A 2019 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly “Lawyer of the Year,” Steve has been handling employment law issues for over 25 years. Prior to launching Fair Work, P.C., he was a partner at a nationally-recognized employment firm, where he represented workers in individual and class action cases in Massachusetts and beyond. Before that, he directed the Employment Civil Rights Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School. Earlier in his career, Steve worked as an associate and a partner at a law firm in Boston, handling a wide range of employment disputes.
Since 2007, he has also served on the faculty of Harvard Law School as a lecturer-on-law, teaching classes on advocacy skills, employment law enforcement strategies, and employment discrimination. He is a board member of Lawyers for Civil Rights, and a co-founder and board member of Fair Employment Project, Inc., a non-profit that seeks to deliver legal information and resources to victims of workplace discrimination.
In recent years, Steve has helped to obtain millions of dollars on behalf of thousands of workers, both through trials and settlements. He has represented employees with claims of unpaid wages, misclassification, retaliation, whistleblowing, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful denial of employee benefits, and more. In all of these cases, he is driven to hold employers accountable for their failure to follow the law and treat employees fairly. Sometimes a case can be resolved quickly, when all parties come to the table. Other times, it takes years of intense litigation, leading not only to trials but to multiple appeals. Steve is equally comfortable in all of these stages, from counseling and negotiating, to trials, to appeals.