James A. Kobe, P.C.

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Firm Overview

The office of James A. Kobe, P.C. provides its clients with effective representation and supportive counsel. Our law firm specializes in employment law and civil litigation matters. Through Attorney James A. Kobe's more than 26 years of experience, we can provide you with experienced and comprehensive representation. We handle your case with the sophistication you expect from a large firm, but with the efficiency of a small firm.

In the field of litigation, our office focuses on employment, real estate and business and commercial matters. In the field of employment law, in addition to handling employment litigation, we also provide services to employers and employees in a variety of areas including hiring, termination and severance, non-competition, discrimination, harassment and compensation issues.

James A. Kobe, P.C. can confidently handle your legal matter in:
-Employment law
-Civil litigation

Responsive to our clients' needs:
We do everything to address your concerns and to tailor our approach to your needs. We have extensive experience in all areas of dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, administrative proceedings and traditional lawsuits and trials. Please provide as much information as possible regarding your inquiry. While this contact does not serve to establish an attorney/client relationship, it will allow our office to begin an assessment of your case.
Main Office

Main Office
29 Crafts Street, Suite 360, The Chatham Center
Newton  MA  02458

Phone
  • 781-283-9191
Fax
  • 781-283-9190
Employment
Provides counsel and assistance to both employers and employees on a variety of employment issues including hiring, termination, compensation (including overtime and commission issues), severance, discrimination, harassment and non-competition.
Attorney James A. Kobe has extensive experience resolving employment related disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and in state and federal court.

Advising Employees on their rights, obligations and potential claims:

Our firm represents employees in a range of employment law matters related to hiring, treatment during the employment relationship, compensation, termination and post-employment restrictions. These matter include:
-Discrimination claims associated with national origin, race, religion, sex, age or disability
-Wage and hour disputes
-Harassment in the workplace
-Workplace safety issues
-Commission and Bonus issues
-Severance and Separation agreements
-Unemployment Appeals
-Non-competition and non-disclosure agreements

Advising Employers on compliance and dispute resolution:

We work with employers to assist them in complying with complex Massachusetts and federal regulations. We also advise employers with respect to agreements with employees including, employment, non-competition and separation agreements. In the event a dispute with an employee does arise, we assist employers in resolving those disputes through negotiation, mediation, at administrative proceedings and in court. The matters we handle for employers include:
-Employee relations management
-Separation and severance agreements
-Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) disputes
-Employment Agreements
-Non-competition and non-disclosure agreements
-Wage and commission issues
-Benefits issues

James A. Kobe

Principal

Practice areas:
-Employment law
-Commercial litigation

Admitted:
-Massachusetts, 1986
-U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1987

Education:
-Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1986
-Law Review, Order of the Coif
-Amherst College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1980

Associations and memberships:
-Boston Bar Association
-Massachusetts Bar Association
-American Bar Association

Mr. Kobe concentrates on employment law and civil litigation. He has 26 years of experience in these areas, including 12 years as a partner and associate in a large Boston law firm. Mr. Kobe presently counsels employers and individuals regarding employment issues and represents companies and individuals in a variety of disputes ranging from business, commercial and real estate litigation to the full range of employment matters including compensation, harassment and discrimination claims.
Education
  • Boston College Law School
    Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude , 1986
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