Millbury, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers

John D. Keeton Jr.
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Westborough, MA Employment Law Attorney with 49 years experience
14 South Street
2nd Floor
Westborough, MA 01581
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Construction and Divorce
New England Law | Boston
For over 40 years, I have been a trial attorney, mediator, and conciliator in the Massachusetts and federal courts. I am admitted to practice in the trial and appellate Massachusetts and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. I am the principal and founder of Mass Mediators, which was established by a team of trained and experienced attorney mediators and retired Massachusetts Trial Court Judges.
Brian Murphy
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(508) 762-1397 1 Mercantile Street
Suite 740
Worcester, MA 01608
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Columbia Law School
Brian E. Murphy focuses his practice on criminal defense in the district, superior, and federal courts. Mr. Murphy has spent his entire career focused on defending those accused of crime and advocating for them both in Court and in the various administrative proceedings that often accompany prosecutions.

Mr. Murphy graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester and from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Mr. Murphy is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,...
Benjamin Knox Steffans
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 556-9959 474 Grove St, Suite 730
Worcester, MA 01605
Free ConsultationEmployment
Boston College Law School
Ben Steffans’s practice focuses on a diverse array of litigation, with a specialization in representing both employers and employees in employment-related claims and issues.

Ben has successfully litigated claims of harassment and discrimination based on sex, race, disability, pregnancy, age, and sexual orientation. Ben has successfully resolved claims involving employers who retaliate against employees for complaining about unlawful activity. A large portion of Ben’s practice consists of representing clients regarding complicated wage-and-hour issues arising under both state and federal law. Ben also has significant experience in the non-compete, non-disclosure, non-solicit, and trade secret context.

