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Michael J. Bace

Employment and labor Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    If you have been denied overtime, denied wages, denied the payment of a commission, classified as an independent contractor, receive a 1099, or are otherwise mistreated at your place of employment - we want to speak with you.

  2. Litigation
    I am a litigator; our firm handles litigation matters of various shapes and sizes, in State and Federal Court. Whether the dispute is employment related, debt collection matters, home improvement contractor disputes, or the pursuit or defense of other contract disputes - we have the capacity to handle it.

  3. Wrongful termination

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Bace Law Group, LLC
127 Main Street
Boston, MA, 02129


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Posted by Joanne and John | October 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. amd Mrs. Sheridan
We called Mr. Bace to get a consultation on the legal proceedings, and the myriad of legal work being done by our own lawyer, which was growing to be to be very stressful and confusing, after our long time home was painfully auctioned off. Mr. Bace answered my call, asking thoughtful questions, with compassion and integrity. We simply needed a second pair of eyes to review the legal work being done with our own lawyer as these cases get very confusing and stressful. Michael used his own time along with Mr.Kulick, together clarifying respectfully our own legal matter, reading diligently our emails and many questions. Michael is a lawyer with strong integrity, truly caring about individuals, going the extra mile to demonstrate his passion for truth and justice. I highly recommend Michael! John and Joanne
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Immediate attention
I called Mr. Bace, he answered on the second ring and immediately had time for my question. I had a concern about an employment separation and explained my situation in depth. Mr. Bace took the time to listen and to explain the situation was not actionable and the reasons why. He also outlined some follow up questions I should ask my employer, that I did not consider, and he offered to be available in future if my situation changed. He was very easy to speak with and thorough with his explanations.
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Posted by Murad | September 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Michael J. Bace can make things done
Mr. Michael Bace is the best. Very professional. He can make things done effectively and in short period of time. He is always in control of the case. He made me feel like very important client. I'm really happy to have Michael on my side. Mr. Bace just moved my case forward and it was a Victory very soon. I do really impressed. Thank you very much!
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Posted by Pat | January 5, 2015
HE may not be a old timer but hes as sharp as one
Attorney Bace I feel very fortunate to have found Mike on the net not only is he a super guy his skills and knowledge of the law blew me away,I can only tell people of my experience with attorney Bace and I would have no other stand in my corner on my side thanks Mike terrific work. Sincerely. Pat H.
Posted by Peter | October 11, 2014
The best
Never have I been so out at ease and assured that I was in good hands. Michael Bace is a professional and a straight shooter and got exactly what he said he would get done, done. If you want results and a lawyer who will make you feel confident w your case and or future, he is you man. Reliant, trustworthy and most importantly effective.
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Posted by Don | October 2, 2014
Great Attorney
Attorney Bace helped me with a wage violation committed by my former employer. He was very kind and listened to everything I had to say. He was very knowledgable about the wage laws and immediately contacted my former employer. Two weeks later I had a settlement check in hand which was 100% of what was owed to me. It was a rough couple of weeks with no income and three children to support. He did everything right and my family and I are very greatful! Thanks Attorney Bace. The Bradley Family
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2014
Wrongful termination/Unpaid wages
Mike was a BIG help for me. Letting me know of the law against overtime wages. I wanted to make a statement, because I was a victim of a wrongful termination and unpaid wages employer. I will recommend him to anyone who has been a victim of this.
Posted by Rob | May 11, 2011
Landlord/Tenant dispute
I contracted Michael to assist with a dispute between my landlord and I. Throughout the entire experience I felt that he had my best interests in mind and he kept me thoroughly involved at each juncture. His insight, commitment, and persistence were invaluable in facilitating an amicable outcome that protected my rights. I would recommend his services without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2010
Dedicated Professional
Attorney Bace is truly one of the most dedicated professionals I have worked with - such a commitment to excellence. He is extremely knowledge and incredibly articulate. He kept me informed every step of the way and guided me with his expertise and wisdom. Attorney Bace always made me feel that my case was THE priority: he always took the time for me; promptly returned any phone call or email, and always followed up with written correspondence. In the end - the result was victorious on my behalf - which was a great result - but the true victory was in finding a lawyer that had such dedication to the case and his profession.
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Posted by Christy | January 28, 2010
Mr. Bace is great with first time clients
He was everything I was looking for when I needed help fighting a relatively small suit. I wanted a lawyer that wasn't more than I was being sued for and I needed someone who specialized in fighting for the people and not just for the collection agencies. He was knowledgeable and let me know about what could happen, what would probably happen, and what we could do. I was new to to the whole process of fighting a debt collection against me and he was very friendly and non-judgmental.
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Posted by Mike | January 14, 2010
Corporate Lawyer
I hired Michael Bace to form the corporate entity for my business. He worked diligently to understand both the nature of my business and the nature of my relationship with my business partner. Most importantly, Michael worked hard to help us understand the value of disassociating our personal and professional affairs. He was quick to circulate a draft operating agreement, and then very responsive to our questions and concerns. Ultimately, Michael produced an agreement that is specific enough to address the nature of our business in its current state, yet flexible enough to address the needs of a growing entity that is constantly adding executive-level employees. Furthermore, he dealt with the filing process quickly and efficiently, which was an unexpected bonus. We are very satisfied clients and continue to utilize his services in several ways. I highly recommend Michael Bace and would be happy to speak with anyone looking for legal counsel in MA. He is experienced and capable in many regards, and he is always my first call. I can be reached at [email address removed] for inquiries.
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Posted by Heather | January 8, 2010
Michael Bace--Excellent reviews
Michael Bace is an extremely knowledgeable and responsive lawyer. I found Michael to be understanding, taking his time to make sure I understood everything that was happening as the case progressed. I highly recommend Michael to anyone who is looking for a qualified and reliable lawyer.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Bace Law Group, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Michael Bace
  • 2007 - 2010


