FWY Pleased to Add Local Artist’s Work to Our Quincy Office

February 8, 2019

FWY is pleased to have recently purchased two paintings from Cambridge artist, Tanya Hayes Lee.  The paintings now hang in our Quincy, MA office and are an eye catching addition to our lobby for clients and employees to enjoy as they enter our firm doors. FWY founding partner, Mike Flynn, recently happened upon her work at True Bistro in Somerville, MA and immediately admired them, recognizing they would be a perfect complement to the office.  He purchased one there and commissioned the second, both of which were installed this week.  We are happy to be able to support local artists and feel lucky to have encountered her work.

Ms. Lee will be having a showing of her work at the following locations and dates:

Simon’s Coffee Shop, 1763 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA – Currently through March 10, 2019.
Rockport Art Association & Museum, March 30 – April 11, 2019; opening on March 30, 2019, time TBD
Newton Free Library,  April 1-30, 2019

(l-r) Cambridge artist Tanya Hayes Lee and FWY Partner Mike Flynn in front of her paintings

MA Lawyers Weekly Highlights $325,000 Workers’ Compensation Settlement Achieved by FWY

October 26, 2018

FWY was recently mentioned in Massachusetts’s Lawyers Weekly in regards to a favorable workers’ compensation settlement achieved for our client. The case involved a plaintiff who suffered a work related back injury requiring multiple surgeries.  Read more information about the settlement here.

August 2018 Newsletter

August 21, 2018

Lots happening at FWY. View our August newsletter.

FWY Sponsors 1st BCNC Family Fun Fair

June 26, 2018

FWY is pleased to be one of the local sponsors of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center’s Family Fun Fair on Saturday June 30, 2018, from 1pm to 4pm.  As members of the BCNC Special Advisory Committee, partner Lori Wirkus and associate Richard C. Ash have helped in the planning and value serving the community in which they work. For more information check out the program here.

CLM Massachusetts Chapter Hosts Networking Event at Alba in Quincy

June 18, 2018

FWY was pleased to co-host, on July 11, 2018 from 5:30pm – 8pm, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance’s local Massachusetts Chapter networking event at Alba in Quincy. Guests mingled with friends and colleagues over cocktails and appetizers in historic downtown Quincy.  For more information about this event or our sponsors check here. To see photos from the event check out our Facebook page here.

Mike Flynn to Conduct NARTC Sponsored Webinar on “Diffuse Tensor Imaging and How to Address the Science at Trial”

April 19, 2018

Partner Mike Flynn will be conducting an important and informative webinar sponsored by the NARTC on May 15, 2018 at 1pm EST.  Advanced imaging techniques – for example, FLAIR, functional-MRI and DTI – are becoming more prevalent in both diagnostic and litigation settings. This presentation will introduce you to the science of DTI and discuss how it works, with reference to some of the leading literature on the topic. Different legal challenges will be discussed as will cross-examination techniques. For more information check out the full summary of the webinar here.

April 2018 Newsletter

April 11, 2018

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FWY Celebrates Our Firm’s 20th Anniversary

April 10, 2018

Mike Flynn in the first Flynn & Associates office

FWY is pleased to be celebrating its 20th anniversary!  The firm was born on April 1, 1998 when Mike Flynn left the firm where he was then practicing and set up shop in his living room.  For the first month or so, the firm – then known as Flynn & Associates – consisted of Mike (and his hopes and dreams), a desk, a phone, a computer and a printer.  As the first few clients came aboard, the firm was able to move into a “real” office in downtown Boston, subleasing a small space from an already established firm.  After a pretty decent first year, during which several employees were brought aboard, the firm was able to acquire its own space on State Street in Boston, where it remained until 2004.  The firm then moved its headquarters to Crown Colony in Quincy, MA, where it remains to this day.  The firm has continued to grow ever since.  Lori Wirkus became partner in 2009, and the firm’s name was changed to Flynn & Wirkus.  The firm opened satellite offices in Buffalo and Philadelphia.  John Young became partner in 2012, and the firm took on its current name, FLYNN|WIRKUS|YOUNG.  More recently, additional satellites were opened in Franklin, MA (2016) and New Bedford, MA (2018). 

FWY Secures Defense Verdict for Railroad Client in Alleged Traumatic Brain Injury Case

March 9, 2018

Michael Flynn and Matthew Cianflone secured a defense verdict on behalf of a railroad client in a grade crossing accident case that was tried in Chittenden County, Vermont.

The plaintiff in the case, a Massachusetts resident, allegedly suffered numerous injuries including an alleged traumatic brain injury. Plaintiff’s counsel‘s demands fluctuated but he ended up asking the jury for what essentially amounted to at lease $34 million in compensatory and punitive damages.  After nearly four years of litigation and a three week trial, the jury returned defense verdict in less than four hours.

Lori Wirkus to Present Worksop on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace at Harbor One U

February 26, 2018

Partner Lori Wirkus will be presenting – “A New Era: What You Need to Know About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” – at Harbor One U’s Mansfield Campus on March 15, 2018.

It’s all over the news, but what, exactly, does sexual harassment in the workplace look like? This workshop will address how to identify harassment, and provide legal and human resource advice on how to stop and prevent harassment in the workplace.  This presentation is part of workplace safety compliance. For more information or to register for this important and timely event check here.