Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. Partners Recognized as 2012 Super Lawyers

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s partners have been selected as 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Partners Ralph F. Abbott, Jr., Jay M. Presser, Susan G. Fentin and Marylou V. Fabbo have been chosen as Super Lawyers based on their professional achievements in labor and employment law, as well as a high level of peer recognition.  “We are extremely proud to have attorneys from Skoler, Abbott & Presser recognized by their esteemed peers as 2012 Super Lawyers,” said Ralph Abbott.

There are only five labor and employment attorneys in Western Massachusetts who have been named 2012 Super Lawyers, and four of those attorneys are partners at Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. They are:

Super Lawyers:

  • Ralph F. Abbott, Employment & Labor
  • Jay M. Presser, Employment & Labor
  • Susan G. Fentin, Employment & Labor
  • Marylou V. Fabbo, Employment & Labor

The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and sophisticated consumers in the search for legal counsel. In the Massachusetts Super Lawyers selection process, ballots are sent by Law & Politics to over 31,000 Massachusetts attorneys, each of whom must have been in practice for five years or more.  Independent research is then conducted on each of the nominees, followed by a panel review process. Only the top five percent of attorneys in each state are identified as Super Lawyers.

Ralph F. Abbott, a resident of Wilbraham, MA, has been a member of the firm since 1975. In addition to providing employment-related advice to employers, he assists clients in remaining union-free and representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board. He also has extensive experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements and representing employers at arbitration hearings and before other state and federal agencies.

Jay M. Presser, of Suffield, CT, has been a member of the firm for the last 33 years. Attorney Presser has more than thirty years of experience litigating employment cases before administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the State Labor Relations Commission, and in state and federal courts.  He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York.

Marylou V. Fabbo, who resides in Ludlow, MA, joined the firm in 1995 and became a partner in 2001. Her practice is concentrated in employment law with an emphasis on employment litigation. She has successfully defended employers in civil actions involving many areas of employment law, including sexual harassment, discrimination, wage and hour, FMLA, breach of contract, and wrongful discharge. Attorney Fabbo is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Susan G. Fentin, of Conway, MA, has been a labor and employment attorney with the firm for the last 12 years, and a partner in the firm since 2004. Attorney Fentin is Editor of the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, and a regular speaker at the annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium sponsored by BLR® Employment Resources and held in Nashville, TN.  Her practice is concentrated on employment discrimination, including counseling clients to help them avoid employment litigation and representing them before state and federal administrative agencies and in court, if litigation is unavoidable.  Ms. Fentin is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Connecticut.