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Michael James Heiner

Discrimination Attorney at North Andover, MA

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 4 years
    Massachusetts - MA 11 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    20%

    13 years, 50 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    20%

    13 years, 350 cases

  3. Immigration
    20%

    8 years, 25 cases

  4. Sexual harassment
    20%

    13 years, 50 cases

  5. Wrongful termination
    20%

    13 years, 250 cases

At the Law Office of Stark & Heiner, we represent both employees and employers in all matters relating to employment law, including discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and unemployment benefits.

 

In Family Law, we represent clients in both contested and uncontested divorces, modifications of divorces, visitation rights, child support, alimony, and all other matters related to divorce law.  We also offer free consulations in all Family Law issues.

Location

Law Office of Stark & Heiner
805 Turnpike St Ste 101
North Andover, MA, 01845-6122

Reviews

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Posted by Elizabeth Elmasian | July 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Mr. Heiner came highly recommended by a fellow employee. Upon our initial consultation, I knew I was in good hands. He explained all options to pursuing my claim, clarified answers to all my questions and kept me updated on every detail. If he wasn't available, he would return my calls within 24 hours, which is rare. I couldn't ask for better representation. I highly recommend Mr. Heiner.
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Posted by Cheryl | January 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation with Micke Heiner
Very nice and very competent. Explained everything very well.
Posted by Kristin | October 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great experience with an employment termination! Highly Recommend!
I was terminated from a small software company. Because they didn't use an HR professional or their own counsel for our conversations, they misrepresented themselves. I was referred to Mike by a law school student who had heard him speak. She said he was passionate about employment law. Having had some bad experiences with lawyers, I was hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. Thankfully, I got the best! During our first meeting Mike asked about what I was looking to get out of the meeting and what he could do. Because I was still negotiating a severance package, I wanted to get his opinion. I also wanted to be prepared with counsel in the event negotiations fell apart. I was impressed with Mike's professionalism. He provided sage advice and was concerned about my best interest, not his bottom line. He explained all of the options that were available and made recommendations based on what would be most beneficial to me. Mike made a stressful and contentious situation far less burdensome. I would recommend Mike without reservation.
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Posted by Connie | May 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wrongful termination
I met with attorney Michael Heiner today. It was a pleasant experience. I explained my situation with my previous employer and the conditions of my termination. Mr. Heiner went step by step on the options I had with my case, explained the various ways so that it was easy to understand. He left no page unturned and answered every and all questions. There was no pressure to make a decision before I left. I even forgot a question and went back in, he answered that question and more! The environment was pleasant both in the office and personal. I would recommend Mr. Heiner to everyone looking for employment law information.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent legal advice
I asked many questions, brought in a lot of paper work in files. Attorney Heiner was very well-organized and took notes on our entire consultation. He offered very good advice going forward for me regarding my legal situation. He knows law and he knows it well!
Posted by Joel | April 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Boundless Energy
Mr. Heiner is a strong advocate for his clients who does not back down. His extensive prior employment history before becoming an attorney has given him a real world background that assists him in fighting for employees who have suffered discrimination. Simultaneously, he is in an equally qualified position to counsel employers so that they do not make errors that could cost them in the future. Mr. Heiner has boundless energy and does not stop until he has succeeded on behalf of his client. I unequivocally recommend him.
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Posted by Kathleen Woekel | February 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Review
Totally cordial, placing me at ease, highly informative. Provided me with options that were not found on any legal site researched on the Internet. Would recommend him in a heart beat.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stark & Heiner, PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Judicial Intern
  • Lowell District Court
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Timothy F. Stark
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Police Officer
  • Allenstown Police Department
  • 2001 - 2007
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Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce Case in Middlesex Family Court
  • Negotiated Separation Agreement
  • Middlesex Family Court Divorce Case
  • Negotiated Settlement
  • Handicap Discrimination Case
  • $100,000.00 settlement
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Associations

  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Best Family Law Mediators - Massachusetts
  • US Business News Legal Elite Awards
  • 2020
  • Employment Law Award Winner
  • International Advisory Experts
  • 2020
  • 2020 Power Lawyers
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Excellence in Family and Divorce Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Excellence in Family and Divorce Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Employment Law Attorney - Massachusetts
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • 2017 Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Labor and Employment Attorney - MA
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • 2016 Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Cum Laude
  • Massachusetts School of Law
  • 2012
  • Award for Excellence - Personal Injury
  • CALI
  • 2012
  • Award for Excellence - Drafting Contracts
  • CALI
  • 2011
  • Award for Excellence - Legal Writing
  • CALI
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Labor and Employment Law Practice Area Panel
  • Employment Law
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Michael
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Need advice on employment law, discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and unemployment benefits? Call Attorney Heiner. Honesty, Integrity, dedication and results."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Attorney Heiner for four years. We've worked on projects together in the past and he's always competent and prepared."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Heiner for several years dating back to before law school. He is the great combination of academics with real world experience. When there is a case that I cannot handle or out of my practice areas he is the first attorney I think of to refer my clients to. I know when I refer a case to him it is going to handled with care and expertise."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Attorney Heiner to be an experienced, hard working, conscientious lawyer who consistently gets good results for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Michael is one of the most promising attorneys that I have ever had the pleasure of working with; conscientious, diligent, and very effective. Knows when to aggressively pursue a client"s rights, but can do so without making it unnecessarily adversarial. Always positive and enthusiastic, knows the law, is someone you can trust, and is someone who always puts the client's needs first."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Criminal defense
Divorce and separation
Employment and labor

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North Andover Discrimination Lawyer Michael James Heiner
Michael James Heiner
Discrimination Attorney
North Andover, MA
Licensed for 11 years