Bret J. Francis

Bret J FrancisBret J. Francis is of Counsel to the firm.  Attorney Francis has a diverse land use practice representing a variety of clients from individual homeowners, corporations and developers in areas including zoning law relief, requests for variances and special permits with local zoning boards as well to petitioners seeking special permits with city councils.   Mr. Francis also handles a variety of commercial litigation matters and divorce practice.

Prior to joining Scafidi Juliano, LLP, Mr. Francis was an Associate with Harnish, Jenney, Mitchell & Resh, LLP in Waltham, Massachusetts.  While there, Mr. Francis developed and expanded his land use and commercial litigation practice.

Mr. Francis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics & Finance from Bentley College.  He received a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School.   Mr. Francis completed his studies at Suffolk University Law School while working full time at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP in Boston.

Mr. Francis is a native of Waltham, Massachusetts where he lives with his fiancé and son.  Mr. Francis is also active in the community currently serving as the Sargent-At-Arms for the Rotary Club of Waltham as well on the board of directors for the LeLand Home a retirement home also located in Waltham.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

  • Insurance – Death benefits – Pre-existing conditions
    Where a defendant insurance company denied a widow’s claim for death benefits under a policy issued to the employer of the plaintiff’s late husband, the insurance company should have been awarded summary judgment on the plaintiff’s ERISA complaint, as the insurer’s determination that the death was caused or contributed to by pre-existing medical conditions was […]
  • Commercial – Lanham Act – Falsity
    Where a plaintiff has moved to dismiss a defendant’s counterclaim for false and misleading statements pursuant to Section 43(a)(1)(B) of the Lanham Act, the dismissal motion should be denied because the defendant has sufficiently alleged that the plaintiff’s statements of Allscripts to the defendant’s customers were false or misleading. “This suit arises out of a […]

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