Mary Marshall graduated from Bucknell University and received her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University in 1980. While at Boston University, Ms. Marshall was an editor of the Boston University Law Review. Ms. Marshall initially practiced employment law at the former Boston firm of Herrick & Smith. She subsequently joined the employment law firm of Stoneman, Chandler & Miller, LLP, where she was named a partner and headed the litigation group. In 1998, she left Stoneman, Chandler & Miller and founded the law firm that is now Marshall Halem.
Throughout her career, Ms. Marshall has negotiated and drafted employment contracts, non competition agreements, handbooks, employment policies, and severance agreements. She counsels clients on all aspects of employment law on a daily basis.
Ms. Marshall has also successfully defended employers in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. She has litigated complaints filed with a number of different state human rights agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.
Due to her extensive litigation experience, Ms. Marshall is able to advise clients on strategies and responses to employment issues that avoid lawsuits, or, if a suit is inevitable, provide the strongest possible defense to employee claims.
Ms. Marshall speaks widely and often on such topics as sexual harassment, effective employee management, compliance with state and federal laws, and employer-employee relationships. A list of sample training topics is available at Seminars and Training Programs.
Ms. Marshall co-authored The Massachusetts Right to Know Law Handbook and has published a number of articles on discrimination and other employment topics. She has appeared on The Today Show and Headlines on Trial to discuss employment law issues from the employer’s perspective. Ms. Marshall also appeared as a panelist on the PBS television show On the Issues, where she discussed the difficulties employers face in addressing sexual harassment complaints.