anti-discrimination matters in Quincy, Boston, Roxbury, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Lynn, Brockton, Somerville, Medford, and Chelsea. Attorney Lipede, a former real estate broker, also specializes in real estate transactions and landlord/tenant disputes. Call if you need an affordable, knowledgeable, and committed trial lawyer on your side to protect your civil rights or your property.

Attorney Lipede is also the founder and Executive Director of Sanctuary For Justice, Inc. a faith-based civil rights organization.


Ruth O'Meara-Costello
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Criminal and Education
Harvard Law School
Monica R. Shah
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Criminal and White Collar Crime
Columbia Law School
Jeremy Y. Weltman
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Wellesley, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(781) 997-1600 60 Walnut Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Construction
Northeastern University
Jeremy Y. Weltman is a partner in the Kerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein litigation practice group where he brings an assertive and practical, results-oriented approach to help resolve clients’ personal and professional legal issues. Jeremy’s concentration is civil and commercial litigation, encompassing KCL’s varied general litigation practice with substantive experience handling complex commercial and business litigation, employment litigation, real estate disputes, construction, class-action, civil rights, ADA accessibility litigation, multi-party product liability, consumer protection, insurance coverage, municipal disputes, appellate advocacy and other tort based litigation matters. Jeremy has adeptly litigated and negotiated disputes for a wide range of clients including Fortune...
Emma Quinn-Judge
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Appeals and Criminal
Yale Law School
Naomi R. Shatz
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Yale Law SchoolMassachusetts and New York
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Monica R. Shah
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Massachusetts Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Columbia Law SchoolMassachusetts and New York
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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