Ben spends a considerable amount of his practice...
Darren Griffis
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(508) 756-6206 11 Harvard St
Worcester, MA 01609
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal and DUI
Boston University School of Law
Darren Griffis focuses his litigation practice on criminal defense and criminal appeals in both state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts. He also represents employees in employment law cases in those same jurisdictions. Darren is admitted in Massachusetts state courts, in the federal District of Massachusetts, and in the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining GSK&G, Darren worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender. In this position, he represented hundreds of clients facing criminal charges in state courts in Providence, Kent, and Newport Counties. His legal expertise, insight, and analytical skills resulted...
Mr. James Riley Hodder
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(508) 791-5541 333 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA 01610-1022
Employment, Business, Family and Insurance Claims
Suffolk University Law School
Michael J. Akerson
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(508) 754-7285 4 Lancaster Terrace
Worcester, MA 01609
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Western New England University School of Law
Michael Akerson joined the firm over 17 years ago. Since that time he has fostered a diverse and successful litigation practice, focusing upon complex litigation and representing both individuals and corporations in all stages of litigation and in pre-litigation strategy. He is recognized as one of the area's most experienced civil, administrative and criminal litigators in the field of public official misconduct cases. Another large component of his practice is representing individuals involved in serious personal injury matters involving automobiles, as well as those injured due to workplace misconduct, including harassment and discrimination. He also counsels numerous corporations on a...
Austin Joyce
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(508) 754-7285 4 Lancaster Terrace
Worcester, MA 01609
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Criminal
Suffolk University Law School
Austin Joyce has trial experience with Reardon, Joyce & Akerson, P.C. in federal and state trial courts involving civil and criminal matters with appellate experience in federal and state courts. Austin is a general practice attorney with emphasis on police misconduct and discrimination cases. Before joining Reardon, Joyce & Akerson P.C., Austin gained experience with various aspects of probate, criminal law, estate and fiduciary taxes, foreclosures, residential real estate, civil litigation, corporate law, UCC practice, banking law, and legal research with the Law Offices of Austin M. Joyce in Auburn, MA. Visit our website: http://www.rja-law.com
Gregory J White
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WORCESTER, MA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(617) 634-4194 306 Main Street
WORCESTER, MA 01608
Free ConsultationEmployment and Criminal
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney White spent 14 years working as a prosecutor in three of the busiest district attorney's offices in Massachusetts where he prosecuted over 1000 criminal cases in the District and Superior Courts including first degree murder cases. Attorney White went on to serve as both General Counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents and the Department of Labor. He then received a presidential appointment to work as Senior Attorney Advisor to the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. In 2009 he returned to Massachusetts where he opened his own firm. The focus of his practice...
John Patrick Kirwan
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Oxford, MA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(781) 312-7606 351 Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540
Employment, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Divorce
Robert Steven Adler
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney
(508) 471-3018 339 Main Street Suite 300
Worcester, MA 01608
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Estate Planning
Andrew Gambaccini
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Worcester, MA Employment Law Attorney
(508) 754-7285 4 Lancaster Terrace
Worcester, MA 01609
Employment
William S Smith
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Holden, MA Employment Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(774) 317-9287 997 Main Street
Holden, MA 01520
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Attorney William S. Smith is the co-author of “Warrantless Searches of Persons or Places” in the award-winning reference manual used by attorneys, “Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts.” He has been an invited lecturer and instructor at many continuing legal education seminars and conferences for attorneys. The founder of the first and only website for appellate criminal defense attorneys in the state, he was also a guest on a major television talk show in Boston. As a bar association leader, Attorney Smith has testified before the Massachusetts Judiciary Committee in the Statehouse multiple times with respect to criminal justice legislation. He...
Steve Morte
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Marlborough, MA Employment Law Attorney
(508) 481-2332 74 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Morte is a second-generation trial attorney; his father was a well-known trial attorney and the founding partner of DiBuono, Morse & Morte. In private practice since 1987, Stephen Morte and the staff at the Law Offices of Stephen G. Morte have provided experienced legal services and excellent client service in thousands of cases. To contact his office, call us at 508-481-2332. Attorney Morte began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in 1979. While there, he prosecuted all crimes, including operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol; drug offenses and sex crimes. Attorney Morte worked in most of the District Courts...
Steven Boris
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Framingham, MA Employment Law Attorney
(508) 872-2710 665 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Employment, Business, Maritime and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Steve Boris is a founding member of the Firm. He concentrates in many areas of civil law including personal injury, maritime, business, employment law and alternative dispute resolution, practicing both in and out of courtrooms. Steve is AV® Rated, the highest peer review rating for legal ability and ethics by the legal publisher Martindale-Hubbell. Steve has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine for the years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Steve has represented parties in 500+ personal injury cases, trying many before state and Federal courts, but resolving...
Margaret G. Plaza
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Westborough, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 266-1457 1900 West Park Drive
Suite 280
Westborough, MA 01581
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal and Personal Injury
Joseph Robert Leone
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Framingham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(508) 820-8700 1101 Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
Employment, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Joseph Leone graduated Suma Cum Laude from Suffolk University and Cum Laude from Suffolk University Law School. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Website: http://www.LeoneLawOffices.com
Simon B Mann
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Framingham, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(508) 270-0500 1071 Worcester Rd., Ste 42
Framingham, MA 01701
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Simon Mann lawyer at Mann Law Firm, P.C. is the managing partner at Mann Law Firm, P.C. He is a 2000 graduate of Skidmore College with a B.A. in Business, and is a 2005 graduate of Suffolk University Law School. Simon is licensed to practice before the Massachusetts District and Superior Courts, and the U.S. District Court. Attorney Mann is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He has been a member of the American Bar Association since 2005, a member of the Boston Bar Association since 2006 and a member of the Massachusetts Trial Academy since 2013.
John L Fink
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Westborough, MA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(508) 433-0529 18 Lyman St. Suite 208
J&N Professional Building
Westborough, MA 01581
Employment and Consumer
University of Minnesota Law School
John Fink is Westboro based Attorney focusing his practice on consumer protection legal representation and wage and hour employment law. He has worked on a wide range of employment and consumer cases. John Fink received his Juris Doctorate with Honors from the University of Minnesota in the spring of 2011.
Mr. Craig C. Stern
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Framingham, MA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(508) 834-4044 1671 Worcester Road
Suite 110
Framingham, MA 01701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Business and Workers' Comp
Massachusetts School of Law
Craig C. Stern is a founding partner of Rodriguez Stern, and focuses on the firm’s civil, corporate, and estate planning practice. He has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in all matters of litigation, including negligence and workers’ compensation claims, as well as forming corporations and limited liability entities, drafting contracts, and advising on general corporate matters. Attorney Stern is also highly experienced working with financial service professionals, including accountants and financial advisors, and assists their clients by drafting wills, trusts, and handling general estate planning matters. Prior to Rodriguez Stern, Attorney Stern worked as Corporate Counsel in the...
Jennifer Louise Kurzon
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Uxbridge, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(213) 713-5055 117 OLD MILLVILLE RD
Uxbridge, MA 01569
Employment, Business, Insurance Claims and Probate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Matthew E. Jones
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Marlborough, MA Employment Law Attorney
(508) 395-0608 10 Boyd Circle
Marlborough, MA 01752
Employment and Probate
Worcester, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(508) 793-2000 300 Main Street, 1st Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Employment, Business, Criminal and Health Care
Harvard Law School
Northborough, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(508) 393-9244 300 W Main St Bldg A
Unit 1
Northborough, MA 01532
Employment
Baylor Law School
Hudson, MA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(978) 568-0607 71 Main St
Hudson, MA 01749
Employment and Real Estate
Franklin, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(508) 570-2025 1000 Franklin Village Drive
Franklin, MA 02038
Employment, Business and Insurance Defense
Kas DeCarvalho
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 21 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 15 years experience
(617) 721-9139 20 Park Plaza
#1115
Boston, MA 02116
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.
Michael O. Smith
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(617) 263-0060 15 Broad St
#800
Boston, MA 02109
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
Employment, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Smith is a strong advocate for the rights of injured and disabled. He possesses over 20 years of legal experience. After graduating with honors from Boston University School of Business Management, he started his career as a workers compensation claims adjuster.

