Catherine M. Scott

Catherine M. Scott

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Boston, MA

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
 | 60 State Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617.807.8958
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Catherine “Cat” Scott is an attorney in the Freeman Mathis & Gary's Boston and Providence offices.

    Ms. Scott enjoys a diverse practice that includes employment litigation and counseling, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, professional liability defense and business litigation. Ms. Scott routinely represents employers of various sizes in various administrative proceedings, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and in federal and state court on such diverse issues as discrimination, retaliation, hostile work environment, wage and hour claims, and breach of contract/breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing and other business-related claims. Ms. Scott takes particular pride in her repeat clients to whom she provides employment counseling and advice on issues ranging from employee handbook revisions to internal investigations to advice concerning separation/severance agreements. She also regularly represents insurers and other businesses concerning coverage issues and/or general business litigation issues.

    About Catherine Scott

    Admitted: 2014, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyers (2017-2018), 2018


    • Furtado v. Oberg, No. 19-1245, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 3467 (1st Cir. Feb. 5, 2020) - Affirming grant of summary judgment in favor of attorney on grounds that attorney’s failure to ensure member signed amended operating agreement did not cause member any harm, 2020
    • Calandro v. Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., 2019 WL 1236927 (1st Cir. March 18, 2019) – Affirmance of judgment for claims management entity after four-day bench trial concerning alleged violations of c. 176D, 2019
    • Cohne v. Navigators Specialty Insurance Company, 2019 WL 688429 (D. Mass. Feb. 19, 2019) – Prevailed on summary judgment for insurer pursuant to assault and battery exclusion in CGL policy (Voted One of the Most Important Decisions of 2019 by Mass Lawyers Weekly), 2019
    • Baptista v. JBK Management, LLC (Leibensperger, J., April 6, 2018) – Summary judgment for employer on former employee’s breach of lifetime contract claim on issue of first impression concerning whether lifetime contracts require “significant” consideration to be enforceable, 2018
    • Perlow v. ABC Financial Services, Inc., 35 Mass. L. Rptr. 147 (Salinger, J., June 19, 2018) – Defeated class certification and won summary judgment for collection company on grounds that c. 93A only applies when there is a separate and distinct injury to the plaintiff, 2018
    • Philadelphia Indem. Ins. Co. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa, 34 Mass. L. Rptr. 367 (Kaplan, J., June 13, 2017) – Prevailed on cross-motion for summary judgment that claim for wrongful death was sole responsibility of CGL insurer, not workers’ compensation insurer, 2017
    • Clinical Technology, Inc. v. Covidien Sales, LLC, 192 F. Supp. 3d 223 (D. Mass. 2016) – Prevailed in opposing summary judgment on claims of breach of contract, good faith and fair dealing and c. 93A., 2016

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., Tufts University, magna cum laude
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    Office Location for Catherine M. Scott

    60 State Street
    Suite 600
    Boston, MA 02109

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    Last Updated: 10/13/2020

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