Overview

Courtney focuses much of her practice on representing towns, cities, schools, teachers, police departments, police officers, fire fighters and public officials including, but not limited to Town Managers, Town Administrators, as well as members of Select Boards, Zoning Boards and Planning Boards. She is often called upon to defend police departments and officers in in high-profile, complex litigation arising from civil rights, use of force, search and seizure, discrimination and right to arrest matters. She has a thorough understanding of municipal law and the immunities, defenses and caps available to state and federal entities.

Courtney represents employers ranging from international corporations to small business owners in matters arising from wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and Wage Act and Labor Law violations in state and federal courts and before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights (CHRO). She has defended businesses and individuals in libel, slander, Anti-SLAPP and Whistleblower litigation.

With an extensive knowledge of construction, business and hospitality services, Courtney also handles litigation arising from construction losses, liquor liability, product liability, contract disputes and professional liability matters.

Courtney has amassed an extraordinary record of defense verdicts, dismissals, summary judgment and appellate wins in federal and state courts across Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Education
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  • Regis College, B.A.
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Memberships
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Worcester County Bar Association, President-Elect 2021 – 2021
  • Worcester County Bar Association, Executive Committee 2019 – present
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Recognitions
  • Courtney was recognized a “Rising Star” in Massachusetts Super Lawyers in 2007-2010, 2013-2018, and included in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in 2019-2020.
  • Courtney earned the WCBA President’s Award in 2019 and 2021.