Jack Merrill, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Needham, MA

160 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: 781-431-1400
Fax: 781-431-7178
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee (70%), General Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Over his long legal career, Jack Merrill has handled numerous sexual harassment and wrongful discharge cases of various types, from initial evaluation through settlement and litigation. He brings both an intellectual understanding and a practical approach to the practice of law. Mr. Merrill’s understanding of the law’s permutations and complexities permits him to assess each case on its merits, weigh the benefits of various approach options, negotiate fair settlements when possible, and litigate effectively when necessary. As a  certified trainer in sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination as well as a trained employment law mediator, Mr. Merrill brings the invaluable ability to see each case from varying perspectives. He has litigated cases in Massachusetts state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings, at the MCAD and EEOC, and in other administrative venues. Mr. Merrill promotes compliance with employment rules and standards by authoring a quarterly employment law newsletter, maintaining an informational employment law blog, and providing educational seminars and presentations. He is the former president of MetroWest Legal Services, where he served on the Board of Directors for more than 20 years, and has worked for other charitable organizations during his career, including as president of the Framingham Rotary Club. Mr. Merrill graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1984 and Northeastern University School of Law in 1993. He has maintained a continuous private legal practice as an employment lawyer ever since.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 30%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Litigation


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Jack Merrill, Jr.

Admitted: 1993, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://ksrlawfirm.com/our-attorneys/jack-merrill/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Metrowest Legal Services, President and Board Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 1995

Educational Background

  • University of Massachusetts, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Political Science, 1984 Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 1993

Pro bono/Community Service

  • President, Metrowest Bar Association Former President, Framingham Rotary Club Former President, Southborough Youth Basketball


Industry Groups

  • General businesses of all sorts
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Office Location for Jack Merrill, Jr.

160 Gould Street
Needham, MA 02494

Phone: 781-431-1400

Fax: 781-431-7178

Last Updated: 7/2/2021

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