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CLM Massachusetts Chapter Hosts Networking Event at Alba in Quincy

June 18, 2018

FWY is pleased to announce that, on July 11, 2018 from 5:30pm – 8pm, the Massachusetts Chapter Board is holding a networking event at Alba in Quincy. Mingle with friends and colleagues over cocktails and appetizers in historic downtown Quincy. For more information or to register please check 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.

 

 

FWY Wraps for Santa Foundation

December 14, 2017

FWY lent their wrapping talents to The Santa Foundation for the 4th year in a row. Each year we  register to be matched with families in need to provide presents and wrapping for this great cause.  The Santa Foundation was originally established 30 years ago and has a reputation of never turning away a legitimate request for help.

FWY A Sponsor at Franklin Downtown Partnership’s Holiday Stroll

December 8, 2017

FWY again participated and helped sponsor the Franklin Downtown Partnership’s 9th Annual Holiday Stroll in front of our newest office location at 32 Main Street.  Visitors were treated to live music as they shopped at downtown stores and visited vendor tables along Main Street and the surrounding area.  FWY held raffles, served hot chocolate, and provided other giveaways during the event. Lori Wirkus and Lisa Harvey of the Franklin office, along with Richard Ash from our Quincy office thoroughly enjoyed speaking with visitors to our booth!

Richard C. Ash Passes Bar

November 20, 2017

The Flynn|Wirkus|Young Law Firm team is proud to announce that Richard C. Ash, Associate Attorney at Law, has officially passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam and was recently admitted to the Bar in November 2017.  The swearing in ceremony  took place in the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall in Boston.  The Master of Ceremonies was Suffolk County SJC Clerk Maura S. Doyle and the speaker was Associate Justice Kimberly S. Budd. 

Ash studied at the studied at the Suffolk University Law School and has been with FWY since September 2015.

 

Lori Wirkus Joins Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) Leadership Council

November 3, 2017

Partner Lori A. Wirkus was invited to join the newly formed BCNC Leadership Council. Having worked on several business projects with them in the past she is excited about the opportunity.  BCNC is creating the Quincy Leadership Council (QLC) to provide guidance, support and partnership to BCNC as it expands its services to serve the rapidly growing Asian community in Quincy and the South Shore.  Lori is excited to bring her unique talents and insights, connection and passion for the community to serve on the QLC.

About BCNC Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) responds to community needs by delivering holistic, family-centered, and culturally competent programs. Founded in 1969, BCNC is the largest nonprofit social service provider for Asian American and Asian immigrant families in the Greater Boston Area, supporting over 2,000 children, youth, and adults each year at three locations in Boston and Quincy.