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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Recognized||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2009|
|Recognized||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2008|
|Recognized||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2007|
|Recognized||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2006|
|Rising Star||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2005|
|Up and Coming||Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly||2001|
|Partner||Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C.||2001 - Present|
|Associate||Messing & Rudavsky, P.C.||1995 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Bar Association Employee Rights and Responsibilities Practice Group||Member||1995 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Committee Member||2004 - 2008|
|Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Council||Chair||2002 - 2003|
|Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Council||Vice-Chair||2001 - 2002|
|Massachusetts Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Council||Member||2001 - 2003|
|Massachusetts Bar Association Employee Rights and Responsibilities Practice Group||Chair||2000 - 2001|
|Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, Amicus Committee, Executive Committee member||Chair||2000 - 2007|
|Massachusetts Bar Association Employee Rights and Responsibilities Practice Group||Vice-Chair||1999 - 2000|
|Massachusetts Employment Law, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education||Chapter on “Gender Discrimination”||2010|
|National Organization of Attorneys for Education Associations, Annual Conference Materials||“Contacting Employees of an Adverse Corporate Party: A Plaintiff’s Attorney’s View (2007 Update)”||2008|
|ReedLogic Video Leadership Seminar||“Plaintiff Employment Litigation Strategies”||2007|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Drafting Employment Documents in Massachusetts||“Drafting Severance Documents: A Plaintiff’s Attorney’s Perspective”||2007|
|Northeastern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Oberlin College||Government and International Affairs||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education||“Employment Law for Business Lawyers and In-House Counsel”||2010|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education||“What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Employment Law”||2010|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education||“Mock Trial of an MCAD Disability Discrimination Case”||2010|
|Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education||“Practical Tips for Negotiating and Settling Employment Cases”||2008|
Posted by anonymous
I was laid-off unexpectedly after a decade’s service as an engineer. I was always top of my review ratings. Upon lay-off, I was told that “my position was eliminated”. My much younger replacement started the same day I was let go. Friends reliably advised me to go after my previous employer for age discrimination.
After some Web research, I found Jim Weliky of MRW. I wanted a top-rated employment lawyer with employee emphasis. After an initial visit, my case was accepted and we proceeded. We chose to negotiate and avoid litigation, which typically takes 3-5 years. Evidence gathering, discovery, negotiations and settlement were all completed in under 4 months. I’d like to note that all communications with MRW were short and to the point, monthly bills made clear exactly where we were.
As a Severance Settlement I received over double what I was originally offered. We also got much more amicable terms in the Severance Agreement. Note the time and money to get the settlement were almost exactly as initially predicted by Jim Weliky. Jim was also right-on with the amount of severance payment.
Beyond the money aspect of this settlement, I feel justice was done in my case. The law was upheld and my past employer’s wrong has been righted.
I’d enthusiastically recommend Jim Weliky to anyone with an employment dispute.
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