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.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly — June 6, 2013
Stanford Law & Policy Review, Volume 26, Issue 1: Mental Health and the Law – April 2015
Recent Blog Posts
- Arbitrator Awards KCL Client Full Amount of Real Estate Development Loans Outstanding, Plus Interest
KCL litigation attorney Jeremy Y. Weltman recently represented a real estate investment and development company in a dispute over nearly $2M in loans. After successfully filing a motion to compel arbitration with the court, Attorney Weltman represented the rea …
- Court Awards KCL’s Client Triple Damages and Attorneys’ Fees
A Massachusetts Judge awarded KCL’s client triple damages and attorneys’ fees under c. 93A in a lawsuit brought against a developer/contractor. After a hearing held in late June, the Norfolk County Superior Court Judge ruled that due to the jury finding that t …
- KCL Obtains Six-Figure Jury Verdict in Residential Construction Dispute
KCL Litigation Partner Jeremy Y. Weltman obtained a six-figure jury verdict on behalf of his clients against a developer/contractor for its breach of contract, warranty and deceptive and unfair acts and practices in violation of the Mass. Gen. Laws c. 93A, ste …
- KCL Insights: May 18, 2017
The latest issue of KCL Insights includes recent news and blog posts: Maury Lederman Selected to Best Lawyers List Steven Coren Presenting at MCLE Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop June 5-9, 2017 Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers from Discrimination By: J …
- Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers from Job Discrimination
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago recently ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay workers from job discrimination. This is a landmark ruling because historically the courts have said that LGBTQ people were not pro …
- Innovator’s Counsel – Can Non-Compete Agreements Protect My Start-up?
I am often asked by entrepreneurs and start-up companies if it is worth their time and money to enforce non-compete agreements. As with most business decisions, it is important to understand the pros and cons of non-compete agreements before answering the ques …
- KCL Insights: March 10, 2017
The latest issue of KCL Insights includes recent client wins and blog posts. Andrew Hyams Testifies Against Proposed Board of Medicine Regulations – Andrew Hyams Former Employee Not Entitled to Unemployment Benefits in Massachusetts – Andra Hutchins Have Your …
- Have Your Civil Rights Been Violated Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
I am often contacted by people who believe their civil rights have been violated and want to file a lawsuit. However, many of these instances do not qualify for protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Here are some very general guidelines o …
- Boston Restaurants and Bars Facing Scrutiny Over ADA Accessibility
The Boston hospitality industry is facing scrutiny over alleged Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) violations. In recent weeks, more than 23 lawsuits have been filed in the US Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts against various Boston a …
- KCL Insights: January 27, 2017
The latest issue of KCL Insights includes recent client wins and blog posts. KCL Congratulates Our Client ScrubaDub on Their Expansion and Profile in the Boston Business Journal – Robert Finkel Winter conditions claim frozen in its tracks: equity does not trum …