SPRINGFIELD, WORCESTER, Mass. – Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., a leading labor and employment law firm serving employers in the greater Springfield area, has announced that Attorney Amelia J. Holstrom was named a partner in the firm on January 1. Attorney Holstrom, who has been with the firm since 2012, focuses her practice on labor law and employment litigation including personnel policies and practices review, wage and hour compliance, and separation and severance agreements.
Attorney Timothy Murphy, a partner at Skoler Abbott, said, “Amelia is renowned state-wide for her legal and professional skills. She was a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly ‘Up & Coming’ honoree in 2017, selected to the Super Lawyers® ‘Rising Stars’ in 2018, and is a regular contributor to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter. She helps her clients make difficult employment decisions within their legal obligations. She provides counsel to management regarding strategies to avoid litigation, but is an experienced litigator prepared to vigorously defend her clients in court when necessary. We are thrilled Amelia has accepted partnership in the firm.”
“I’m proud to be able to take on more of a leadership role for one of the region’s most vibrant, well-respected firms,” said Attorney Holstrom. “Growing up, I watched my parents, who worked in management at different companies, make challenging decisions about employees. When I took a labor law class in school, I was reminded of the myriad of difficulties employers face and the laws that impact those decisions. That served as the basis for my legal career, while my work at Skoler Abbott has helped me finely hone my skills. I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue to grow with the firm.”
A resident of Wilbraham, Attorney Holstrom frequently speaks about employment-related legal topics for a wide variety of associations and organizations. She was selected by BusinessWest as a 40 Under Forty honoree for the Class of 2015 and received the Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award in 2016. She is a member of the Massachusetts, Hampden County and Connecticut bar associations, and also sits on the board of directors for Clinical & Support Options in Northampton, which provides support to individuals and families striving for self-sufficiency; Girls Scouts of Central and Western MA; and is an ad hoc member of the Personnel Committee for the Food Bank of Western MA.