SPRINGFIELD, WORCESTER, Mass. – Attorney Amelia J. Holstrom, a partner at Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., a leading labor and employment law firm serving employers in Massachusetts and Connecticut, has joined the board of directors for the East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce (ERC5).
Attorney Holstrom has been with Skoler Abbott since 2012 and was named a partner last year. She focuses her practice on labor law and employment litigation including representing employers before state and federal agencies and in state and federal courts, providing counsel to management regarding litigation avoidance strategies, reviewing and revising personnel policies and practices, wage and hour compliance, and separation and severance agreements.
As resident of Wilbraham and a seasoned employment law attorney, Attorney Holstrom brings a unique perspective to the ERC5’s board. The mission of the ERC5 is to promote an environment that fosters the economic growth of the towns of East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow and Wilbraham through the creation and expansion of businesses and jobs.
Attorney Holstrom’s skills and community involvement have been recognized many times by outside organizations. She was selected to the Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” list in 2018 and 2019, and was a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly “Up & Coming” honoree in 2017. In addition, she received the Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award in 2016, and was selected by BusinessWest as a 40 Under Forty honoree for the Class of 2015.
In addition to the ERC5, Attorney Holstrom is also on the boards of directors for Clinical & Support Options and Girls Scouts of Central and Western MA; and is an ad hoc member of the Personnel Committee for the Food Bank of Western MA. She previously served as clerk of the board of directors for the Friends of the Homeless. She frequently speaks about employment-related legal topics for a wide variety of associations and organizations and is a regular contributor to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter.