Our Law Firm

We are a boutique Boston litigation law firm composed of experienced, accomplished attorneys rendering the highest level of service and advocacy for our clients. We provide personal, innovative and cost-effective strategies to create value and reduce costs for our clients, primarily in the areas of eminent domain, complex civil litigation and employment and labor law. We consistently achieve superior results for our clients.

John S. Leonard

A trial lawyer for over 40 years, John S. Leonard has successfully represented private individuals, corporations, municipalities and governmental agencies before state and federal trial courts.

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Laurie S. Leonard

An employment and labor attorney with 20 years experience, Ms. Leonard has personally counseled and represented national corporations, businesses and individuals in a wide range of employment and workplace issues.

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EMINENT DOMAIN

For over 40 years, our trial lawyers have represented individuals, businesses and public agencies in all matters pertaining to real property damages, including eminent domain, regulatory takings, inverse condemnation and relocation assistance. We have tried over 75 cases to successful jury verdicts, many involving multi-million dollar awards. Our attorneys have also extensively written and lectured regarding the preparation and trial of eminent domain cases. In 2017, Mr. Leonard was named Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year in the field of Eminent Domain by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Contact us to learn more about Eminent Domain.

COMPLEX CIVIL LITIGATION

Our law firm counsels and represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of significant commercial cases, including breach of contract, real estate disputes, will contests, quantum meruit for breach of promise, breach of fiduciary duty and other complex civil issues. We also have substantial appellate court experience, having over 25 reported appellate decisions from the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Appeals Court of the Commonwealth and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Contact us to learn more about Complex Civil Litigation.

EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW

Our firm’s employment and labor law practice counsels both businesses and individuals regarding workplace issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, reasonable accommodation, wage and hour violations, restrictive covenants, executive compensation and discipline and discharge issues. We regularly prepare employment and separation agreements, draft employment policies and procedures, conduct internal investigations and represent clients in court and before administrative agencies involving state and Federal employment and labor law issues. Contact us to learn more about Employment & Labor Law.

One International Place, Suite 1400
Boston, MA 02110

T: 617-535-7688

jsl@jsleonardlaw.com