Given our expertise and consistent results, our attorneys are often invited by industry associations and our clients to speak on the latest topics of concern at various events. Below is a listing of events and presentations. Please contact us if you would like a PDF of any of the presentations referenced.

FWY Sponsoring the Second Annual Black-Red Westfield High School Alumni Lacrosse Game

Jun 27, 2014

Flynn|Wirkus|Young is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring the Second Annual Black-Red Westfield High School Alumni Lacrosse game which will take place on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Westfield High School.  Pre-game will begin at 5:30 with face-off starting at 6:15pm.  A group of alumni, headed up by FWY partner Mike Flynn (Westfield High School Class of ’83) will be facing off against the current Westfield High School varsity squad to retain their title.  All alumni players will be charged a fee to help defer costs.  Current varsity players will play for free. Donations to the Westfield High School Lacrosse Booster Club are gladly accepted.  Link to the brochure here for full details.

FWY is committed to sponsoring events like this which are important in supporting the communities we serve and which also pay tribute to the institutions and experiences that made us what we are today.

All current high school players, their parents, and adult alumni players will be required to sign a liability waiver.  No one will be allowed to play in the game without first signing a waiver.  PDF versions of both minor and adult waiver forms can be obtained by clicking on the links below. All interested players are encouraged to download and execute the waiver and bring it with them to the game.  In addition, family, friends and fans are encouraged to attend and enjoy the time – no charge.  All players interested in playing on the alumni team are being asked to contact Mike Flynn at no later than Monday, June 23, 2014.

minor waiver

adult waiver

Westfield High School

2013 Rusty Cup Alumni Champions



Lori Wirkus to attend 89th Annual Southeastern Claims Association Conference

Jun 17, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014

Managing Partner Lori Wirkus will be attending the 89th Conference being held at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina.  Association President Rosa Richmond will be serving as host on behalf of AMTRAK and there will be many excellent speakers and presentations, as well as CLE classes.  As in the past, the annual meeting will be both beneficial  and educational to those who wish to stay informed of the latest developments in the self-insured claims business.

FWY Runs for 2014 Lawyers Have Heart

Jun 2, 2014

Several members of  our firm participated for the second year in a row in the the 7th Annual Lawyers Have Heart 5K Road Race and Summer Celebration.  It was held at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Monday, June 2nd followed by a post-race celebration.  In an effort to “accept the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke”,  firm members John Young, Jeremiah Hasson, Melissa Spicuzza, and Gina Marquardo laced up their running shoes and represented FWY in this great cause. Through their team’s efforts they raised almost $2,000 and want to thank all those who donated to the fight against cardiovascular disease.

Jeremiah Hasson, Gina Marquardo, John Young, Melissa Spicuzza


FWY Sponsors Quincy Chamber’s “Meet the CEO’s Breakfst Series”

As part of an ongoing Q-Up Breakfast Series, Thursday March 20th, FWY was happy to sponsor the “Meet the CEO’s” Breakfast and Partner Michael Flynn attended.  Feedback from last year’s breakfast included that, “it was the most informative and entertaining breakfast of the series!”  This year’s Breakfast lived up to the reputation as well.


Contact us for a copy of this presentation.

FWY Hosts Quincy Chamber District Meeting

On Wednesday March 19th from 8am-9am FWY welcomed members of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce as they met for their South/West Quincy District Meeting.  It was an informative networking breakfast run by Chamber President Dean Rizzo and we were pleased to host it at our Crown Colony Office.


Lori Wirkus Attends DRI Annual “Women in the Law” Seminar

Feb 5, 2014 - Feb 7, 2014

Partner Lori Wirkus, a member of the DRI Women in the Law Committee, recently attended their annual meeting at the FireSky Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The purpose of this event is, “to help women reach their full potential inside and outside the courtroom”.  Lori attended many of the educational and informative meetings and networking programs held throughout the seminar and brought some great ideas and updates back to Boston.

FWY Attorneys Act as Judges at Mock Trial

Feb 6, 2014 - Feb 8, 2014

This month Partner John Young and Senior Associate Seth Turner volunteered to be judges in the National Mock Trial Competition New England Regional Championship rounds.  The mock trials were held at Suffolk Superior Courthouse in Pemberton Square, Boston.  Twenty-two teams from eleven law schools in New England vied for the title of best in New England, and the right to represent New England in the National Championship rounds in March.  Sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers, this event is the oldest and largest law student mock trial competition in the nation.  Best of luck to the winning team who makes it to the National Championship.

FWY Sponsoring Quincy Chamber Annual Meeting & Business Showcase

Jan 30, 2014

Flynn|Wirkus|Young will be attending the Quincy Chamber Annual Meeting & Business Showcase this year as a Platinum Sponsor.  Taking place on January 30th from 4pm-7:30pm at the Boston Marriot Quincy, the chamber boasts, “this year, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!”  There will be almost 80 QCC members exhibiting their businesses and offering many opportunities to network.

FWY has been dedicated to the practice of civil litigation for over 15 years with a national presence across the US.  At the same time we continue to focus on Massachusetts and the clients we serve in and around our community.  While we have built a specialty in serving transportation companies, we are also well established at representing insurers, insured businesses, and individuals.

This event is also open to the general public so feel free to stop by and visit our table.  We welcome the opportunity to show you how we can be of service to you or your business.

FWY Gathers for a Holiday Cause

All FWY Elves were on deck recently to volunteer for the Santa Foundation, whose goal is to provide gifts for families in need at Christmas time.  Taking a break from work to come together for a different goal they made like elves on a recent evening and gathered presents about town.  When they returned to the Quincy office there was lots of wrapping, taping, labeling and bow making.  From partners to paralegals (and kids too) a good time for a great cause was had by all!

All FWY Elves on Deck for the Santa Foundation

Mike Flynn and Maddie Wirkus make a great team!

Lori and Maddie Wirkus perfect their bows


FWY Partners Mike Flynn and Lori Wirkus Attending 18th DRI Annual Meeting

Oct 16, 2013 - Oct 20, 2013

With the theme of ,“Energizing Your Career: Making Rain in the Windy City”, Mike Flynn and Lori Wirkus are attending the DRI 2013 Annual Meeting from October 16–20, 2013 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

Over the course of this 5-day event, the DRI provides outstanding speakers and educational programs, as well as a chance to network,  meet up with friends and colleagues, and enjoy great food, music and entertainment.  In addition, the sights and sounds of Chicago are available to all.   Among the offerings, Mike and Lori plan to attend the AIG Panel Meeting.  Additionally, Lori will be attending the Law Practice Management Committee Business Meeting and the Women’s Bar Section Dinner.

FWY Presentation Topics

  • Trial skills and tactics
  • Persuading juries
  • Developments in the law
  • Leveraging technology for firm management and trial litigation
  • FRSA/OHSA Whistleblower law