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James S. Weliky

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Newton, MA

Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C.
300 Washington St, Suite 308
Newton, MA 02458
Phone: 6177420004
Fax: 617-742-1887
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

James S. Weliky, a partner at Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C., concentrates his practice in plaintiff’s employment law. For over 20 years, Mr. Weliky has represented employees in cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and a variety of other employment claims in federal and state court and before numerous administrative agencies including the MCAD and the EEOC. He also represents federal employees in discrimination claims brought before their agency and the EEOC. 

Mr. Weliky received Martindale-Hubbell’s “AV” rating and has been listed in Chambers USA Guide 2016 as an attorney that “garners tremendous respect”, citing his “very good reputation.” Mr. Weliky has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America© every year since 2012 for his work representing individuals in employment law. Similarly, Super Lawyers has recognized Mr. Weliky every year since 2006.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Weliky was named a 2005 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, and was named one of five “up and coming” attorneys by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2001.

A current and past member of the Boston Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section Steering Committee (September 2016 – Present; 2012-2015 & 2005-2008), Mr. Weliky was also chair of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association’s Amicus Committee from 2000 to 2006. He has served as the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Employment and Labor Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association (2001-2003); Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Employee Rights and Responsibilities practice group (1999-2000); and Secretary to the Brown Bag Lunch Committee of the MBA (2000-2001). He co-chaired the 2011 National Employment Lawyers Association New England Regional Conference.

In 2011, the Governor of Massachusetts appointed Mr. Weliky to the Boston Finance Commission, a state commission which monitors the City of Boston’s finances and recommends improvements. Mr. Weliky was reappointed each year from 2012 through 2016.

Mr. Weliky received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1995 and is a 1984 graduate of Oberlin College.

About James S. Weliky

First Admitted: 1995, Massachusetts

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Office Location for James S. Weliky

300 Washington St
Suite 308
Newton, MA 02458

Last Updated: 7/28/2022

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