Jeremy Y. Weltman, Partner

Biography:

Jeremy Y. Weltman is a partner in the Kerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein litigation practice group where he brings an assertive and practical, results-oriented approach to help resolve clients’ personal and professional legal issues. Jeremy’s concentration is civil and commercial litigation, encompassing KCL’s varied general litigation practice with substantive experience handling complex commercial and business litigation, employment litigation, real estate disputes, construction, class-action, civil rights, ADA accessibility litigation, multi-party product liability, consumer protection, insurance coverage, municipal disputes, appellate advocacy and other tort based litigation matters.

Jeremy has adeptly litigated and negotiated disputes for a wide range of clients including Fortune 500 corporations, mid-sized and small businesses, dental offices, property owners, condo associations, contractors, insurers and disenfranchised individuals. He has successfully tried cases in Massachusetts and New Hampshire (pro hac vice) state courts, briefed and argued matters in the US District and Appeals Courts, and has represented clients in alternative forms of dispute resolution with favorable results.

Jeremy graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver in 2001 with a B.S. degree in Psychology and minors in Biology, Business and Philosophy. During his time at DU, he earned the distinguished Hornbeck Scholar award for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average for over 85% of his collegiate curriculum and was invited to join several esteemed honor societies including Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key. Jeremy earned his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2004.

Jeremy has earned an AV rating (the highest rating available in consideration of both legal ability and ethical standards) from Martindale-Hubbell, the country’s leading peer review rating system for attorneys. He has been selected to the Super Lawyers®  Massachusetts Rising Stars list every year since 2013. Jeremy has also been named a Massachusetts Litigation Top 40 Under 40 Attorney by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

Civil and Commercial Litigation

From state and federal courts to a variety of alternative dispute resolution forums, Jeremy’s result-orientated approach to resolving legal conflicts is focused on obtaining the best possible result for his clients while always keeping efficiency and efficacy in mind. His current portfolio of experience includes:

  • Managing and undertaking state-wide civil litigation responsibilities for a national hospitality chain with nine (9) locations in Massachusetts;
  • Representing dental (and other professional business) offices in forming and dissolving practices, minimizing exposure of assets in varied stages of the business lifecycle, reviewing and resolving various contract disputes, employment litigation (including wage and hour issues), and real estate matters.
  • Representing physicians, dentists and other medical professionals in licensing and disciplinary matters before their respective regulatory boards.
  • Representing property owners, managers, developers, builders and associations in connection with various condominium and real estate related disputes and litigation.
  • Representing employees and business owners in both contract and employment disputes, including wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, and non-compete litigation.

Civil & Disability Rights

Jeremy has earned a strong reputation for protecting the civil rights of the disabled and victims of discrimination, in its many forms. He has aggressively pursued the rights of the disenfranchised, both on an individual and class-wide basis, in civil rights infringement cases brought against government institutions and the private sector in federal and state courts. His direct experience includes:

  • Representing a State affiliate of the largest nationwide organization of blind people in America in a number of separate public accommodation actions filed in the MCAD, state and federal courts against large corporations for ignoring the equal rights of the blind to access the same services offered to the sighted public in the technology and transportation sectors.
  • Representing the largest nationwide organization of blind people in America in a class action filed against a major retailer that refused to provide basic equal access to point of sale devices for the blind, thereby forcing its blind customers to compromise their personal and financial security to complete the transaction by directing the cashier to input sensitive information on their behalf.
  • Co-counsel in the prosecution of a major civil rights class action filed on behalf of civilly committed patients at a state operated mental health/correctional facility. After aggressive litigation and initial discovery, the Commonwealth Defendants and a private vendor of mental health care treatment providers agreed to settle injunctive claims and enter into formal agreements outlining far-reaching injunctive relief for the class.
  • Representing a number of individual claimants in vindicating the abrogation of their civil rights in employment discrimination matters pending in various legal forums, including the MCAD.

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