Andrew Adams

Andrew Adams
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Andrew first became interested in the law while assisting an employer with their annual policy review.  This interest quickly became a passion and law school followed soon thereafter.  While attending law school Andrew did not know what type of law he wanted to practice, but the more he learned about the field of labor and employment law the more he was drawn to its intricacies and complexities.  This complexity allows for much discussion in Andrew’s personal life; both his partner Meghan and his brother attended law school with him and for better or worse there are now at least six lawyers at all family gatherings.

Andrew took an unconventional route to the practice of law.  After receiving his undergraduate degree in marine biology he enlisted in the United States Navy before eventually returning back home to Hampden County.  For the next six years and throughout law school Andrew worked as a Correctional Officer for the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, until he left to pursue his passion for the law.  In his final year of law school Andrew was a law clerk at a premier tort litigation firm in Connecticut, but has now found his home at Skoler, Abbott & Presser.

  • Admitted

    • Massachusetts
    • United States District Court, Massachusetts
  • Affiliations

    • Hampden County Bar Association, Member
  • Education

    • University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, B.S., 2010
    • Western New England University School of Law, J.D., 2019
  • Noteworthy

    • Member, Executive Board, New Lawyers Section Hampden County Bar Association
    • Publication Editor and staff member, Western New England Law Review
    • 2018-2019 recipient of the Edward B. Cooley Award for Excellence in Labor Law, Western New England University School of Law
    • 2015-2016 recipient of the Legal Research and Writing Ijima Award for Best Oral Argument, Western New England University School of Law
  • Professional Activities/Community Involvement

    • Pro Bono Volunteer, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), 2017
    • Pro Bono Volunteer, Hampden County Bar Association, Consumer Debt Initiative 2019
  • Published Works

    • ELDER LAW—My Life, My Choice, 41 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 287 (2019)
    • Commission-Only Salespeople Entitled to Overtime in Massachusetts, 30 No. 4 Mass. Emp. L. Letter 1
    • Attendance May Not Be an Essential Job Function, 30 No. 3 Mass. Emp. L. Letter 6