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Michael E. Aleo

Michael E. Aleo

Practice areas:

Employment / Labor, Personal Injury, Civil Rights

About Me

Michael’s practice is focused on civil litigation, including disputes involving employment and labor law, workers’ compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice, housing, civil rights, First Amendment, and municipal law. 

Prior to joining Lesser, Newman & Nasser, Michael practiced at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in Boston,
Massachusetts, where he represented victims of race and national origin discrimination. Before practicing at the
Lawyers’ Committee, Michael practiced employment law in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, California.

In 2012, Michael was selected as a “rising star under 40” in the annual list published by the Thompson Reuters rating service in Boston Magazine.

In addition to practicing law, Michael has taught legal writing and research at American University Washington
College of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, and New England Law Boston, and he has taught an undergraduate course on public policy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Employment / Labor: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Civil Rights: 20%


Payment Types:


Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    Attorney Aleo was my supervising attorney when I interned at Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights in Boston. He is a great teacher, who not only taught me substantive issues within employment discrimination law, but also - and more importantly - showed me what it means to be an attorney who strives to bring the utmost respect and compassion when interacting with a client and working on that client's case.


    Shatilla De Leon
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lesser, Newman & Nasser LLP

39 Main St
Northampton, MA, 01060-3578




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
New England Super Lawyers, Massachusetts Rising Star, 2012Thomson Reuters2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Massachusetts Amherst2012 - 2012
Adjunct ProfessorBay Path University2012 - Present
AssociateLesser, Newman & Nasser LLP2011 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorNew England Law | Boston2009 - 2011
Staff AttorneyLawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law2008 - 2011
Adjunct ProfessorGolden Gate University Schol Of Law2007 - 2007
Staff AttorneyBernabei & Wachtel2006 - 2007
Adjunct ProfessorAmerican University Washington College Of Law2006 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hampshire County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Amara v. Copley Plaza Hotel, Civil Action No. 09-11802-JLT (D. Mass. November 18, 2010)N/A
Green v. Parts Distribution Xpress, Inc. Civil Action No. 10-11959-DJC (D. Mass. November 29, 2011)N/A
Bonds v. School Committee of Boston, 80 Mass.App.Ct. 1113 (2011)N/A

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Massachusetts, AmherstN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
SUBPRIME REVISITED, How Reverse Mortgage Lenders Put Older Homeowners’ Equity at RiskSubprime Lending2010