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Michael Ray Coppock

Michael Ray Coppock

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Lawsuits & Disputes

About Me

For nearly 100 years, Rubin and Rudman attorneys have carried on a tradition of integrity, serving the best interests of clients and dedication to the principles of honesty, hard work, and competence established by earlier generations of Rubin and Rudman partners, associates, and staff.

The firm offers highly specialized services in all areas, as described in detail in our web site. Our attorneys welcome challenging assignments in these practice areas.


Mike is a litigator concentrating in employment related matters, including executive claims of wrongful discharge, defense of all types of discrimination claims before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and State and Federal courts, layoff planning, and negotiation of termination agreements; disputes among owners of businesses; and insurance defense and coverage issues. Mike has been a panel member at continuing legal education courses on remedies for wrongful termination and employment discrimination, and is the principal author of the chapter on damages for wrongful discharge in A Judicial Guide to Labor and Employment Law, published in 1990.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1971

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 50%
    44 years, 100 cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 50%
    44 years, 100 cases

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Leonard M Davidson

    I highly endorse this lawyer's work. Mike and I worked together for many years at Rubin and Rudman before I left to join another firm. I therefore had the opportunity to observe his work quite closely. He is a highly competent, very bright and aggressive litigator. I have referred clients to him and would happily do so again.


    Leonard Davidson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

50 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA, 02110




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Massachusetts Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Massachusetts Super LawyerMassachusetts Super Lawyers2011
RecognitionMassachusetts Super Lawyers2010
RecognizedMassachusetts Super Lawyers2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRubin and Rudman LLP1975 - Present
AssociateNutter McClennen & Fish1971 - 1975

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
CFO v. Major National BankJury verdict for $2.1 million for my client
Close corporation 1/3 owner and COO v. Three related corporations and their majority shareholderJudgment in excess of $4 million for my client
Software distributor v. software writerPlaintiff's ownership of software established.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Rubin and Rudman LLP Labor and Employment Law UpdateVarious on emloyment topics2008
A Judicial Guide to Labor and Employment LawChapter on Damages1990
Massachusetts Law Review"A Glitch in Municipal Immunity"1986


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Drury UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1968

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
MBA program on "Remedies Available in Wrongful Termination/Employment Discrimination Cases"Damages for wrongful discharge1991
Annual MeetingEmployment law issues1991
MCLE program on "Avoiding and Litigating Wrongful Termination Claims"Damages for wrongful discharge1987