People In Business: Attorney Jay M. Presser of Skoler, Abbott and Presser

jay-m-presserSkoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. announced that after 40 years of practicing law, Attorney Jay M. Presser has retired.

“It has truly been an honor for me to be a part of the firm,” said Attorney Presser. “My career at Skoler Abbott has afforded me the distinct opportunity of working alongside some of the best lawyers in our region and I know the firm’s legal reputation will continue on for many years.”

Attorney Presser, who started with the firm in 1977, has more than 40 years of experience litigating employment cases in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies including the National Labor Relations Board, The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the State Labor Relations Commission. He has successfully defended employers in civil actions and jury trials and has handled cases in all areas of employment law. Attorney Presser has won appeals before the Supreme Judicial Court and the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals, and has represented employers in hundreds of arbitration cases arising under collective bargaining agreements. In addition to his consistent track record in the courtroom he has received numerous honors, along with more than 20 consecutive years on The Best Lawyers in America© list.

“As we reflect on Jay’s retirement, we look forward to the future of the firm,” said Attorney Timothy F. Murphy. “With his help we have assembled an excellent team of legal professionals – a legacy that Jay will leave behind for years to come.”

“Jay has spent more than 40 years serving his clients, he has set the standard for successful advocacy in employment law and has been a tireless mentor to so many here,” said Attorney Marylou V. Fabbo. “He has spent his entire legal career helping to establish the firm as the leading labor and employment law firm in the greater Springfield area, I am proud to call him both a mentor and a friend.”