Six Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., Attorneys Selected to 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., the leading labor and employment law firm serving the greater Springfield, Mass., area today announced six attorneys of the firm have been selected to the 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. No more than 5 percent of lawyers in Massachusetts are selected by Super Lawyers for this honorable designation. All awarded attorneys from the firm were selected to the list in the field of employment and labor law.

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Ralph F. Abbott, Jr., a resident of Wilbraham, has been a partner at the firm since 1975. He is known throughout the legal community for his work representing management in labor relations and employment-related matters, providing employment-related advice to employers, assisting clients in remaining union-free and representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board. Attorney Abbott also has numerous credits as an author, editor, and teacher and a record of civic and community involvement.

Marylou V. Fabbo, a Ludlow resident and partner in the Springfield office, joined Skoler, Abbott and Presser in 1995. As head of the firm’s litigation team, Attorney Fabbo practices in all areas of employment litigation. She provides counsel to management on taking proactive steps to reduce the risk of legal liability that may be imposed as the result of illegal employment practices, and defends employers who are faced with lawsuits and administrative charges filed by current and former employers. She is a frequent speaker on employment-related topics and conducts extensive management training. Additionally, Attorney Fabbo is a published author and an active participant in the community.

A resident of Conway, Attorney Susan G. Fentin has been a partner at the firm since 2004. Her practice concentrates on labor and employment counseling, advising large and small employers on their responsibilities and obligations under state and federal employment laws and representing employers before state and federal agencies and in court. She speaks frequently to employer groups, conducts training on avoiding problems in employment law, and teaches master classes on both the FMLA and ADA. Since 2010, she has been ranked as one of the top labor and employment attorneys in the state of Massachusetts by the prestigious Chambers USA rating firm.

John H. Glenn, a resident of Longmeadow, has been a partner of the firm since 1979 and has spent his career representing management in labor relations and employment-related matters. In addition to providing employment-related advice to employers, he assists clients in remaining union-free and represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). He has extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements, representing employers at arbitration hearings and before state and federal agencies. Prior to joining Skoler, Abbott & Presser, Glenn was employed by the National Labor Relations Board in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has served as an adjunct professor of labor law at Western New England University School of Law and is a member of the American Academy of Hospital Attorneys.

Attorney Kimberly A. Klimczuk, a resident of Springfield, joined Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. in 2004 following graduation from Duke University School of Law, and became a partner in 2011. Her experience includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements and advising on contract interpretation. She also successfully defends clients in state and federal court and before administrative agencies in a variety of areas of employment law, including: wage and hour law; discrimination; harassment; wrongful discharge; and breach of contract claims. Additionally, she also assisted employers in compliance matters involving the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and has drafted numerous affirmative action plans for them.

A resident of Suffield, Conn., Jay M. Presser has over 35 years of experience litigating employment cases and has successfully defended employers in civil actions and jury trials and handled cases in all areas of employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, wage hour, FMLA, ERISA, and defamation. He has won appeals before the Supreme Judicial Court and the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals and represented employers in hundreds of arbitration cases arising under collective bargaining agreements.

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