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Janet R. Barringer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Boston, MA

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
60 State Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-963-5975
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Defense, Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense
Attorney Profile

Janet Barringer is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Boston office. She defends companies and individuals in a variety of matters ranging from employment claims to business disputes to professional liability matters and has tried over 20 cases to verdict. Ms. Barringer's peers have recognized her for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury Litigation: Defense) and as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer (Employment Litigation: Defense).

In her Labor & Employment practice, Ms. Barringer represents businesses and local governments in all aspects of employment law and litigation, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under Title VII and other state and federal discrimination laws; wage and hour claims and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act; Family and Medical Leave Act claims; and claims for breach of contract and violations of restrictive covenants like non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements. She also serves as outside counsel to business owners, human resources professionals, and in-house counsel on issues ranging from the preparation of personnel policies, employment contracts, arbitration agreements, and severance agreements, to advice and counseling on day-to-day personnel issues and best practices.

Ms. Barringer has defended an array of individuals, hi-tech start ups, manufacturers, restaurants and hospitality businesses, health care providers, hospitals and insurers. Her experience includes products liability defense and the defense of health care organizations in government False Claims Act investigations and qui tam lawsuits. She has advised health system networks, pharmacy benefits managers, medical device manufacturers, clinical research organizations, hospitals, long-term care providers, home health agencies, drug manufacturers, pharmacies, dialysis centers, infusion care centers, and hospice care providers. Ms. Barringer also has defended a variety of businesses in product defect and consumer fraud class actions, trade secret theft, unfair competition, corporate governance cases, business-to-business transactional disputes, and other commercial litigation.

About Janet R. Barringer

First Admitted: 1999, Massachusetts

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, Past President; Professional Liability Attorney Nework (PLAN), Member

Educational Background

  • Boston College, B.A.


  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 Edition in the field of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 Edition in the field of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2020
  • Recognized in the Best Lawyers “Women in the Law” Business Edition, 2020, Best Lawyers “Women in the Law” Business Edition, 2020
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics magazine in the area of Employee Litigation: Defense, 2016-2017, Massachusetts "Super Lawyer", 2017

Industry Groups

  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Media
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Office Location for Janet R. Barringer

60 State Street
Suite 600
Boston, MA 02109

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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