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 two district attorneys and other have challenged the policy and practice of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of conducting civil immigration arrests inside state courthouses, the plaintiffs should be granted a preliminary injunction to prevent ICE from implementing the Courthouse Civil Arrest Directive and from civilly arresting parties, witnesses, and others attending […]
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    Where a defendant hospital has moved to dismiss a qui tam action brought under the False Claims Act by a former anesthesiologist, the motion should be denied because the relator has pleaded fraud with sufficient particularity. “Between 2010 and 2015, [relator Lisa] Wollman was a treating anesthesiologist at MGH, a teaching hospital that provides medical […]

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