Craig Levey focuses his practice on employment and business matters, representing both individuals and companies. Craig litigates claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage & hour disputes, and whistleblower matters, as well as partnership and fiduciary duty issues. Craig drafts, reviews, and negotiates non-competition, non-solicitation, and severance agreements, and routinely counsels companies on all facets of the employer-employee relationship, including the drafting and implementation of company policies, procedures, and employee handbooks.
Craig has extensive experience in Federal, Superior, and District courts, and before administrative bodies, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Department of Unemployment Assistance, Division of Administrative Law Appeals, and Division of Professional Licensure.
Craig received his Juris Doctorate from New England Law | Boston, and his Bachelor of Arts from Hobart College. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, United States Supreme Court, and Province of Ontario.
Craig is a former associate attorney at Looney & Grossman, LLP and Davis, Malm & D’Agostine, P.C. in Boston.
Lead trial counsel in obtaining a verdict on behalf of a commercial property owner against its former tenant for breach of contract and “piercing the corporate veil.” After three days of trial, a Suffolk Superior Court jury awarded the client the full amount of compensatory damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs.
Lead trial counsel in the successful defense of a small business who was sued by a former associate for breach of contract in Federal Court (District of Massachusetts). The jury returned its verdict after less than one hour of deliberations.
Argued and successfully defeated summary judgment on behalf of an employee who filed suit against her employer for race and national origin discrimination. The client received a substantial settlement through mediation after the summary judgment decision.
Obtained a sizable settlement on behalf of a physician who filed claims of gender discrimination and retaliation against a large hospital in Boston.
Successfully obtained a judgment for unpaid wages, triple damages, and attorneys’ fees on behalf of a nurse practitioner against her former employer.
Awarded summary judgment in federal court on behalf of a large restaurant chain franchisee in a breach of contract claim by a former employer.
Briefed and argued the dismissal of a federal case based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction on behalf of a large insurance company.
Successfully defended a motion for injunctive relief on a non-competition and non-solicitation agreement in the Superior Court Business Litigation Session.
Successfully defended a nurse against claims of patient abuse by a state agency during a full evidentiary hearing before the Division of Administrative Law Appeals.
Successfully briefed and argued that an out-of-state mixed martial arts company was subject to personal jurisdiction in Massachusetts.
Litigated and successfully settled a claim for unpaid wages before the American Arbitration Association on behalf of a sales representative working for an out-of-state employer.
Represented countless individuals and entities before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, including matters involving allegations of discrimination based on race, color, sex, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and retaliation.
Successfully represented several individuals appealing decisions before the Division of Unemployment Assistance.
Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement
Craig is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He sits on the MBA’s Labor and Employment Section Council and is a former member of the Civil Litigation Section Council. Craig co-founded and co-moderates the MBA’s “Feed Your Mind: Legal Lunch” series, a monthly brown bag lunch discussion of complex commercial litigation topics.
Craig is also a member of the New England-Canada Business Council, an organization that helps facilitate relationships between businesses in New England and Canada.
Craig sits on the Board of Directors of the Boston Police Foundation.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2017 and 2018 (co-chair)
When is the Duty to Engage in the Interactive Process Triggered? LinkedIn, 2017 (author)
Recognizing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, LinkedIn, 2016 (author)
Litigating Cases in the Business Litigation Session, Massachusetts Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2015 (moderator)
Exploring the Differences Between Non-Competition Agreements in Massachusetts and Canada, LinkedIn, 2015 (author)
Feed Your Mind: Drafting and Enforcing Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements, Massachusetts Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2015 (co-moderator)
Navigating Employment Law Issues Between the United States and Canada, New England-Canada Business Council, 2015 (moderator)
How to be an Advocate Without Being Arrogant, MBA Continuing Legal Education, 2015 (panelist)
U.S. Companies Have Much To Consider When Hiring International Staff, LinkedIn, 2015 (author)
Navigating Employment Law Issues Between the United States and Canada, Canadian Technology Accelerators, 2015 (presenter)
Navigating Employment Law Issues Between the United States and Canada, LinkedIn, 2015 (author)
Abercrombie’s “Look Policy”: Supreme Court Rules on Headscarf Case, LinkedIn, 2015 (author)
Time-Barred: First Circuit Refuses to Apply the “Continuing Violation” Doctrine to Employee’s Retaliation Claims, LinkedIn 2015 (author)
Feed Your Mind: Legal Lunch Series, Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Section, 2012-present (co-moderator)
Employment Law Case Update, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 2011 and 2012 (co-publisher)
First Circuit Rejects Employee’s “Cat’s Paw” Retaliation Argument, LinkedIn 2015 (author)
Use It or Lose It: “Litigation Conduct” Could Result in the Unintended Waiver of a Contractual Right to Compulsory Arbitration, LinkedIn 2015 (author)
A Reminder Of The Importance Of Employment Law Training Seminars: Massachusetts Appeals Court Rules Employer Is Vicariously Liable For Supervisor’s Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment Of Subordinate, LinkedIn 2014 (author)
Federal Court Rules Severance Agreement Includes Release of Wage Act Claims Despite Not Explicitly Citing the Statute, LinkedIn 2014 (author)
Poker Face: Negotiate Legal Matters Like Phil Ivey, LinkedIn, 2014 (author)
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