Recent noteworthy victories achieved by the Employment Law Group include:
$350,000 settlement on behalf of hourly roof workers for failure to pay wages and failure to pay prevailing wages;
$250,000 settlement on behalf of two Plaintiffs who were sexually harassed by a senior level manager;
$150,000 Summary Judgment in favor of Plaintiff whose former employer failed to pay him $43,000 in commissions earned;
$212,000 verdict in favor of Plaintiff on the basis of age discrimination;
$155,000 jury verdict in favor of Plaintiff on the basis of race discrimination and failure to provide meal breaks, and
$140,000 settlement after achieving Summary Judgment in favor of Plaintiff who was misclassified as an independent contractor;
$250,000 settlement for failure to pay wages;
$60,000 verdict in precedent setting associational race discrimination litigation;
Verdict in favor of Complainant in Massachusetts’ first “associational discrimination” claim in which a white employee was subjected to unlawful racial discrimination as a result of his engagement to an African American woman, and
Declaratory judgment in favor of Plaintiff striking a Company’s non-compete and non-solicitation agreement.
Davis & Davis, P.C. Attorneys have been recognized for their excellence over the years in their respective areas of practice.
In the Employment Law Group, Attorney John Davis was selected as a SuperLawyer Rising Star in 2010 and 2011. Attorney Davis has also received media attention as the result of litigating precedent setting cases. Most recently Attorney Davis successfully defended a former employee/defendant who was accused of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. In Pine Environmental Services, LLC v. Carson et al. U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani sided with Attorney Davis’ argument that, because the former employee had not used the computer in interstate commerce after her employment with Pine ceased, she could not have violated the Act. Attorney Davis was also recognized for his effort in pioneering the first Complainant verdict alleging associational race discrimination. In Grzych v. American Reclamation Corp. et al. MCAD Docket No.: 08-SEM-0144 after a Public Hearing on the matter, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination agreed that a white man who was subjected to racist and derogatory comments about his black fiancée from his white coworkers was race discrimination in violation of M.G.L. c. 151B. Attorney Davis focuses his practice exclusively in the Employment Law Group.
Attorney Herold was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2011 and 2012. In 2013 she was named a Top Woman Attorney in Massachusetts. Attorney Herold practices exclusively in the Employment Law Group.
In the Family Law Group Attorney Patricia Davis has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the field of Family Law each year since e 2011. Super Lawyer is a patented process that rates attorneys for outstanding achievement and peer recognition. No more than 5% of the attorneys in Massachusetts are awarded this prestigious title. Additionally, the justices of the Massachusetts Probate Court routinely appoint Attorney Davis as a guardian ad litem in child custody disputes. Attorney Davis focuses her practice exclusively in the Family Law Group.
Most recently, In 2015 John Davis was selected as A Super Lawyer in the area of Employment Law and Litigation, which is only awarded to the top 5% of lawyers in the state in a practice group.