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

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    Where an insurer was ordered to pay §34A permanent total incapacity benefits, that order should be upheld despite the insurer’s argument that the judge erred by finding the impartial report inadequate and allowing additional medical evidence. “At the conclusion of the November 7, 2018, hearing addressing the employee’s §34A claim, employee’s counsel presented an oral […]
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    Where a union charged with a prohibited practice has moved to submit affidavits, the affidavits are relevant and thus should be admitted. “On June 18, 2018, David C. Turley (Turley or Charging Party) filed a Charge of Prohibited Practice (Charge) and, on June 26, 2018, filed an Amended Charge with the Department of Labor Relations […]

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