  • University of New Hampshire
  • B.A.
  • N/A
  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • General Contractor Unpaid for Work Performed
  • Payment in Full.
  • Unpaid Seafood Delivery Bill
  • Payment in Full, without the need for litigation.
  • Painting Contractor Settles
  • Case settled and dismissed prior to trial.
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  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Boston Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Stars
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Stars - 2014
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Stars
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (15)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Bace is a remarkably effective negotiator and litigator; in that order. He will do everything within reason to obtain a great result, without resorting to litigation or compromising the position of his clients. However, when the opposition cannot be reasoned with, Michael Bace is the lawyer to have on your side. An experienced litigator who is not afraid of trial. I endorse this attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Bace is one of the best attorneys I have worked with in many years. His ability to see the issues and get down to business is a breath of fresh air in the legal industry as a whole. I look forward to not only working with Attorney Bace in the future but learning from Attorney Bace."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bace is a labor law litigator. His knowledge of employment law is trumped only by his negotiation skills, which are second to none."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Bace is a tenacious lawyer and skilled litigator. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bace have had mutual clients in the past and they have expressed great satisfaction with his work."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Bace. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of this field of law and is well thought of in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bace is a well-respected Litigation / Debt Collection / Criminal Defense / Family law attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and getting them the most favorable result possible. Mr. Bace is a terrific lawyer. I endorse Mr. Bace to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Bace. He is an excellent advocate for his clients and always works hard to achieve a great result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Bace is remarkable for his thorough attention to detail and his unrelenting commitment to his client's best interest."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Business Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Bace because of his professionalism. He is knowledgeable, thorough, and effective. As an attorney in his local community who knows him personally, I value his judgment and have referred clients to him. I trust him and recommend him without reservation."
Business Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Attorney Bace is active and knowledgeable across a wide array of practice areas. He delivers flexible and client-centered legal services and counsel to both individuals and the business community. From personal experience, and his reputation in the community, I know Attorney Bace to be a thoughtful and caring advocate."
Debt collection Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael and I belong to a national list-serve together. Michael has always been courteous and thoughtful in his responses. Michael is knowledgeable about debt collection and has always been an asset to the on-line community."
General practice Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Attorney Bace is dedicated and works hard to solve his client's problems. He doesn't just stop analyzing problems as presented to him; he looks underneath to get to the root of the issue and he will spend time researching and recommending better solutions for clients."
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Boston Employment and labor Lawyer Michael J. Bace
Michael J. Bace
Employment and labor Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation