Sally L. Adams, Esq.

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Sally Adams has extensive experience representing and counseling employers, executives and managers on a comprehensive range of employment and labor law issues. She prides herself on her prompt responsiveness and in bringing excellence to the practice of law.

Ms. Adams is an experienced litigator, representing clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and before a range of federal, state and local administrative agencies. She is a presenter and trainer on a variety of employment-related topics, including effective human resources management, preventing discrimination, fostering diversity, and accommodating disabilities.

Ms. Adams is a graduate of Wellesley College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Northeastern University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Prior to founding her own law firm in 2007, Ms. Adams worked in the labor and employment practice groups in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP (2002 – 2006) and at Palmer & Dodge LLP (1996 – 2002). She also was as a Law Clerk to the Associate Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court (1995 – 1996).

Areas of Emphasis

Employment Law
Employment Litigation
Labor Law


U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts


Northeastern University School of Law (Juris Doctor)
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Master’s in Public Administration)
Wellesley College (Bachelor of Arts)


  • Chapter Co-Author, “Massachusetts Employment Law – Interrelationships Between the ADA, the FMLA, G.L. c. 151B and G.L. c. 149 Section 52D, and the MPLA” in Massachusetts Employment Law, MCLE (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2023)
  • Chapter Co-Author, “Modifying Methods of Supervision or Evaluation” on Employee Leave And Accommodations Law In Massachusetts, MCLE (2016, 2022)
  • Chapter Co-Author, “ADA, G.L. c. 151B, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation in Massachusetts,” MCLE (2004, 2011)
  • Co-Author, “Electronic Monitoring and Privacy Inside and Outside the Workplace,” MCLE (2009)
  • Author, “Privacy for the Business Lawyer: Privacy in the Workplace,” MCLE (2008)
  • Author, “Blogging and the Workplace: Some Cautions and Precautions for Employers,” MCLE (2006)
  • Author, “A Practical Guide to Organizing a New Business: Initial Employment Issues,” MCLE (2003, 2004)
  • Co-Author, “‘Stonehill College’: Proof Of Emotional Distress Did Not Stay The Same,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (October 11, 2004)
  • Co-Author, “Will The SJC Hold Chapter 151B Unconstitutional?,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (January 26, 2004)
  • Contributing Editor, “Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration,” Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (October 1998)
  • Co-Author, “Arbitration of Teacher Dismissals and Other Discipline Under the Education Reform Act,” Boston Bar Journal (June 1998)