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"According to peers, this plaintiff's firm stands out as one where the lawyers 'know how to litigate a case and negotiate a successful outcome.'
The firm represents individuals and unions on matters that are
primarily related to discriminaton, civil rights and contracts.


Competitiors have a 'professional respect' for this firm's lawyers, who are considered to offer 'passionate committment' to their clients. Ellen Messing was described to researchers as 'smart and tough,' with an 'expert plaintiffs' practice.'"

-Chambers USA American's Leading Business Lawyers 2003-2004


Languages spoken: English, French

Practice areas


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

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Contact info

Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C.

50 Congress Street
Suite 1000
Boston, MA, 02109


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
RecognizedMassachusetts Super Lawyers2009
RecognizedMassachusetts Super Lawyers2008
RecognizedMassachusetts Super Lawyers2007
RecognizedMassachusetts Super Lawyers2006
RecognizedMassachusetts Super Lawyers2005
RecognizedMassachusetts Super Lawyers2004
RecognizedChambers USA2004
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lecturer in LawNortheastern University School of Law1985 - 1988
Lecturer in LawBoston University School of Law1982 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember, Executive Board Nominating Committee2006 - Present
College of Labor and Employment LawyersFellow2000 - Present
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Curriculum Advisory CommitteeMember2000 - Present
American Arbitration Association, New EnglandNeutral Arbitraitor1997 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair, Ethics and Sanctions Committee1993 - Present
Boston Bar Association, Ethics CommitteeMember1993 - Present
Boston Inn of CourtMember1990 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Women's Bar Association of MassachusettsMemberN/A
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Boston Bar Association, Ethics CommitteeCo-chair2000 - 2002
National Employment Lawyers AssociationExecutive Board Member1992 - 2006
National Employment Lawyers AssociationExecutive Board Member1992 - 2006
Massachusetts National Employment Lawyers AssociationPresident1992 - 1997
Publication nameTitleDate
National Employment Lawyers Association, Annual Convention Program Materials“Maximizing The Value Of Arbitration For Our Clients”2010
National Employment Lawyers Association, Fall Seminar Program Materials"Strategic Considerations in Representing Current Employees Who Are Pursing Claims Against Their Employers"2008
American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Annual CLE Conference Program Materials“Negotiating Executive Employment Agreements on Behalf of the Employee”2007
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Employment Law Conference“Punitive Damages Awards in Employment Discrimination Cases”2004
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Litigating in the Wake of the Enron Flood: Regulatory Issues a Year After the Sarbanes-Oxley Act“Representing Whistleblowers in Massachusetts After Sarbanes-Oxley”2003
American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Meeting, Annual Convention Materials"Executive Compensation Packages: An Overview from the Employee’s Point of View"2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education SeminarCo-Chair and Panelist, “Effectively Using and Excluding Evidence in Employment Cases"2010
Massachusetts Bar Association SeminarPanelist, “Workplace Investigation: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”2009
National Employment Lawyers Association SeminarPanelist, “Representing Harassment Victims Who Are Still Employed”2008
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education SeminarPanelist, “Electronic Discovery in Employment Cases”2008
American Bar Association WebinarPanelist, “Workplace Privacy: Unclear But Present Danger”2008
American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual ConferencePanelist, “Negotiating Employment Agreements, Severance Agreements and Releases”2007
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education SeminarPanelist, “Harassment Claims in Employment Cases”2006
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education SeminarPanelist, “Proving and Defending Damages Claims in Discrimination Cases”2004
ALI-ABA SeminarPanelist, "Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights Actions in Federal and State Courts”2003
National Employment Lawyers Association Annual ConventionPanelist, “Executive Compensation”2002
Employment Law Basics, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education SeminarPanelist, "The Life-Cycle of the Employment Relationship"2001
Annual Meeting, ABA Section of Labor and Employment LawPanelist, "Understanding Executive Compensation Packages"2001