Michael L. Chinitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Boston, MA

Rose, Chinitz & Rose
 | One Beacon Street, 23rd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-536-0040
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (60%),
  • Business Litigation (40%)
Attorney Profile

Michael L. Chinitz is a partner at Rose, Chinitz & Rose. From the firm's office in Boston, Massachusetts, he represents clients throughout the area in a variety of different matters, including employment and business litigation, the negotiation of employment and severance agreements, and securities industry arbitration. In his employment litigation practice, he defends companies in lawsuits based on discrimination, wage and hour violations, and whistleblower retaliation. Mr. Chinitz has also represented financial firms in matters involving trade secret theft, commission disputes and wrongful termination.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Chinitz studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1985. He was awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude by Boston University School of Law in 1988. While in law school, Mr. Chinitz served as an editor on the Boston University Law Review. At his graduation, he was awarded a William L. & Lillian Berger Achievement Prize for his academic achievement.

After graduation, Mr. Chinitz spent several years with a well-known Boston firm before joining Rose, Chinitz & Rose in 1995. Admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.

Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for his excellent track record and superb ethics, Mr. Chinitz has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. In addition to his membership in several legal organizations, Mr. Chinitz is actively involved in his community as well. A member of the board of directors of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, he has also helped raise funds for the Pan-Mass Challenge, an annual event that supports the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment Litigation (60%): Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer

Business Litigation (40%): Trade Secret

Focus Areas

Employment Litigation: Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer

Business Litigation: Trade Secret


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017

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About Michael Chinitz

Admitted: 1988, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.rose-law.net/lawyers/michael_chinitz.html

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Rated (highest level of ability and ethics) by Martindale Hubbell
  • New England Super Lawyers, Employment Litigation
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Employment Litigation, 2005-Present
  • Berger Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New Hampshire State and Federal Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Newton/Needham/Brookline  Kids PMC Event Organizer, 2007-Present
  • Pan Massachusetts Challenge-“Heavy Hitter” cyclist/fundraiser, 2007-Present
  • Board of Directors, Boston University School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical and Research Program

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Editor, Boston University Law Review

Educational Background:

  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa

Industry Groups

  • Insurance.
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Securities
  • Wealth Management
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    Office Location for Michael L. Chinitz

    One Beacon Street
    23rd Floor
    Boston, MA 02108

    Phone: 617-536-0040


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    Last Updated: 1/25/2017

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