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About me

I represent only Workers - never Employers!


I have been fighting for workers’ rights for over 20 years.  I have worked as a union organizer, and employee advocate and an attorney.  I know how workers are treated in this country and I know that it is no simple task to secure basic rights.   Employees have always had to fight for their rights for fair treatment.


I formerly worked as a staff attorney at the Massachusetts Unemployment appeals board (the Board of Review).  I reviewed hundreds of cases and know many of the ins and outs and technicalities that make a difference between winning and losing an Unemployment Appeal.


Practice areas


  1. Discrimination: 25%
  2. Sexual Harassment: 25%
  3. Wrongful Termination: 25%
  4. Employment: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Matthew P. Poppel

    I endorse this lawyer. Time and again, Jill Havens has provided critical advice regarding the unemployment aspects of resolving a matter. She responds immediately and provides the info one needs to know before closing the deal. Top notch.


    Matthew Poppel Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Stefanie Fisher

    I endorse this lawyer. We have called her for expert advice when our clients encounter employment issues. She has always given thoughtful and helpful advice. I trust that she would be as excellent to her own clients as she has been to ours.


    Stefanie Fisher Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office of Jill Havens

11 Green Street
Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Office of Jill Havens2012 - Present
Review Examiner/Staff AttorneyMass Department of Unemployment Board of Review2011 - 2012
Business AgentSEIU Local 11992009 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boston Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Womens' Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Massachusetts Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
National Lawyers GuildN/A2007 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Randolph-Macon Woman's CollegeSociology and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1989