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Joshua N Robbins

Employment and labor Attorney at Boston, MA

4.9   16 reviews

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    40%
    Unpaid Wages, Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Breach of Contract, Severance Agreements, Contract Review and Negotiation.

  2. Sexual harassment
    40%
    Retaliation, Hostile Work Environment, Quid Pro Quo

  3. Education
    20%
    Josh represents students, faculty and staff educational/college institutions to enforce their rights.

I am an employment law and education law attorney. 

I assist employees faced with discrimination, hostile work environment, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, severance agreements and employment contracts, unpaid wages and similar employment issues. 

Additionally, I represent students, teachers, faculty and professors faced with sexual harassment, discrimination, and disciplinary matters. 

I practice in Massachusetts state and federal courts, the Commission Against Discrimination and other regulatory departments. 

 

Licensed for 11 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 09/16/2019

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

Contact Joshua

Law Office of Maura Greene, LLC
6 Beacon Street, Suite 910
Boston, MA, 02108

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Tim | December 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgable
Attorney Robbins assisted me in negotiating a successful transition from a stressful job. I appreciated his balanced and practical approach.
Posted by Chow | July 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sound Advice
Attorney Robbins helped me negotiate a very favorable severance agreement when my employer was not offering me anything. I am very grateful for his help.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Flawless Work Ethic, Loyal and will not stop!
I actually, found Josh on this site. I remember my first impression of him being WOW, what a compassionate guy. I say this because lets face facts, if youre out searching for a Divorce/Family Probate attorney, things probably aren't fabulous in your life at that moment. When I posed my question on the open forum, at 8pm, he responded quickly by saying "first and foremost let me say that I am so sorry you going through this", and it struck me. The following day, from a parking lot in my car on the phone, I hired Josh to represent me in what ended up being an absolute nightmare divorce/custody battle/criminal trial etc. And for the record, I am the MOTHER in this situation. Josh and I along with my family and a criminal attorney fought swiftly, methodically and basically around the clock in order to save my family. This is in no way an exaggeration, my ex spouse was attempting to take me young son away, out of pure desperation. Again, I am the MOTHER and the breadwinner. This man worked tirelessly, diligently, consulted when he needed to, and was by my side for 2+ years. He never gave up. He was and every day phone call for me, including nights and weekends, because the situation I was being dragged into required it. Every day some new legal issue showed itself due to my ex spouse, however, while they were unwarranted they were brought to the court, so we spent 2 years defending me from his ridiculous but very, very serious accusations. Josh, literally, worked night and day for 2+ years, and about 8 bankers boxes with court materials later....we WON. He WON for me. He is so well spoken, respectful of the judicial process, judges, yes plural, judges and even the most show boaters of the parade of attorney's he was forced to deal with. Every morning before we went into court, which honestly, was about 3 or 4 times per month, I sent him a picture of my son, and would tell him this is who we fight for....and he did, year after year, never giving up ever. I now have SOLE custody of my child, and am finally officially divorced after a 3 year period . But, I have SOLE custody of my child, and Josh saved my family. You will never meet a more loyal, ethical, well written and spoken person or attorney, than Josh Robbins. I know for a fact that my case kept him up plenty of nights, because it was THAT bad. Josh never left my side, believed in me and fought tirelessly on my behalf. You will absolutely be represented in the most thorough manner, by someone who is compassionate and tireless, that is just the best word to describe him, just tireless.
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Posted by Steph | September 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful and responsive
Joshua was great in assisting me with paperwork that I needed to get done before getting married. He kept in touch with me and was very responsive to all my emails and calls, which I greatly appreciated. He was very good at communicating with opposing counsel about following up with paperwork and was very very thorough with everything. Overall, I'm very pleased with the experience.
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Posted by Elaine | April 9, 2015
Outstanding Work!!
Josh did an awesome job in winning my case! With 2 days notice of a court hearing, he worked tirelessly, well into the evening hours to pull everything together. He was very knowledgeable, extremely responsive and cared about me. My case was unique in that I had to hire 3 different attorneys in 3 different states. Josh did a wonderful job of coordinating with the other attorneys to get what he needed. He is an amazing attorney, and I would highly recommend him in any family law matter! Thank you, Josh!
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Posted by Ashley | January 15, 2015
Excellent Legal Representation
After a few years of being in and out of court for custodial issues I was starting to get discouraged with all of the legal representation on my end as well as the opposing party. I came across Mr. Robbins and gave his office a call. After a brief consultation with him I immediately felt like there was hope. Finally I found a lawyer who was willing to take the time to get to know my case on a more personal level. He listened to what I had to say and took into consideration what it was I was hoping to get out of the case rather than just tell me what I wanted to hear and then say something completely different once in the court room. I highly recommend working with Mr. Robbins and wish I found him four years ago when first starting my journey in court.
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Posted by Tom | December 22, 2014
Went above and beyond!
We found our downsizing home. A beautiful little 19th century cottage tucked into a cul-de-sac in a wonderful neighborhood. Everything was perfect... until we met our new frenemy Fannie Mae. We needed to get utility easements, ASAP. We needed a maintenance agreement for the cul-de-sac. We needed documentation on the oil a careless deliveryman had spilled in the basement years ago. Through it all, Josh was indefatigable, very available, and helped us especially in key areas: * Understanding our legal obligations and options. * Keeping us well informed of the progress on the complex negotiations with the sellers and their neighbors (our neighbors, now). * Most importantly, advocating for us in a way that accomplished our goals -- a clean title to the house with all the necessary easements and agreements -- in a style that focused on the common goal, so we, the sellers, and our new neighbors all came out feeling good about it. And I forgot to mention that we were on a very tight timeline. Josh put his best effort into this deal, and we couldn't be happier with his services.
