John F. Dolan, Esq.
Municipal, Labor and
Areas of Practice
Mr. Dolan has decades of experience as a municipal attorney. Further, he has served three communities as a Town Administrator. He knows first hand the challenges management faces.
Work for Clients
Mr. Dolan provides legal advice and representation to employers concerning all labor and employment/human resource issues; conducts labor negotiations with employee unions; represents public and private employers in resolving disputes involving labor matters, employment and discrimination issues; provides training for employers in all aspects of employment law; represents management entities in labor relations/employment proceedings before the courts, the American Arbitration Association, the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations, the Civil Service Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Joint Labor/Management Committee and other forums; and advocates management interests with the Massachusetts legislature.
Mr. Dolan regularly counsels management in all phases of the employer-employee life cycle. He provides guidance on best practices and pitfall avoidance in hiring, drafts personnel policies and employment handbooks, prepares employment and severance agreements, and serves as an integral part of the management team in managing employment-related legal risks. Mr. Dolan also has extensive experience in the area of (00025998 -9999/00} health insurance, particularly in the public sector.
Mr. Dolan is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire (inactive status at present), the Federal District Courts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Personal and Community Activities
In his rare spare time, Mr. Dolan enjoys saltwater flyfishing and performing with the Irish band Rare Ould Times (at least in the pre-COVID days).
Mr. Dolan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor degree from the Boston University School of Law.