Elizabeth A. Rodgers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Boston, MA

Gordon Law Group, LLP
 | 585 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-536-1800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Elizabeth A. Rodgers of the law firm Gordon Law Group, LLP, has almost four decades of experience in various types of employment law disputes. Serving the entire Boston metro area, she has zealously represented the interests of employees of all income levels in almost every career field. Her exemplary record of success points to her years of effectively litigating cases pertaining to the following:

  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Equal pay
  • Sexual harassment
  • Whistleblowing
  • Unpaid wages
  • Employment contracts
  • Noncompetition clauses
  • Severance negotiations

She continues to deliver positive results and is currently working on several notable civil rights cases. A tenacious litigator, attorney Rodgers obtained successful outcomes on behalf of clients in landmark employment cases in Massachusetts. Consistently recognized for her high ethical standards and legal skill, she has an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, a distinction granted to her every year since 1986, and is a fellow with The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

After graduating from Northeastern University School of Law in 1976, she went on to serve at the institution as an adjunct professor from 1978 to 1986. She has admission to practice from the Massachusetts Bar Association as well as from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. She also has permission to practice before all U.S. District Courts for the state of Massachusetts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Attorney Rodgers is widely respected by her peers, as she is frequently sought as a guest speaker and lecturer on employment law matters for legal seminars, educational events and more. An active member of the legal community, she is an author and featured contributor for a variety of legal publications.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%): Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Employment Litigation (40%): Retaliation

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Retaliation


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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About Elizabeth Rodgers

Admitted: 1977, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.gordonllp.com/attorneys/elizabeth-a-rodgers/

Honors and Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell, recognized in the Inaugural Edition of Preeminent Women Attorneys across the nation, 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell, 5-star AV rating since 1984
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2004-2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, Fellow, 2008
  • President, Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, 2006-2008
  • Board Member, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2014-present
  • Federal District Courts of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Faculty, “13th Annual Employment Law Conference,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (December 10, 2010)
  • “Successful Mediation strategies” Boston Bar Association, June, 2011; and Massachusetts Bar Association, 2010), Lecturer
  • “Doing Depositions to Eliminate Summary Judgments” (National Employment Lawyers’ Association, New England Regional Conference; May 13, 2011), Lecturer
  • “Medical Records: Federal or State privileges and Client Goals: Successful Motion to protect or strategies to reveal medical records” (Mass. Employment Lawyers Association presentation; October 2, 2012), Lecturer
  • “Challenging Conversations in Employment Law” (presentation at 2015 National Employment Lawyers’ Association, Annual Convention, Atlanta GA, June 24–27, 2015), Lecturer
  • “Motive, Mosaic and Mistake-Heffernan and the Expansion of Circumstantial Evidence in Proving Employer Motivation” (presentation to Oregon Trial Lawyers Association September 16, 2016), Lecturer
  • “Strategic Lessons from Retaliation Cases and Broadway Plays” (National Employment Lawyers’ Association, Regional Seminar “Reining In Retaliation & Winning Whistleblower Cases” April 8–9, 2016), Lecturer
  • “Significant Employment Law Decisions of the Massachusetts Appellate Courts: April 2003-2004,” Massachusetts Bar Association 25th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 2004
  • “Significant Employment Law Decisions of the Massachusetts Appellate Courts: April 2003-2004,” Massachusetts Bar Association 25th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 2004
  • “Taxation of Emotional Distress Damages- Murphy & Laveille v. IRS,” Mass. Lawyers’ Weekly, article, September 2006
  • “Plaintiff’s Perspective for University Counsel,” University Counsel Section, Boston Bar Association, Invited guest speaker, August, 2006
  • “Wage and Hour Class Actions” at Suffolk University Department of Continuing Education, -moderator and chair, Wage and Hour Class Actions. April, 2006
  • “Retaliation after Burlington-Northern”, Adverse actions; Massachusetts Bar Association, September, 2006
  • “Illustrative Emotional Distress Awards in Contract and Tort Actions,” Elizabeth A. Rodgers, Mass. Bar Association: June, 2007 (Materials only)
  • “Retaliation by Circuit” (Mass. Bar Association, May, 2008)
  • “Using Mediation and other Strategies to Resolve Employment Claims” (NELA Annual Conference, Atlanta 2008)
  • “Adverse Actions in Retaliation Cases After Burlington Northern & Sante Fe Ry. V. White”
  • “Ten Tools of Mediation, Plaintiff’s Vision” (MCLE, Boston, October 2009)
  • “Avoiding Summary Judgment-or defeating it if necessary” (National Employment Lawyers’ Association, Fall Conference, Conf. Boston October, 2009, 780-812)
  • “Adverse Actions in Retaliation Cases After Burlington Northern & Sante Fe Ry. V. White”, updated. (National Employment Lawyers’ Association, Fall Conference, Conf. Boston October, 2009, 320-340)
  • Surviving Summary Judgment in Employment Litigation, NELA October 23-24, Boston, 2009
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution: What Lawyers and Neutrals Love/Hate About Each Other” Plenary presentation (MCLE, October 26, 2009)
  • “Is your Client Ready for this? Not your Mother’s Traditional Employment law update”; (Mass. Bar Association, Annual Conference, Plenary presentation, Spring 2010, pp. 251-257)
  • Significant Appellate Tort Decisions in 2010: From Alice In Wonderland And Tramping Through Ice And Snow, Tort Law Lessons For Employment Lawyers (MCLE, Nov. 2010)
  • Elizabeth A. Rodgers (Co-Author), MCLE: Massachusetts Wage And Hour Treatise (MCLE 2008-2016)
  • Elizabeth A. Rodgers (Co-Author), MCLE: Massachusetts Employment Law (MCLE 2008-2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, Northeastern University School of Law, 1978-1986

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Featured in Huffington Post, Tyler Kingkade, “Harvard Accused of Retaliating Against Professor Who Defended Sexual Assault Survivors” (April 17, 2014)
  • Featured in ABC Boston, Karen Anderson, “Harvard University Professor Sues Over Denied Tenure” (April 29, 2014)
  • Featured in Boston Globe, Marcella Bombardieri, “Harvard Professor Challenges School’s Denial of Tenure” (June 13, 2014)
  • Featured in Boston Globe, Justine Hofherr, “Low Income Managers May Start Getting Paid for Overtime” (February 19, 2015)
  • Featured in The Crimson, Meg P. Berhard, “Former Professor Suing University Granted Tenure at Tufts” (April 3, 2015)
  • ABC Boston – Team 5 Investigates – Elizabeth Rodgers, Philip Gordon and Dr. Kimberly Theidon interview with Karen Anderson (April 29, 2014)

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Wellesley College, 1969
  • M.Sc. (Masters in Economics), London School of Economics, 1971
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585 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Phone: 617-536-1800


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Last Updated: 11/16/2017

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