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 Laura R. Studen

Laura R. Studen


Office Phone: 617.345.3325
Location: Boston, MA
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Bar Admissions:

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts


Prior to joining Burns & Levinson in 2001, Ms. Studen was a Senior Partner at Lane, Altman & Owens LLP where she was the Chair of the Employment Practice Group. She concentrates her practice in employment law, business litigation, family and probate law, and she counsels companies as well as individuals. For over twenty years, Ms. Studen has handled litigation involving employment matters (including discrimination, wrongful discharge, workplace harassment, executive compensation and employment contract negotiations). Her family law practice includes litigation of child custody and removal as well as divorce among medium to higher net worth individuals involving complex business valuation and asset issues.


Additional Information:




  • 2/3/2016, Yale News - Bagley Lawsuit Moves Forward
    Partner Laura Studen was quoted about an employment discrimination lawsuit against Yale University.
  • 12/31/2015, New Haven Register - Yale Responds to Former Professor’s Bias Lawsuit
    Partner Laura Studen was quoted on a federal lawsuit charging gender and age discrimination in which she is representing a former professor against Yale University.
  • 8/24/2014, The Boston Globe - Four women accuse Everett mayor of sexual harassment
    Laura Studen was quoted in this article by Sean P. Murphy, Andrea Estes and Scott Allen.
  • 6/20/2013, Cape Cod Times - Golf course battle in Dennis heads back to court
    Laura Studen was quoted in this article by Christine Legere.

Recent Articles and Publications:

Massachusetts Discovery Practice, Second Edition
MCLE, December 1, 2014
Sara Judge and Laura Studen co-authored MCLE’s 2014 Massachusetts Discovery Practice, Second Edition, Chapter 22, "Discovery Relating to Experts."

Get To Know Us
Boston Spirit Magazine, May/June 2012

Golfer's lawyers offer their version of story (Letter to the editor)
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, August 8, 2011

Get To Know Us...
Boston Spirit Magazine, Seasonal People Issue, May/June 2010

Speaking Engagements:

Inns of Probate and Family Court Meeting, 1.10.2012
Location: The University of Massachusetts Club - Boston, MA
Role: Panelist
Topic: Determining Employability and Income in a Down Economy

Marital Valuations After Bernier, 11.18.2008
Location: Senior Partners for Justice
Role: Speaker

MCLE Employment Law Trial Skills MasterClass, 3.12.2008
Location: MCLE Conference Center 10 Winter Place, Boston 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Role: Faculty Member
Topic: Learn how to win your employment case in court
MCLE's Employment Law Trial Skills MasterClass was created by employment law trial experts to give you the most practical information and experience in the shortest time.
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Center for Advanced Legal Studies, 9.20.2007
Location: Suffolk Univeristy Law School
Role: Faculty Member
Topic: Walking the Line in the 21st Century Workplace