Jill Havens

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Jamaica Plain, MA

Law Office of Jill Havens
 | 11 Green St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: 617-870-3737
Fax: 617-224-9529
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Employee Benefits (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Jill Havens is the founder and principal of the Law Office of Jill Havens in Boston, Massachusetts. Serving workers throughout the Greater Boston metro region and all across the state, Ms. Havens devotes her practice to helping employees obtain justice for their complex legal challenges involving employment discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, and other workplace issues.

    Ms. Havens recently obtained justice for a client in a disability discrimination jury trial in Lawrence Superior Court, where the judgment entered for the plaintiff was just over $1 million. 

    Ms. Havens is one of only a handful of attorneys in the Boston area with a large focus in the domain of Unemployment Insurance Law.  Ms. Havens assists clients in obtaining Unemployment Insurance by aiding employees in their application process, coaching them regarding providing information to the Department of Unemployment Assistance, representing them in Unemployment Hearings and assisting them with appeals. Ms. Havens once worked as a staff attorney for the Board of Review - the Massachusetts unemployment appeals board - thus she has invaluable insight into the system, which helps her more effectively secure benefits on behalf of those she serves.

    A veteran of 100+ cases, Ms. Havens has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those in need.  Regarded as one of the top employment law attorneys in the region, Ms. Havens has earned top marks for her professionalism and service, and she received the Client's Choice Award for Employment Law from AVVO - where she has a review score of 5 stars. Active in her legal community, she is a member of the executive board for the Massachusetts chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, and she chairs the organization's unemployment insurance committee. She is also a champion for the rights of those in the LGBTQ community, working tirelessly to ensure they receive the fair treatment they deserve in the workplace.

    A 1989 cum laude graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Ms. Havens attended Northeastern University School of Law on a Public Interest Scholarship, obtaining her Juris Doctor in 2009. She received her license to practice that same year from the Massachusetts Bar Association, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. 

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 20%Employee Benefits
    Focus Areas

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


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    Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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    About Jill Havens

    Admitted: 2009, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: http://www.havenslawoffice.com

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • National Employment Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Chapter, Executive Board Member
    • U.S. District Court, District Court of Massachusetts, 2015, 2015
    • Massachusetts Bar, December 2009, 2009
    • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, 2009, 2009
    • National Employment Lawyers Association, Unemployment Insurance Committee of the Massachusetts chapter, Chair


    • Jury Verdict of $888,000 (judgment entered for $1,040,000) in an employment disability discrimination case, Davidowicz v. 4M Fruit Distributors, Inc., 2019

    Representative Clients:

    • Everyone represented is an individual employee or former employee with an individual employment law issue.

    Educational Background:

    • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, M.A./Ph.D., Major: Sociology, 1992
    • Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Sociology/Anthropology (with honors) and History, Minor: Politics, Honors: Graduated Phi Beta Kappa; Dean’s List (all semesters), 1989

    Industry Groups

    • All workers and employees.
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    Office Location for Jill Havens

    11 Green St
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    Phone: 617-870-3737

    Fax: 617-224-9529

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    Last Updated: 3/3/2020

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