Part of the Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly “Excellence in the Law” event
Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., the leading labor and employment law firm serving employers in the greater Springfield area, is pleased to announce that Attorney Amelia J. Holstrom will be honored as one of Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly “Up & Coming Lawyers” at its Excellence in the Law event at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston on April 27.
Lawyer’s Weekly describes “Up & Coming Lawyers” as “rising stars of the legal community —Massachusetts attorneys who have been members of the bar for 10 years or less, but who have already distinguished themselves despite their relatively junior status.”
“I am truly humbled to be recognized as one of this year’s Up & Coming Lawyers among so many talented attorneys,” said Attorney Holstrom.
Holstrom joined Skoler, Abbott & Presser in 2012 after serving as a judicial law clerk to the Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court, where she assisted with complex matters at all stages of litigation. Her practice focuses on labor law and employment litigation.
Since joining the firm, Holstrom has assisted clients in remaining union-free; represented clients at arbitrations; and defended employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination claims, as well as actions arising under the Family Medical Leave Act and wage and hour law. Additionally, she frequently provides counsel to management regarding litigation avoidance strategies.
In addition to her legal resume, Holstrom is active in the local community. She is an ad hoc member of the Personnel Committee for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, a member of the Board and Executive Committee for the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a member of the Board for Clinical & Support Options, Inc. Additionally, Holstrom formerly served as clerk on the Board of Friends of the Homeless.
Holstrom is a 2011 graduate of Western New England University School of Law, where she was the managing editor of the Western New England Law Review. In 2015, she was named one of Business West’s “40 Under Forty” honorees, and in 2016, she received the Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award.