Attorney Smith soon realized he could accomplish more in his career if he earned a Law Degree. He decided to attend Suffolk University Law School on Beacon Hill, Boston, MA. Soon after graduation, he worked briefly at a prestigious Insurance Defense Firm in Boston, Massachusetts. He quickly realized he did not want to represent big insurance companies and...
Robert S. Stephen
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(877) 663-1007 820A Turnpike St
North Andover, MA 01845
Free ConsultationNorth Andover, MA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
Employment, Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Personal injury attorney Robert Stephen delivers successful results for clients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts by assisting them in receiving the compensation they deserve.
Ryan P. Morrison
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 9 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...
Gregory D. Lorincz
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North Attleboro, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(508) 863-2133 12 Church Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
Employment, Business, IP and Landlord Tenant
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
I pursue a pragmatic approach in delivering cost efficient solutions to the myriad legal problems encountered by businesses and individuals in areas ranging from forming a new business to litigation and appeals.

Inga Bernstein
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Boston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Education
Harvard Law School
Inga Bernstein is a distinguished Criminal Defense and Employment Law Attorney at Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP. For over two decades, she has provided comprehensive representation for an array of criminal and civil matters. Inga is dedicated to providing a smart and effective defense for clients facing criminal charges. In civil matters, her representation includes meticulous research and forceful arguments in pursuit of the best possible outcomes. Inga's experienced and passionate advocacy has led to many outstanding results.

Inga has received numerous awards. Best Lawyers named her Lawyer of the Year for Boston Employment Law-Individuals in 2015 and 2018. She...
Marvin Cable
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Amherst, MA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(413) 268-6500 67 North Pleasant Street
(above the Monkey Bar)
Amherst, MA 01002
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Communications and IP
Western New England University School of Law
I am an experienced and dedicated Attorney. I have guided clients through a broad range of legal matters since 2011. I use every tool available to provide custom tailored, unparalleled legal representation. I am committed to zealous advocacy and outstanding client satisfaction.

I received my B.S. from Wittenberg University in 2005. In 2010, I obtained my J.D. from Western New England University School of Law. I am a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, American Bar Association, Hampden County Bar Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Hampshire County Bar Association, and Intellectual Property Law Association. Additionally, I have been honored by...
Matthew J. Kidd
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer
(617) 820-8400 12 Erickson St. Ste. 201
Boston, MA 02122
Free ConsultationEmployment, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Massachusetts School of Law
Prior to being an attorney, Matthew J. Kidd has been an employer, executive, salesperson, investor, and consultant. Attorney Kidd's extensive business background, combined with his trial advocacy skills make him a formidable presence in and out of the courtroom.

Kidd is a graduate of Xaverian Brother’s High School, holds a BSc. Degree from Babson College in Finance, and a J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law.

Attorney Kidd's exceptional dedication to his clients was noticed by Avvo.com which awarded him the “Clients' Choice” Award in 2017 and 2018. Kidd was also named a 2018 “Rising Star” by SuperLawyer.com and received the “Silver...
Adela Aprodu
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(978) 406-9090 153 Andover Street
Suite 205
Danvers, MA 01923
Free ConsultationDanvers, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Employment, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Adela graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a triple major in Health Services, Administration of Justice and Communications. She obtained her J.D., cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, with certificates in Civil Litigation and Health Services.

Following graduation, Adela spent almost three years in Boston, Massachusetts representing clients in a variety of matters, including personal injury, summary process, contract disputes, and class action cases. In 2017, she moved to Buffalo, New York where she concentrated her practice in litigation, medical malpractice defense, nursing home defense, employment discrimination defense, and corporate health care matters....
Jeffrey A. Newman
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 36 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
Emma Quinn-Judge
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(617) 742-6020 65A Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Employment, Appeals and Criminal
Yale Law School
Emma Quinn-Judge focuses her litigation practice on appeals, criminal defense, and employment law. She has obtained excellent results for her clients including a nearly $10.9 million jury verdict for her client in a race discrimination and retaliation case against the City of Boston (now on appeal).

Emma was selected for the 2017 Top Women of the Law list by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Emma has been selected to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers each year since 2015 and is listed in Best Lawyers of America. She has also been awarded the highest possible rating for professional excellence in litigation –...
Robert T. Naumes Jr.
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(888) 367-2900 1 International Pl
18th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Free ConsultationBoston, MA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Employment, Asbestos, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Mr. Naumes has been an attorney since 2005. He is presently representing victims of asbestos exposure, mesothelioma, defective hips, and Essure.

Mr. Naumes has been listed as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star between the years of 2013-2018. He has been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers between the years of 2015-2017.

Lissa McKinney
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Acton, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(781) 329-3373 100 Powder Mill Road
#244
Acton, MA 01720
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...
J. Nathan Cole
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Boston, MA Employment Law Lawyer with 15 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...
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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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