Michael D. Brier

Partner

Michael Brier specializes in representing growing businesses and their owners in complex commercial, employment, and partnership disputes. He sees himself primarily as a problem-solver, dedicated to securing the best results for clients in what are almost always difficult situations.

Michael Brier specializes in representing growing businesses and their owners in complex commercial, employment, and partnership disputes. He sees himself primarily as a problem-solver, dedicated to securing the best results for clients in what are almost always difficult situations.

Background & Experience

Experience

Sometimes, that means going to court. Michael has successfully represented clients in numerous matters in both state and federal courts. For example, he:

  • Won summary judgment in favor of two clients in a breach of fiduciary duty action brought by an alleged partner;
  • Successfully defended a client accused of breaching its incentive bonus plan, winning both a favorable judgment and an award of attorney’s fees;
  • Won a dispositive motion in case involving an employee’s claim for treble damages brought under the Massachusetts Wage Act; and
  • Won the dismissal of a civil rights case brought against a client.

Nevertheless, the most favorable resolution for the client often involves settlement. Michael has helped many clients avoid the distraction and expense of trial by resolving their disputes out of court.

Prior to entering private practice, Michael worked as a prosecutor Commonwealth of Massachusetts, trying approximately forty cases to verdict and winning convictions against defendants for a number of violent crimes. Although his practice is now primarily civil, he continues to use the courtroom experience he gained as a prosecutor to good effect.

In in his spare time, Michael enjoys giving advice to younger lawyers (especially those from Boston College Law School, his law school alma mater) and judges both moot court and mock trial competitions. He also enjoys reading history, jogging, and spending time with his wife and two young sons.

Education/Training

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 2010, cum laude

Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Communications Committee
  • Temple Beth Shalom, Needham

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
Awards & Accolades2020 New England Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers Rising Stars

2019 New England Super Lawyers
Awards & Accolades
2020 New England Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers Rising Stars

2019 New England Super Lawyers