Robert M. Kaitz

 
 

PRACTICE FOCUS AND EXPERIENCE


Robert Kaitz practices in the Employment and Litigation areas. Robert is a trial lawyer focusing primarily on employment, professional liability, and business litigation matters, as well as employment counseling. Robert represents clients in employment discrimination, wage and hour, and close corporation litigation. He assists employers in drafting and implementing company handbooks, restrictive covenants, and severance agreements and advises employees with regard to navigating employment contracts. Prior to joining Davis Malm, Robert was an associate at Boyle, Shaughnessy & Campo, P.C. He also served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Judith Fabricant and the Honorable Peter Lauriat, both in the Suffolk County Superior Court’s Business Litigation Session.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS


  • Obtained Land Court dismissal in a suit alleging client breached an offer to purchase agreement, demonstrating that plaintiff attempted to change material terms of the deal.
  • Successfully defended state agency sued for gender discrimination and retaliation in eight-day federal jury trial, resulting in verdict for the client on all counts.
  • Obtained defense verdict for attorney sued for legal malpractice after three-week jury trial.
  • Assisted in obtaining new trial following $4 million verdict in premises liability case due to opposing counsel’s misconduct during trial, including preparing post-trial motions and arguing motion for remittitur.
  • Obtained summary judgment in premises liability matter with $1.3 million demand.
  • Obtained dismissal of Charge of Discrimination at Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination after an initial finding of probable cause.

Representative Reported Cases



PROFESSIONAL


  • Admitted: Massachusetts, United States District Court for Massachusetts
  • Member: Boston Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Boston-Haifa Young Adult Leadership Committee: Co-Chair and Member (2014 – present).
  • Pan-Massachusetts Challenge: Volunteer (2008-present); Rider (2013).
  • Anti-Defamation League, Glass Leadership Institute: Participant (2015 – 2016).

Languages


  • Conversational in Spanish and Hebrew

Publications and Speaking Engagements


Videos


2018 Employment Law Seminar (1:36:35)
Presented By Lawrence J. Casey, Gary M. Feldman, Robert M. Kaitz, Tamsin R. Kaplan and David M. Rogers
Larry Casey, Gary Feldman, Robert Kaitz, Tamsin Kaplan, and Dave Rogers discuss some of the hot topics surrounding employment laws, including pay equality, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, sexual harassment in the workplace, employment law issues in the Trump era, the legalization of marijuana, and insights from the Massachusetts State House.

Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (0:15:43)
Presented By Robert M. Kaitz
Robert Kaitz provides an overview of the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which took effect on April 1, 2018. Robert explains the new obligations for employers and suggests measures employers can take to ensure compliance.

News


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