Nora primarily practices in the areas of construction, product liability, premises liability and employment liability. She defends contractors, tradesmen, manufacturers and distributors in actions alleging injuries or property damage from fires, floods, defective products or chemical exposure. Nora has also defended municipalities and other public entities in cases ranging from wrongful discharge to defamation.
With a background in insurance coverage and subrogation, Nora has a particular interest in cases involving overlapping issues of first-party coverage, property damage and consumer law. She has also had experience in land use, administrative law and appeals. While attending Northeastern University School of Law, Nora served as a legal intern for Greater Boston Legal Services’ Elder Law Unit and the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board.
- Obtained defense verdict in an employment case involving allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation; after a six-day trial, a unanimous jury found that the plaintiff’s “hostile work environment” claims were untimely, and that the plaintiff failed to prove that our client engaged in gender discrimination or retaliation.
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a rideshare driver in a single-vehicle negligence case; the Court held that without expert testimony, the plaintiff could not establish the incident was the cause of her injuries.
- Obtained dismissal with prejudice on petition to compel arbitration arising from a dispute among the owners and trustees of a property concerning the right to initiate a claim with the master insurance policy, and use of common funds to pay a deductible.