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Posted by Katharine | December 7, 2014
Expertise and caring - a perfect combination!
Josh Robbins helped with an estate planning issue that came up for my mom. A club that had gone bankrupt owed her money and Josh looked at the law and communicated with the new club to ensure that what they were doing was legal and that the eventual payout would go to either her of her heirs. Josh handled this expertly and thoroughly. He left no stone unturned and was amazing at keeping the ball rolling and keeping me informed. His follow through and responsiveness let me know that all of our interests were being fought for. He was willing to play hardball if necessary. In addition Josh is very personable and caring. He really cares about service and gets back to you promptly and professionally with accurate and helpful information.
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Posted by Rod | November 29, 2014
Highly Skilled in Family Law
I consider Joshua to be at the high-end of attorneys who practice family law. His knowledge of the Massachusetts standards and recent changes in divorce law led me to believe that I could count on him to deliver sound advice. Joshua was able to provide the business acumen that I was looking for when it came to arguing my case and playing through the different scenario outcomes. I appreciate his candid approach and would use him for future proceedings if necessary.
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Posted by Brian | May 8, 2014
Hardworking, fair, honest, and a genuinely nice guy
Simply put: Josh is the best attorney I have ever encountered in the Family Court system in Massachusetts. He is hardworking, fair, honest, and a genuinely nice guy. If you're looking for a bulldog, someone who talks big and goes for blood, Josh is not your guy. Instead, Josh listens, thinks strategically and logically about the situation, and then acts, courteously, but diligently to make sure things keep moving forward. Before I retained Josh, I wasted a lot of money on attorneys who seemed only interested in getting their next retainer. They geared everything towards hearings and court filings, and often seemed disinterested or unprepared to deal with anything outside of that structure. Josh, on the other hand, treats court as just one option of many, and has been incredibly helpful in coming up with alternative approaches that address the issues in more effective, and cost-effective, ways. The measure of a good attorney is how he or she affects your quality of life. With Josh handling my case a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. I'm still intimately involved in the details of my case, but I no longer have to worry about getting a return on my investment, or whether there will adequate follow-through. With Josh, I know my paperwork will be filed quickly and correctly; opposing counsel, parenting coordinators, etc. will be dealt with firmly, yet cooperatively; and that someone will be there at every step to make sure that the issues affecting my children and me are addressed satisfactorily.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2013
Solid attorney
Josh handled my divorce matter in the respectful, responsive and knowledgable manner you would expect from a top-notch attorney. If the unforntunate occassion arises, I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Posted by Tim | May 16, 2013
Great Job!
Helped me and the kids through a difficult time. Really appreciate his hands on and practical approach.
Posted by Lisa | May 15, 2012
competent, compassionate lawyer
Attorney Robbins helped me through a very difficult divorce. He was extremely knowledgeable about the law and made suggestions to help my divorce proceed as efficiently and pleasantly as possible. He treated me kindly and was extremely responsive and prompt in responding to all of my concerns. I couldn't have made it through this time in my life without him.
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Posted by Patti | April 17, 2012
I highly recommend this lawyer
Mr. Robbins has helped me through a very nasty custody battle and real estate battle. He is the most compassionate and understanding lawyer. I truly do not know where I would be without his help. He always kept me informed. He goes the extra mile to get the job done. All I can say is that he is excellent. I highly recommend him. I really do hope he uses me as reference.
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Posted by J. Goldstone | February 14, 2012
Thank you
Attorney Robbins helped me transition through a very difficult divorce. I truly appreciate his compassion and understanding. I highly recommend this attorney for any divorce or child related issues.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quality representation
Attorney Robbins represented me in my Divorce which was unnecessarily made complicated by my Ex-wife. Attorney Robbins focuses on resolving the matters in a very straight forward and cost effective manner. This approach is very important as most people in divorce situation act based on emotions which can make the process lengthy and very costly. Attorney Robbins helped me keep my emotions in check and focused on the outcome that was in my best interest. Throughout the process, he was very patient and answered all my questions in a timely manner and kept my interest ahead. He is very thorough and reviewed the documents / communication with me before communicating with my ex or court. Some of my court hearings had a scheduling conflict with Attorney Robbins’s schedule which he worked out either by adjusting his schedule for my hearing or finding the best replacement from his team. My marriage / divorce involved lots of cultural issues (I had Indian arrange marriage) which attorney Robbins patiently understood and helped me navigate through it. With Attorney Robbins by my side, I had peace of mind and a quality representation at an affordable hourly rate. I highly recommend him. Best wishes for your legal matter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-375 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Law Office of Maura Greene, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lewis & Leeper, LLP
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Of Counsel
  • Scafidi, Juliano, & Hurd, LLP
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Carter Clunan & Robbins LLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Sarah Carter Clunan
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Judicial Intern
  • Hampden Probate and Family Court
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Assistant
  • Blatman Bobrowski & Mead, LLC
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Trinity College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • Boston University
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • Lack of Jurisdiction
  • Case Dismissed
  • 3-Day Contested Guardianship Trial
  • Guardianship granted to family
  • 7-Day Divorce Trial
  • Sole-Physical and Sole-Legal Custody to Wife. Limited parenting time for Husband. Large portion of the marital estate awarded to the Wife.

Associations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2016
  • American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Norwood Conservation Commission
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2020
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 - Firm - Lewis & Leeper, P.C.
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 - Firm - Lewis & Leeper, P.C.
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 - Firm - Lewis & Leeper, P.C.
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 - Firm - Lewis & Leeper, P.C.
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 2010
  • Dean's List
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (42)
Given (29)
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of discussing legal matters with Josh. He is dedicated to his clients and provides excellent, practical, legal advice. I trust Josh to handle family law matters for my clients. I recommend his legal services without reservation."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Josh is a great lawyer. Professional, talented and a pleasure to work with."
Sexual harassment Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Robbins is an attorney who I frequently refer clients to. He works hard and always goes the extra mile for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked alongside Attorney Robbins on various matters and he is an excellent attorney. He is very thorough in his representation and very nice to work alongside."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh and I have worked together and I have always been impressed with his professionalism and dedication to his clients and the practice. I endorse Atty Robbins."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this attorney, While maintaining excellent client service and ethics, they are a well-respected member of the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to ethics and concern for clients, this attorney goes above and beyond, I highly endorse this attorney for legal representation. Not only are they a well respected member of their community but a respected member in the legal field."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Robbins. His answers are well-thought out."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Robbins is a very knowledgable and hardworking attorney. I highly recommend his services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Josh was very professional before, during, and after trial. He is very competent, responsive, and reasonable."
Probate Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Mr. Robbins continues to provide valuable advice on Avvo each time that he responds to a question. Although I have been licensed and practicing for 24 years, including time spent as a judge and magistrate, I continually learn from his answers about different aspects of the law. I would recommend him to everyone."
Family Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Attorney Robbins as opposing counsel on a highly contentious case involving custody and child support. Attorney Robbins represented his client with a high degree of professionalism and sophistication, given the unique complexities of the matter. I highly endorse Attorney Robbins for legal representation in family law matters."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Other
"Joshua is well-respected among judges, attorneys and clients alike, and his advise is spot-on. I happily endorse Joshua."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua Robbins is a talented and well respected divorce and family law attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law, truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Robbins. He is a great choice for representation and is highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Josh was a strong advocate for his client and remained very professional in a difficult divorce matter."
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