Michelle De Oliveira


Kenney & Sams, P.C.
10 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
United States

Tel: 508-490-8500

Email: mmdeoliveira@KSlegal.com
Web: www.kslegal.com

Michelle De Oliveira represents businesses in all aspects of employment-related matters, including, litigation, risk management and counseling. In the litigation arena, Michelle represents clients in, among other things, wage and hour, restrictive covenants, discrimination and sexual harassment matters. Michelle also advises business professionals on workplace issues, including without limitation, legal developments relating to COVID-19’s impact in the workplace, wage and hour, drug testing, hiring practices, employment policies and handbooks, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, employee discipline, reasonable accommodations, and leaves of absence.

Certified by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) as a Trainer in Workplace Harassment Prevention, Michelle performs internal investigations in response to reports of harassment and discrimination. Michelle also provides trainings on best management practices, along with trainings on discreet topics for clients to meet their workplace needs and reduce the risk for legal exposure.

Additionally, Michelle represents employees in employment-related agreements, including without limitation, employment agreements, severance agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and compensation packages.

Michelle also maintains a general litigation practice, representing clients in general commercial litigation matters.

Business professionals appreciate Michelle’s analytical approach to understanding the facets to their business disputes. Always poised to resolve matters outside of court, Michelle calls upon her experience to accurately assess pre-litigation and litigation strategies for thorough trial preparation. Michelle’s clients rely on her skills and her passion for careful and earnest advocacy to analyze relevant issues and craft legal strategies to ensure the best possible solutions..

Michelle regularly speaks and presents at webinars on employment-related matters.

Michelle was selected for inclusion in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Employment Law – Management. (https://www.bestlawyers.com/Search?query=Michelle%20De%20Oliveira ) and has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2017.  Michelle is the Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section Council.

We serve as employment trial counsel and legal advocates for businesses, including on behalf of Fortune 500 companies. Kenney & Sams attorneys handle allegations against employers involving both employment and labor matters. Our team resolves conflicts related to FMLA, all types of discrimination, contract and non-competition disagreements, as well as claims under the Massachusetts Wage Act, Equal Pay Act and FLSA. To round out our excellent employment work, Kenney & Sams attorneys also provide counsel in connection with labor union matters, unfair labor charges and arbitration.

Our team handles trials, arbitration and appeals throughout the New England Region. Clients trust us to guide them through their employment conflicts, relying upon our proven track record for knowing when to go to trial. If appropriate, we help clients avoid costly litigation, but should a trial be the only resolution, our attorneys have substantial experience bringing cases before state and federal administrative agencies and courts.

Kenney & Sams, P.C. is a boutique litigation law firm representing individuals, businesses, and public authorities in disputes and risk management. Although we are based in Boston, our clients are located throughout New England and across the U.S. The Firm distinguishes itself from other law firms by the experience, accomplishment, and leadership of its attorneys.

We are a team of experienced trial lawyers who approach what we do for our clients as if we’re building and presenting a case for the courtroom. We call that mindset “Trial-think”​ because the experience, preparation and strategy we bring to optimizing leverage and outcome at trial can be equally powerful in preventing disputes from occurring in the first place. We bring trial lawyer effectiveness to drafting or negotiating contract terms, analyzing insurance claims, mediating a dispute for a health care provider or investigating a product manufacturing concern.

Our clients describe us as “well prepared, passionate, dynamic, disciplined, and zealous.”​ We recognize that results-not excuses-are what clients expect from their law firm. We insist upon professionalism, ethics, and civility, all within a context of achieving the best results for our clients.