Robert M. Kaitz

phone: 617-589-3873
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J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2011

B.A. (with distinction), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2008

PRACTICE & FOCUS AREA
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Robert is an employment and trial lawyer who constantly strives to provide clients with excellent value. His litigation practice focuses on employment and business matters, representing clients in employment discrimination, wage and hour claims, and close corporation disputes. He counsels employers in drafting and implementing company handbooks, restrictive covenants and severance agreements and also advises employees on navigating employment contracts.

Prior to joining Davis Malm, Robert 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.

RESULTS
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  • Represented a former sales employee of a Fortune 500 company to recover commissions she was owed, but never paid.
  • 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.
REPORTED CASES
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CREDENTIALS
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Admitted:

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for Massachusetts

Member:

  • Boston Bar Association
MORE THAN A LAWYER
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When Robert isn’t in court or counseling clients, he serves as Co-Chair of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ Boston-Haifa Young Adult Leadership Committee. In his downtime, he enjoys traveling and playing and watching sports.

LANGUAGES
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  • Hebrew (conversational)
  • Spanish (conversational)
News & Insights
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Protecting Your Trade Secrets and Goodwill, authored article in SmallBizDaily

Protecting Your Trade Secrets and Goodwill, authored article in Cannabis Business Executive

Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (0:15:43), speaker at 2018 Employment Law Seminar

Massachusetts Courts Have Spoken: Guidance Regarding No-Tipping Policies, authored article in Modern Restaurant Management

The New I-9 Form (7:29), speaker at 2017 Employment Law Seminar

Marijuana in the Workplace: The Stakes are Getting Higher, authored article in New England In-House

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