James S. WelikyJames S. Weliky is a partner in the law firm of Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, P.C., which specializes in plaintiff's employment law. He has been with the firm since his admission to practice in 1995.
Mr. Weliky is a member of the Boston Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section Steering Committee, co-chairing the Legislative Subcommittee. He was previously a member of the Boston Bar Association's Labor and Employment Steering Committee from 2005 to 2008. He was chair of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association's Amicus Committee from 2000 to 2006. He was the 2002-2003 Chair of the Employment and Labor Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He served as Vice-Chair of the Section Council during the 2001-2002 year; Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Employee Rights and Responsibilities practice group for the 1999-2000 year; and Secretary to the Brown Bag Lunch Committee of the MBA during the 2000-2001 year. He co-chaired the 2011 National Employment Lawyers Association New England Regional Conference. In August 2001, Mr. Weliky was named one of five "up and coming" attorneys by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Mr. Weliky was listed as a "Rising Star" in the 2005 edition of Boston magazine and Massachusetts Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition. Mr. Weliky was named a "Super Lawyer" in the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions of Boston magazine and Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Mr. Weliky has received Martindale-Hubbell's "AV" rating, reflecting that he has been judged by his peers to practice at the highest level of professional skill and integrity. Mr. Weliky has served on the Boston Finance Commission since 2011, having been reappointed by Governor Patrick in March 2012.
Mr. Weliky received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1995. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Weliky was an executive director of a not-for-profit community based organization, a lobbyist for affordable housing programs, and a legislative assistant to a New York City Council member. Mr. Weliky is a 1984 graduate of Oberlin College.