James S. Weliky is a partner in the law firm of Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C., which specializes in plaintiff’s employment law. He has represented clients with employment claims in federal and state court and before numerous administrative agencies including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor. He has been with the firm since his admission to practice in 1995.
Mr. Weliky is a current and past member of the Boston Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section Steering Committee (from 2011-present & 2005-2008). He was chair of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association’s Amicus Committee from 2000 to 2006. He has served as the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Employment and Labor Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association (2001-2003); Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Employee Rights and Responsibilities practice group (1999-2000); and Secretary to the Brown Bag Lunch Committee of the MBA (2000-2001). He co-chaired the 2011 National Employment Lawyers Association New England Regional Conference. Mr. Weliky was named one of five “up and coming” attorneys by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2001 and a “Rising Star” in the 2005 edition of Boston magazine and Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition. Mr. Weliky has been named a “Super Lawyer” in Boston magazine and Massachusetts Super Lawyers every year since 2006. He has received Martindale-Hubbell’s “AV” rating. Mr. Weliky was appointed by the Governor to the Boston Finance Commission, a state commission which monitors the City of Boston’s finances and recommends improvements and has served since 2011.
Mr. Weliky received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1995. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Weliky was an executive director of a non-profit tenant organization, a lobbyist for affordable housing programs, and a legislative assistant to a New York City Councilor. Mr. Weliky is a 1984 graduate of Oberlin College.