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

  • Securities – Class certification – Out-of-state parties
    Where a plaintiff alleging securities fraud has moved for class certification, the motion should be denied because certifying a nationwide class and exercising personal jurisdiction over out-of-state plaintiffs would violate due process in light of the fact that Massachusetts Rule 23 does not contain a provision allowing those absent class members to opt out. “This […]
  • Employment – Noncompete agreement
    Where a plaintiff corporation has requested enforcement of a non-competition agreement against a defendant former employee, that request should be denied because the plaintiff has not met its burden of demonstrating a likelihood of showing that enforcement of the agreement is necessary to protect any legitimate business interest of the plaintiff. “This is an action […]

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