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

  • Criminal – Competence – DNA
    Where a defendant was convicted of 11 offenses arising from a three-day carjacking spree, the convictions should be upheld despite the defendant’s arguments that (1) he was deprived of a fair trial because the trial court failed to sua sponte question the effects of psychiatric medications on his competence, and (2) the admission of certain […]
  • Jurisdiction – Opioids – Corporate executives
    Where (1) the commonwealth has brought suit against a pharmaceutical company seeking redress for harms that it claims were caused by the company’s deceptive marketing and sale of its opioid products in Massachusetts, and (2) 16 individual defendants who worked at the company in high-level positions or who were on its board of directors have […]

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