Michael L. Chinitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Needham Heights, MA

Chinitz Law LLC
 | 160 Gould St, Suite 102
Needham Heights, MA 02494
Phone: 781-787-2953
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (60%),
  • Business Litigation (40%)
Attorney Profile

Michael L. Chinitz is the founder of Chinitz Law LLC, where he focuses his practice on employment and other types of business litigation and counseling. Located in Needham Heights, he represents clients throughout the greater Boston metropolitan area and across Massachusetts. Admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Mr. Chinitz 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.

Mr. Chinitz has represented both employers and employers in a wide variety of matters. His experience in this regard has included discrimination that is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal statutes, Fair Labor Standards Act claims, the misappropriation of trade secrets, sexual harassment, noncompete agreements, and wrongful termination. Mr. Chinitz also provides advice and counsel to companies on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and he works with them on personnel decisions as well as on the preparation of employment and severance agreements.

Mr. Chinitz also represents investment advisers and firms in proceedings in court and before the Financial Industry National Regulatory Authority, Inc. Many of these matters have involved noncompete and nonsolicitation claims. His other civil litigation experience has encompassed shareholder and partner disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, unfair trade practices, and professional negligence. His successful track record in all these endeavors has earned Mr. Chinitz a great deal of recognition from his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an "Excellent" peer-review rating through Avvo. His legal education came at Boston University School of Law, where he served on the Boston University Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor summa cum laude in 1988.

*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

Wrongful Termination, Employment Law - Employer, Trade Secret


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018

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About Michael Chinitz

Admitted: 1988, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://www.chinitzlawllc.com


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/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

160 Gould St
Suite 102
Needham Heights, MA 02494

Phone: 781-787-2953

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Last Updated: 10/26/2019

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