Meet Our Legal Team
Our attorneys have a wide variety of experiences, including large law firm and public service experience, and experience working with small businesses. We have helped hundreds of people and small businesses navigate employment law problems, resolve employment and business disputes, and make sure their families are protected with wills, trusts, and other important estate planning documents.
Our work is guided every by our experience and also our core values: generosity, optimism, persistence and curiosity.
We make time every day to meet briefly and discuss our open matters, to ensure that all of our collective experience and knowledge can be called upon to help get our clients the best results possible. So while your matter may be assigned to any one of our lawyers, you can rest assured that you will benefit from the wisdom and input of all of our team.
Emily is the founder of slnlaw LLC, and has been practicing law for 26 years. Prior to going out on her own in 2009, she was a partner at the international law firm McDermott, Will & Emery. Emily focuses her practice on business and employment law, helping small businesses and individual employees resolve disputes, enforce their legal rights, and manage risk proactively. Emily has been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list for each of the last five years, and wrote the book "Rules of the Road-What You Need to Know About Employment Laws in Massachusetts." She was also honored as one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's 2018 Lawyers of the Year.
Rebecca is a 2007 graduate of Boston College Law School. She joined us in 2012, after working as an intellectual property litigation attorney for Fish & Richardson in Boston, Massachusetts, and clerking for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Rebecca concentrates in business and employment law. At slnlaw, Rebecca has handled business and employment litigation, drafted and argued successful appeals in the Massachusetts courts, and represented both individuals and business owners in claims involving employment discrimination, overtime compensation and other wage and hour issues, and business disputes.
Jenna is a 2013 graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law, and earned her LLM in 2015 from Boston University. She has been affiliated with the slnlaw team since 2011, first as a law clerk and then as an attorney. In her current role, she focuses on estate planning and corporate formation and other business law issues.
Jenna published a book in 2017 to help people better understand their estate planning needs. The book is The Road to Peace of Mind- What You Need to Know About Estate Planning. In 2018, Jenna was named one of the Top Ten Estate Planning Attorneys in client satisfaction by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. Jenna has also been recognized since 2019 as a Rising Star on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers list.
Sharleen is a 2010 graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law, and earned her LLM in estate planning from the Western New England School of Law in 2016. Prior to that, she received her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University. Sharleen has 13 years experience in civil litigation in Massachusetts and federal courts, and joined slnlaw in January, 2023.
Since joining slnlaw in the beginning of 2023, Sharleen has handled numerous employment law matters and has helped individuals and families achieve peace of mind by creating estate plans that meet their needs and goals.
Elijah ("Eli") Bresley
Eli is a 2014 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law. He joined us in 2021, after working for a boutique employment law firm and then the Labor and Employment department of a large Boston firm.
At slnlaw, Elijah handles employment law and business matters for individuals and small businesses, including matters involving employment discrimination, non compete agreements, wage and hour disputes and disputes over employee classification as independent contractors.
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Our Support Team
Our support team includes the people you will first speak with when you call the firm, the consultants who meet with prospective clients to review your options and help you decide if we are a good fit to help you with your matter, and ourparalegals who support the attorneys in their work on your behalf. Each is a critical part of slnlaw's success, your client experience, and the results we can obtain for you.
Intake and Initial Consultation
Our intake and consultation team is responsible for meeting with prospective clients at the initial consultation to help determine their options and how we can help them, and facilitating communication between new clients and the attorney assigned to their case, and ensuring that there is a smooth transition of information, and the attorneys have everything they need to best serve you. They are a critical part of our team, and their work helps ensure that our attorneys can focus on what our clients most need them to do- manage their legal matters.
Nicole Burch: Nicole is our intake specialist and receptionist. She may be the first person you speak with when you call our firm, and she will be the one to set up your initial consultation, greet you when you arrive, and help make sure the consultation process goes smoothly.
Dorothy Amendola: Dorothy joined us as a consultant in 2021. She previously had ten years experience as a court reporter, and more than fifteen years experience in health care, including over a decade of experience as a Surgical First Assist in two major hospitals. Her volunteer experience includes work for the Alzheimers Association, the Northeast Youth Rodeo Association, and the Westfield Homeless Cat Project.
Michelle Cabral: Michelle is our senior paralegal, and has over twenty years experience at law firms large and small. Michelle supports our attorneys with critical aspects of case management like discovery, document management, and case tracking.
Myriam Lebrun: Myriam is our estate and probate paralegal, and also helps with other legal matters as well. Myriam has her paralegal certificate from Boston University, and has six years experience supporting attorneys in law firms like ours.
Aletheia Ordway: Aletheia plays a key administrative role and also supports our client work as a paralegal, staying in touch with clients throughout their matter, and providing administrative support to the attorneys so they can focus on the key legal problems they need to solve for you.