Attorney Pamela A. Smith  has more than 25 years experience providing quality, common sense legal advice to employees, employers, individuals, corporations, and small businesses. During her career, she served as Employment and Litigation Counsel for two Fortune 500 companies and a major university, Assistant United States Attorney, and Assistant Counsel on civilian employment law issues with the United States Department of the Navy. This background makes Attorney Smith uniquely qualified to represent both employers and employees.

Attorney Smith  focuses on Employment Law which includes whistleblower protection, employment discrimination based on sex, race, age, disability, national origin or sexual orientation, Family Medical Leave Act, unpaid wage and commission claims, illegal retaliation, and sexual harassment.

Counseling services include:

  • coaching you through a difficult employment relationship;
  • providing advice about the law and its influence on personnel decisions;
  • reviewing non-competition agreements;
  • drafting or reviewing employment agreements and severance packages;
  • developing Employment Handbooks and Codes of Business Conduct;
  • advising you of the strengths and weaknesses of a potential claim and the possible monetary damages;
  • conducting investigations;
  • advising clients about how to avoid litigation, and
  • advising you how to successfully file a claim for unemployment compensation benefits.

Attorney Smith’s expertise includes Contracts and Business Disputes. This expertise allows her to provide sound legal advice to help companies and individuals negotiate contracts that protect their rights.

Attorney Smith has extensive trial experience before a wide variety of courts, agencies, and arbitration bodies, including: (1) state and federal courts in Massachusetts, Maine, Ohio and Virginia; (2) state and federal agencies like the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board; and (3) the American Arbitration Association.

Pamela A. Smith
Law Office of Pamela A. Smith
233 Needham Street, Suite 540
Newton, MA 02464


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