Margaret H. Paget

Firm: Kurker Paget LLC
Location: Waltham - MA

  • 465 Waverley Oaks Road Suite 205
    Waltham, MA 02452
  • Tel : 781.652.4900
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Margaret is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell in employment law and litigation, a significant rating accomplishment and a testament to the fact that her legal peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence. She has years of employment and business litigation experience, including matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, employment contracts, non-competes, wage and hour disputes, and employee-shareholder disputes. She has tried cases before both state and federal courts, administrative agencies and in arbitration. Margaret’s clients include private businesses, not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, and health care providers.

Margaret also devotes much of her practice to counseling employers, colleges and universities, and independent schools, so as to prevent litigation when possible. She assists organizations in a range of employment matters including personnel policy development and implementation, disciplinary matters, hiring and firing, the conduct of internal investigations, wage and hour issues, and drafting and negotiating employment contracts.

Margaret also assists educational institutions in responding to and investigating reports of sexual misconduct under Title IX of the Educations Amendments of 1972, the Clery Act and the Campus SaVE Act. She and her partner, Allyson Kurker, have investigated scores of sexual misconduct and discrimination reports for educational institutions and both public and private employers.

Margaret has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer every year since 2008 and is one of the Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts as chosen by Boston Magazine. She has chaired the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section Council and now serves on the MBA’s Budget and Finance Committee. She has lectured and written extensively for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the Massachusetts Law Review, the Boston Bar Journal and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Prior to forming Kurker Paget LLC, Margaret was a partner at a mid-sized Boston law firm, serving as Co-Chair of its Employment Law group. Before entering the legal profession, she served in the United States Peace Corps, living and working on the island of Dominica, West Indies.

Kurker Paget LLC

Kurker Paget is an employment and higher education law firm serving employers and educational institutions throughout Massachusetts.

We are both advisors and trial attorneys, and have represented clients before the United States Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Federal Circuits; the United States District Courts of Massachusetts, Maine, and New York; and, the Superior and Appeals Courts of Massachusetts.

Our clients are diverse and include employers large and small, healthcare organizations, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, not-for-profits, and start-ups. While our clients are varied, our approach to delivering legal services is the same: we work hard to understand our clients’ needs and goals; we counsel clients to prevent disputes before they arise; we seek early resolutions of disputes when possible; and, we litigate tenaciously when necessary.

We have conducted scores of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment investigations for colleges, universities, secondary schools, and public and private employers.

Kurker Paget LLC is owned and operated by women. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts/Supplier Diversity Office has certified Kurker Paget as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (“WBE”). We believe that our training and background, as well as our experiences as professional women, give us a unique perspective as lawyers, especially in the areas of discrimination and harassment, and that this perspective benefits our clients as they strive to cultivate organizations free from unlawful harassment and discrimination.