Mary J. KennedyPartner
Mary J. Kennedy is the coordinator of the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group and a member of the Health Law Practice Group.
Mary Jo’s practice focuses on employment law and representation of public and private schools.
Mary Jo has represented primarily employers in administrative proceedings before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and in state and federal courts. She has successfully represented employment clients through trial in state court and at the MCAD. Mary Jo has advised employers on personnel and wage and hour issues, drafted personnel policies, and conducted a number of seminars for clients on sexual harassment in the work place and employment discrimination in the hiring process.
Additionally, Mary Jo advises a school committee on school law and open meeting law. She has drafted policies for public schools and has advised a private independent school and public universities on employment law issues.
Mary Jo has conducted independent investigations regarding staff misconduct and student misconduct in a private independent school and a private college. She has represented a private independent school on a student dismissal.
Mary Jo gained trial experience representing physicians, dentists and hospitals in trials in federal and state courts. She has also represented physicians before the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and nurses before the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
Mary Jo currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pioneer Valley Ballet and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Ethics Committee.