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Michael Rabieh

Litigation Attorney at Belmont, MA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Attorney Rabieh has been a premier litigator in Massachusetts for years. Providing results-oriented representation, he will be your detailed and tough advocate in the court room. Stop worrying, call him today to talk further.

  2. Employment and labor
    An employer's failure to pay wage | Discrimination | Wrongful termination | Non-compete agreements | Independent contractor misclassification | Call now to speak about your employment/labor dispute now.

  3. Appeals
    Are you looking to appeal the decision of your case? Attorney Rabieh is a diligent and compassionate lawyer who will work with you and give you honest counsel about how to proceed with your situation.

  4. Landlord or tenant
    Attorney Rabieh has been helping resolve landlord-tenant disputes for years. Whether your situation involves disputes over rent or living conditions or there are other complex issues, he will listen to you and fight for you in your dispute.

  5. Real estate
    Boundary disputes | Buyer-seller disputes | Enforcement of zoning regulation | Land use issues | Disputes between homeowners and home improvement contractors | Disability accommodation regulations | More | Call now.

Attorney Michael Rabieh worked at two of Boston's largest law firms before opening his own practice in 2013. In addition to a law degree from Harvard Law School, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago. He has represented clients at every level of the Massachusetts court system, including the Supreme Judicial Court, and in federal courts in Massachusetts, at both the district and appellate levels.

Attorney Rabieh handles general civil litigation on behalf of individuals and businesses, with a focus on employment litigation, real estate disputes and appeals. He currently serves as the Chair of the Real Estate Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association.


The Law Office of Michael S. Rabieh
26 Brighton St Ste 204
Belmont, MA, 02478-4043

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Posted by Kathy Kottaridis | May 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, good listener, committed and thorough
Our non-profit preservation organization worked with Michael to appeal a decision that would have removed a conservation restriction held by us from an historic building on a technicality. Michael got us through the appeal process through sound knowledge of real estate law, and through excellent argumentation and analysis. He was terrific in court, and his appeal brief was thorough and well-reasoned. Our lingering impression is that we received very good advice from him on strategy throughout the process, and that he left nothing to chance in the litigation process, so that we felt and appeared very prepared before the court. We continue to work with him and expect to for some time.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
competent, honest, and care about client
Attorney Rabieh has been able to give me some good advice in consideration of my situation. He is also intelligent and sums up the critical points in a very productive way. I would highly recommend him if anyone looks for a competent and sincere attorney.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Resolved employement dispute with a major technology company, for appropriate compensation
Mr. Rabieh was thorough, prompt, knowledgeable and professional. I met with him personally at this office. He provided meaningful advice and guidance that I relied on. In the end, our outcome was more successful than I anticipated.
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Employment Law
Michael was a pleasure to work with. He is incredibly smart and detail oriented, and was able to uncover indisputable facts in our case that were very well hidden. His persistence and hard work led to a very favorable outcome in our case. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Successfully resolved wrongful termination suit
Michael is a very approachable attorney that worked with me to successfully resolve a wrongful termination suit. He guided me through the process in a clear and understandable way. I would recommend him for any employment matters.


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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Michael S. Rabieh
  • 2013 - Present
  • Litigation Associate
  • Lichten & Liss Riordan
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Litigation Associate
  • Goulston & Storrs
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Litigation Associate
  • Palmer & Dodge
  • 2002 - 2006
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  • Harvard Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2002
  • University of Toronto
  • Ph.D.,
  • 1996
  • The University of Chicago
  • A.B.,
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Taylor v. Bd. of Appeals, 451 Mass. 270 (2008)
  • Obtained reversal of trial court decision in abutters' appeal of comprehensive permit issued to developer client
  • Taylor v. Housing Appeals Committee, 451 Mass. 149 (2008)
  • Obtained affirmation of trial court decision in favor of developer client's comprehensive permit
  • Faisal v. Historic Boston, Inc., 91 Mass. App. Ct. 1127 (2017)
  • Obtained reversal of a trial court decision that had invalidated a historic preservation agreement
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  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Chair, Real Estate Law Section Council
  • 2018 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Vice Chair, Real Estate Law Section Council
  • 2016 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English

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