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Jessica M. Farrelly


Jessica M. Farrelly is an associate at Schwartz Hannum PC.  Prior to joining the Firm, Jessica worked with the Boston Firm of Melick, Porter & Shea, LLP where she focused on litigation, including employment litigation.  Jessica has counseled employers on developing preventative measures to minimize such claims and conducted training on various employment law issues.  She has represented national and local businesses in employment discrimination claims at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels in both Massachusetts and Florida.  Jessica has experience litigating claims related to hiring and termination issues, pregnancy, race and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, disability discrimination under the ADA, age discrimination under the ADEA and constructive discharge and retaliation.

Jessica has tremendous litigation experience across a broad spectrum of issues.  She has handled complex general liability matters including negligence, premises liability, wrongful death, professional liability, and insurance agent errors and omissions.  Jessica also has experience with products liability and insurance coverage issues.

Jessica has extensive experience in conducting depositions, mediations, arbitrations and trials.  She has also prepared many briefs and participated in oral arguments before several appellate courts.  And she has advised and represented cities, counties, local school boards, and other federal and state government bodies in discrimination litigation.


Supreme Court Invalidates Hundreds Of NLRB Rulings

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Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Wage Age Protection Extends to Salesperson Living and Operating Outside Massachusetts

Jessica M. Farrelly (2013)



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  • Suffolk University Law School, cum laude (1996)
  • University of Dayton, cum laude (1993)

Awards & Accolades

  • Justice Tom C. Clark Appellate Advocacy Competition, Director (1996)
  • McLaughlin Appellate Advocacy Competition, Semi-finalist (1996)
  • McLaughlin Appellate Advocacy Competition, Quarter-finalist (1995)

Bar Admission


U.S. Courts of Appeals

  • Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Courts

  • Massachusetts
  • Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association

Related Practices

  • Compliance
  • Counseling
  • Litigation
  • Training