Stephen S. Churchill

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Boston, MA

Fair Work, P.C.
 | 192 South Street, Suite 450
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-607-3260
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Stephen S. Churchill is an attorney with Boston-based Fair Work P.C. Focusing his practice exclusively on employment law, he represents employees throughout Massachusetts in a variety of matters. Mr. Churchill handles wage and hour violations arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and he has represented employees in cases involving workplace discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, wrongful termination, employee misclassification and the wrongful denial of benefits. Some of his representative successes have been a six-figure jury award in a case arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act and a jury verdict in excess of $500,000 on behalf of an employee asserting a wage and hour claim.

Mr. Churchill pursued his undergraduate education at Stanford University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in public policy in 1988. He subsequently attended Harvard Law School and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993. While there, he participated in the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, a student-run program that assists low-income residents of the greater Boston area. Before co-founding Fair Work P.C. in 2013, he was a partner at a well-known employee-side employment law firm. Mr. Churchill is admitted to practice before all Massachusetts state courts.

Since 2007, Mr. Churchill has been on the faculty of his law school alma mater, where he lectures on employment law and advocacy skills. He is also a member of the board of directors of Fair Employment Project, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides legal advocacy to victims of workplace discrimination. Mr. Churchill is frequently asked to deliver presentations to the Boston Bar Association and other groups of attorneys on topics related to his practice area. He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and a member of the board of directors of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

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

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2014 - 2019

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About Stephen Churchill

Admitted: 1993, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.fairworklaw.com/steve-churchill

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Lecturer-on-Law, Harvard Law School (2007 - present)
  • Massachusetts

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors, Lawyers for Civil Rights (2015-present); Co-Founder & Board of Directors, Fair Employment Project, Inc. (2007-present)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker on panel about mediating employment cases, February 2015, Speaker for program on AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion - Cases, Trends & Issues, March 2012, Boston Bar Association
  • Faculty for trial workshop, September 2004, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission / Fair Employment Practices Agency
  • Moderator for panel on plaintiffs' firms, March 2009, Moderator for panel on employment law practice, November 2008, Moderator for Journal of Law & Gender annual conference, March 2008, Moderator for panel on small firms: November 2007., Harvard Law School
  • Speaker on panel about fee shifting in employment cases, October 2016, Speaker on panel about developments under the Class Action Fairness Act, February 2016, Boston Bar Association

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Gammella v. P.F. Chang¹s China Bistro, Inc., 482 Mass. 1 (2019)
  • Sullivan v. Sleepy¹s LLC, 482 Mass. 227 (2019)
  • Mogilevsky v. Wellbridge Club Management, Inc., 905 F. Supp. 2d 405 (D.Mass. 2012)
  • Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, Inc. v. Passow, 831 F. Supp. 2d 390 (D.Mass. 2011)
  • Mooney v. Domino's Pizza, Inc., 2016 WL 4576996 (D.Mass. Sep. 1, 2016)
  • Jones v. City of Boston II, 845 F.3d 28 (1st Cir. 2016)
  • Smith v. City of Boston, 144 F. Supp. 3d 177 (D.Mass. 2015)
  • Ouadani v. Dynamex Operations East, LLC, 2017 WL 1948522 (D.Mass. May 10, 2017)
  • Parham v. Wendy's Co., 2015 WL 1243535 (D.Mass. Mar. 17, 2015)
  • Lopez v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 463 Mass. 696 (2012)
  • D'Antuono v. C&G of Groton, Inc., 2011 WL 5878045 (D.Conn. Nov. 23, 2011)
  • Carpaneda v. Domino's Pizza, Inc., 991 F. Supp. 2d 270 (D.Mass. 2014)
  • Small v. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 584 F. Supp. 2d 284 (D.Mass. 2008)
  • Craig v. Sterling Lion, LLC, 2016 WL 239299 (Mass. App. Ct. Jan. 21, 2016)
  • Cook v. Patient Edu, LLC, 465 Mass. 548 (2013)
  • Carpaneda v. Domino's Pizza, Inc., 89 F. Supp. 3d 219 (D.Mass. 2015)
  • Depianti v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc., 465 Mass. 607 (2013) 
  • Swanson v. Lord & Taylor, LLC, 2012 WL 3776450 (D.Mass. Aug. 28, 2012)
  • Gross v. Federal Express Corp. Long Term Disability Plan, 707 F. Supp. 2d 67 (D.Mass. 2010)
  • Reeves v. PMLRA Pizza, Inc., 2016 WL 4076829 (D.Mass. Jul. 29, 2016)
  • Jones v. City of Boston I, 752 F.3d 38 (1st Cir. 2014)
  • Vitali v. Reit Management & Research, LLC, 88 Mass. App. Ct. 99 (2015)
  • Torres v. Niche, Inc., 2013 WL 6655415 (D.Mass. Dec. 18, 2013)

Educational Background:

  • Stanford University, A.B., Public Policy, 1988
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Office Location for Stephen S. Churchill

192 South Street
Suite 450
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617-607-3260

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Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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