Chambers USA 2021 Ranks Hartley Michon Robb as Top-Tier Employment Law Firm for Individuals

Hartley Michon Robb has, once again, been recognized as a ”Band 1” top-tier law firm by Chambers USA for our leading work in executive advocacy, employment law and litigation. Also recognized was the leading work of “Band 1” Partners H. James Hartley, Katherine J. Michon and Barbara A. Robb.  Chambers described Hartley Michon Robb as a “[d]istinguished group of leading plaintiff attorneys offering expert advice to executives and professionals in many areas of labor and employment litigation. Demonstrable strength in a diverse range of issues including severance, compensation and restrictive covenants. Offers additional expertise in arbitrations and issues pertaining to whistleblowing claims.  The firm is praised for providing strong representation in discrimination claims.”  One client said: “one of the best plaintiff-side employment firms in Boston.”

In 2021 Kathy was recognized as a “Go To Employment Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  This award recognizes the top employment lawyers across the Commonwealth.

Barbara represented our client, Eliza Dushku, Actor/Producer, before the House Judiciary Committee on November 16, 2021, regarding a bill that would prohibit pre-dispute, forced arbitration in sexual harassment and sexual assault cases.


Congratulations to Jim and Kathy for being named Top Lawyers by Boston Magazine in 2021.

In 2017, Jim and Patrick represented the senior management team of an international technology company in connection with a $1 billion private equity transaction. In addition to negotiating favorable compensation and equity agreements, Jim and Patrick also provided strategic advice regarding corporate structure issues impacting senior management’s control and influence post-closing.

Jim, Katherine and Barbara were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

In May 2015, Patrick was named among the Excellence in the Law Honorees by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

For over ten years in a row, Jim, Katherine and Barbara were named to the Thomson Reuters/Boston Magazine’s New England Super Lawyers list. For the sixth time, Katherine was also listed among the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Massachusetts.

In 2015, Barbara was selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a highly selective honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers who are selected based upon their superior litigation and ethical reputations.