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Lawrence J. Casey, who holds an AV Preeminent rating from
Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Boston Magazine “Super Lawyer”
in 2009 and multiple years prior, is the Head of Litigation at the firm,
and has more than 25 years experience successfully litigating complex
employment related matters on behalf of executives, professionals and
employers in trials in state and federal courts, arbitrations and agency


Some of Mr. Casey's successes include:  obtaining a
significant arbitration award on behalf of a high-level executive
concerning a claim of contractual severance owed; co-trial counsel
through public hearing at the MCAD in a precedent-setting case, MCAD
v. Stonehill College
, obtaining a significant award on behalf of
the client on a claim of race-based discrimination in compensation that
was listed in the January 3, 2005 issue of Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly
as the "Most Important Decision of 2004"; obtaining a defense verdict
in Massachusetts Superior Court in favor of a multinational high-tech
services company and its Chief Financial Officer in a case involving
discrimination and retaliation claims brought by a former senior
executive seeking an award in excess of $2,400,000; trying one of the
first Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower cases filed in the Boston regional
office of the U.S. Department of Labor; and successfully prosecuting and
defending numerous motions for injunctive relief concerning
non-competition and non-solicitation agreements in the state and federal
courts.  Mr. Casey has also argued appeals before the First Circuit
Court of Appeals, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and Massachusetts
Appeals Court.  His representation of individuals in court,
arbitrations and mediations has resulted in numerous judgments and
settlements in excess of a million dollars.


Mr. Casey also has extensive experience negotiating
complex executive employment and transition agreements in various
industries, including mergers and acquisitions, change-in-control
agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, lift-outs
and incentive/equity compensation.  Mr. Casey advises executives
concerning the numerous and varied documents that are often used to
memorialize their compensation packages including employment agreements,
stock and option plans and agreements, long term incentive plans,
deferred compensation agreements, promissory notes, pledge agreements,
redemption agreements, partnership or limited partnership agreements,
limited liability company agreements and expatriation and repatriation
agreements regarding overseas assignments.


A frequent author and speaker regarding issues of
employment law, Mr. Casey has contributed articles and spoken at
seminars and conventions conducted by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal
Education, Inc. (MCLE) and Boston Bar Association (BBA) including the
Employment Law Conference, an annual conference conducted by MCLE.  His
speaking engagements have included the following programs: Effective
Discovery in Employment Litigation (MCLE), Domestic Violence Issues in
the Workplace (BBA), Advising the Maturing Business: Moving Beyond the
Start-Up (MCLE) and Electronic Discovery (MCLE).  Mr. Casey also
presented the employee’s case at You Be the Judge – An HR Courtroom
Drama, sponsored by the Northeast Human Resources Association, and
recently co-authored the Privacy chapter of MCLE’s Massachusetts
Employment Law


Mr. Casey is admitted to practice law in
Massachusetts, Colorado and Hawaii, and before the United States
District Courts for Massachusetts and Hawaii, the Court of Appeals for
the First Circuit and the United States Tax Court.  He has also been
admitted, for specific litigation cases, in federal and state courts in
New Hampshire and Connecticut.  He served as a member of the Board of
Bar Examiners of the State of Hawaii in 1989.


Prior to co-founding Shilepsky O’Connell Hartley,
Mr. Casey was a partner at Perkins, Smith & Cohen, and managing
partner at Crowe & Casey.  Mr. Casey is a cum laude graduate
of Boston College.  He received his J.D. from Duquesne University where
he served as a member and managing editor of the Duquesne Law Review.
 Mr. Casey served on the Board of Directors of the Andover School of
Montessori for nine years and was president of the Board of Directors
for eight years.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
    32 years
  2. Litigation: 50%
    32 years

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Contact info

Shilepsky O'Connell Hartley Casey Michon Yelen Robb LLP

One Financial Center, 15th Floor
Boston, MA, 02111-2688

One Financial Center
15th Floor
Boston, MA, 02111



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AV Preeminent ratingMartindale-Hubbell2010
New England Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2009
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2009
New England Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2008
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2008
New England Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2007
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2006
New England Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2006
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2004
New England Super LawyersLaw & Politics Media2004
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell1999
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