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Dahlia C. Rudavsky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Newton, MA

Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C.
300 Washington St, Suite 308
Newton, MA 02458
Phone: 617-742-0004
Fax: 617-742-1887
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Schools & Education
Attorney Profile

Dahlia C. Rudavsky is a partner in the Boston firm of Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C. A magna cum laude graduate of Yale, Ms. Rudavsky received her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall).  Ms. Rudavsky concentrates her practice on the representation of individual employees and unions, with an emphasis on discrimination cases.  She was the 1990 recipient of the Georgina Smith Award of the American Association of University Professors for "outstanding advocacy on behalf of academic women" and continues to represent large numbers of university faculty in tenure, promotion, equal pay and other discrimination cases.  In 1999, she won a federal court appeal in a major equal pay suit against a Massachusetts charity, and persuaded the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals to rule that the state law cap on damage awards against charities in tort cases does not apply to damages awarded for discrimination.  Ms. Rudavsky was named one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's "Lawyers of the Year" for 1999, in 2002 was recognized by Boston Magazine in its "Best of Boston" list of attorneys concentrating in employment law, and was selected for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers from 2004 through 2011 and in the Top 50 Female Massachusetts Super Lawyers in 2005 and 2010.  She is the past chair of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association's MCAD/EEOC Committee, and is a former member of the steering committee of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.  She had served as member, co‑chair and vice chair of the MBA’s Labor & Employment Section Council.  Ms. Rudavsky was recognized as among the best attorneys in The Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers 2003-2004 Guide, selected for her skill in plaintiffs' employment and labor law.  According to the Guide, Ms. Rudavsky "won praise from defendant attorneys as a lawyer who 'really knows what she's doing.'"  Ms. Rudavsky has served as Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, where she taught Labor Law during academic years 2006-2007 and 2007-2008.

Office Location for Dahlia C. Rudavsky

300 Washington St
Suite 308
Newton, MA 02458

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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