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Law Office of William T. Harrington

171 Milk StreetSuite 270Boston, MA 02109-4323
Phones: 617-426-7400
Fax: 617-482-1567
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The Law Office of William T. Harrington is located in the heart of Boston's financial district and concentrates on employment law and business litigation. Attorney Harrington regularly defends employers from discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage and hour complaints; advocates for departing executives in the negotiation of severance agreements, in the defense of claimed violations of non-competition and nondisclosure...

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The Law Office of William T. Harrington is located in the heart of Boston's financial district and concentrates on employment law and business litigation. Attorney Harrington regularly defends employers from discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage and hour complaints; advocates for departing executives in the negotiation of severance agreements, in the defense of claimed violations of non-competition and nondisclosure agreements, and in the pursuit of wage claims on their behalf, counsels employers on hiring, firing and classification decisions; drafts employee policies, handbooks, and contracts on behalf of employers; and represents businesses in a wide-range of business and commercial litigation.  

Attorney Harrington is a 1989 graduate of Boston College where he majored in history. He graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 1993 near the top of his class and was an editor for the Suffolk University Law Review. Following graduation, he served a one-year judicial clerkship for Associate Justice Joseph R. Nolan of Massachusetts' highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, during which he assisted Justice Nolan in drafting court opinions.  

Attorney Harrington gained extensive employment and business litigation experience as an associate at two mid-sized Boston law firms and has represented a wide range of businesses and individuals in varied and complex litigation.  

He also served for several years as an Assistant District Attorney for Norfolk County. As an Assistant District Attorney, he conducted invaluable experience conducting many jury trials and trials decided by the judge. Also, during his time as a prosector, he conducted many appeals before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.  

Since 1998, Attorney Harrington has been a co-author of a legal treatise, Federal Civil Practice, which is part of the "Massachusetts Practice Series published by Thomson Reuters. It was first published in 1998 with a revised edition published in 2008 and with updates published each year. The book focuses on civil practice and procedure in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  

Attorney Harrington has been a member of the Massachusetts bar since 1993 and the bars of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals since 1994.  

He resides on the South Shore with his wife and three children.

 

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Practice Areas
Employment Law - Representing management in all aspects of employment law. Also, advocating for departing executives in negotiating severance agreements and pursuing wage claims.Business Litigation - Representing businesses in a wide variety of business and commercial disputes.Executive Advocacy - Advocating for departing executives in the negotiation of severance agreements, in the defense of non-competition and nondisclosure agreements, and in the pursuit of wage claims.Wage & Hour Litigation - Representing both employers and employees with respect to claims asserting violations of the Mass. Wage Act, the FLSA, and related statutes.Defense of Employment Claims - Defend employers against discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage complaints and lawsuits.Insurance Defense - Retained by insurers to represent employers and other insureds in defense of employment and civil rights lawsuits.
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Address
171 Milk StreetSuite 270Boston, MA 02109-4323
Phone
617-426-7400
Fax
617-482-1567
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