April 19, 2019
Standing up for our clients’ rights. That’s what we do here at FWY. Often times our clients are injured due to the carelessness of their employers or other unsafe workplace activities. Our clients are also frequently subject to workplace discrimination and retaliation simply because they were injured through no fault of their own. Bringing these wrongdoers to justice is central to our mission. Sometimes, to make matters even worse, the attorneys hired by the defendants in our cases employ unscrupulous litigation tactics to try to make the situation even more unfair. It is paramount to what we do to step in and prevent this from happening by leveraging all of the protections that the law provides.
Recently our firm prevailed in a motion for sanctions we were forced to pursue against these types of unscrupulous defense tactics. The situation involved a vessel owner who withheld crucial documentation in violation of procedural rules and then tried to sandbag our client at his deposition by springing the documents on him without his prior knowledge. Our attorneys immediately shut down the deposition and sought the intervention of the court who agreed with us that this type of conduct was sanctionable and issued an order awarding equitable relief as well as a monetary penalty.
Please contact us to learn more.
April 16, 2019
FWY is proud to announce that Founding Partner Michael Flynn has been recognized with a 2019 AV Preeminent® Judicial Rating. This rating is earned by attorneys with the highest possible ranking in both legal ability and ethical standards, reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. It is a testament to the fact that judges rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. Congratulations Mike!
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
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.
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.
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 10, 2018
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).