Aaron S. Welo

Associate

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Overview
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

District of Columbia

Missouri

New York

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 2010

B.A., Wesleyan University, 2004

Aaron Welo is a litigator who represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of matters, with a focus on employment disputes and business litigation. Aaron’s experience includes representing individuals, small to mid-sized private companies, large public entities, and multinational corporations in matters in state and federal courts, as well as arbitral and administrative forums. Aaron uses his experience representing clients in a wide variety of disputes in tailoring an appropriate and cost-effective strategy that matches each client’s needs. 

Prior to joining Burns & Levinson LLP, Aaron was an associate with White & Case LLP in Washington, D.C., and with Thompson Coburn, LLP in St. Louis, Missouri. After moving to Massachusetts, Aaron added to his experience by working in the chambers of United States District Judge Allison Burroughs. Aaron also previously worked in the legal department of the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C.

During law school, Aaron was the symposium editor for Law & Inequality: a Journal of Theory & Practice.  He was recognized as a Dean’s Distinguished Scholar and was a student attorney in the Consumer Protection Clinic.  He was also a part-time law clerk for Nichols Kaster, PLLP, where he assisted with the litigation of plaintiff’s employment cases. 

Experience

Experience

  • Representation of individuals with claims of employment discrimination as well as other employment and business-related claims.
  • Defended mid-sized private company against multi-million dollar claims for breach of contract and fraud by former business partner. Lawsuit settled favorably on eve of trial.
  • Represented minority stockholder in closely-held family business in breach of fiduciary duty and other claims against majority stockholders, resulting in a favorable settlement.
  • Defended healthcare entities facing government subpoenas relating to alleged False Claims Act violations.
  • Represented government contractor in challenge to award of contract by cabinet agency.
  • Litigation of tax disputes for utility and telecommunications companies in state courts and administrative forum.
  • Represented national telecom company in pursuing indemnity claims against technology provider whose products were subject to patent infringement claims.
  • Counseled large public entity on legal and regulatory considerations to inform its business decisions.
  • Pro bono matters for Equality Federation and individuals in housing and probate court.

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Equality Federation

  • Board of Directors (August 2013-present)
  • Treasurer (March 2014-present)
  • Chair, Finance Committee
  • Member, Executive Committee

Memberships

American Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

National LGBT Bar Association

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

Contributing Author, Massachusetts Superior Court Civil Practice Manual; Chapter 8 – Preparing Discovery, forthcoming.

Contributing Author, Federal Civil Litigation in the First Circuit, Attorneys’ Fees, forthcoming.

Resources

Resources

Aaron S. Welo
Practices
  • Employee Rights & Advocacy
  • Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
Education

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 2010

B.A., Wesleyan University, 2004

Admissions

Massachusetts

District of Columbia

Missouri

New York

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

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