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

  • Civil practice – Personal representative – Standing to sue
    Where (1) the attorney for a plaintiff filed a suggestion of death and moved to “dismiss this action as the plaintiff is deceased” and (2) after an order of dismissal was entered, the late plaintiff’s brother, through newly attained counsel, moved to vacate dismissal and substitute himself as plaintiff in his capacity as personal representative, […]
  • Civil service – Line-of-duty injury
    Where the Department of State Police’s denial of a trooper’s application for line-of-duty injury benefits (ILD) appears to be the result of ad hoc reasoning, its action was arbitrary and capricious and therefore the judge did not err in allowing the Trooper’s motion for judgment on the pleadings. “[Trooper Lawrence] Sullivan obtained judicial review of […]

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