Neal J. McNamara - Nixon Peabody LLP

Neal J. McNamara

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 401-454-1019

Neal McNamara is a member of the Labor and Employment group. He represents companies and organizations of all sizes, counseling them regarding employment issues and defending them when they are sued on employment-related issues.

What do you focus on?

I focus on two main areas—both connected to the workforce.

I counsel clients on issues with their employees and defend them if disputes arise. I advise my clients on the full range of employee issues, from handling the very tricky interplay of FMLA leaves, workers compensation and the ADA, to drafting employment policies, to investigating complaints of discrimination and harassment, and to crafting agreements to protect the client’s trade secrets and confidential information. I do this with an eye to preventing litigation.

When that is not possible, I defend clients in suits alleging discrimination, harassment and breach of employment agreements. I recently obtained a jury verdict for a client in a case alleging discrimination on the basis of race, national origin and religion. I also obtained summary judgment in a case involving similar allegations. In addition, I represent clients in lawsuits where they seek to enforce employment agreements and protect their trade secrets and confidential information.

Columbia UniversityMA University of PennsylvaniaBA New York University School of LawJ.D.

Client Comments

"Neal McNamara is, in my opinion, one of the top ERISA and labor and employment attorneys with whom I have had to pleasure to work. His knowledge of his practice areas is second to none. His communication skills, decision making and responsiveness are an incredible asset for our company. Neal has the highest reputation among his peers. I give Neal my highest recommendation."

-William Gorgone
Cookson America Inc.

"Neal McNamara has been very helpful to us in our efforts to develop and implement effective HR policies and procedures. He also advises us regularly on compliance matters and provides useful and timely input on certain personnel decisions."

-Arthur Fiorenzano
FAF Inc.

"The best part about Neil McNamara is you will never see him coming. Behind his laid-back demeanor, he will defend you with honor and integrity, and will do what he has to do to get the job done. Neil does not make promises he cannot keep. His efficiency is quick and immediate, whether its reviewing and fixing a simple letter protecting your company from employees potential actions, right up to gathering up all the information he will need to shut down a frivolous law suit in its tracks. Nixon-Peabody was lucky to get him as a partner."

-Scott Wasserman
Managing Director
HC of Rhode Island

Office Location

One Citizens Plaza
Providence, RI 02903-1345
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management