Jeremy Y. Weltman Shareholder
- State Bar Admissions
- United States District Court
- United States Court of Appeals
- First Circuit
Jeremy Y. Weltman is a shareholder at Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. with a wide-reaching litigation practice focused on finding successful resolution to his clients' legal issues. Jeremy represents both individuals and companies across a range of industries including hospitality, real estate, construction, healthcare, restaurant, and retail. Jeremy's direct civil and commercial litigation experience includes handling complex commercial and business litigation, employment litigation, real estate disputes, construction matters, class-actions, civil rights, ADA accessibility litigation, insurance coverage, municipal disputes, appellate advocacy and other tort based litigation matters.
With a no-nonsense, direct approach, Jeremy is a practical, results-oriented attorney who prides himself on always thinking two-steps ahead of his clients' adversaries. In so doing, 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 and developers, condo associations, contractors, insurers and disenfranchised individuals. He has successfully tried cases in both the Massachusetts and New Hampshire (pro hac vice) state courts, briefed and argued matters in the US District and Appeals Courts, and also represents clients in alternative forms of dispute resolution with favorable results.
Notably, Jeremy has also earned a strong reputation for protecting the civil rights of the disabled and victims of discrimination. He aggressively pursues 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.
Prior to joining the firm, Jeremy was a partner with a suburban, Massachusetts law firm where he advised clients on a range of civil and commercial litigation disputes.
• 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 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.
• 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 physicians, dentists and other medical professionals in licensing and disciplinary matters before their respective regulatory boards.
• 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 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.
• 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.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Massachusetts Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
Cradles to Crayons
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
- AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Massachusetts "Rising Stars", recognized by the publishers of Law & Politics and Boston Magazine, 2013- 2019
- American Society of Legal Advocates, Massachusetts Litigation Top 40 Under 40 Attorney
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Golden Key Honor Society
- Hornbeck Scholar Award, University of Denver