Christopher Wurster

Associate

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3304

"I believe my clients need an attorney who balances an ability to listen with a compassionate ear, the patience to explain complicated legal concepts in an understandable way, and the skills to fight for them effectively, efficiently and passionately."

Overview

Chris Wurster is an associate in the firm’s Business Litigation and Employment Group. Chris’s practice is focused primarily on employment and business litigation in state and federal courts and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Chris frequently represents individuals in cases involving discrimination, harassment including sexual harassment, disability accommodations, retaliation, wage and hour issues, and breach of contract. As part of his employment law practice, Chris also provides clients with advice regarding employment-related agreements, including severance and non-compete agreements.

Prior to joining Burns & Levinson, Chris worked at a small firm in the Greater Boston suburbs, where he built and managed the firm’s employment law practice. During law school, Chris interned for the Honorable Patti B. Saris in Massachusetts federal court. In 2018, Chris also had the opportunity to teach Civil Procedure in the LL.M. program at his alma mater, Northeastern University School of Law.

Experience

Experience

Chris handles many types of employment-related claims, including discrimination, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, retaliation, and claims under state and federal wage laws.

In addition, Chris also assists clients with many types of employment agreements, including severance or separation agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and more.

In Chris’s prior practice, he successfully negotiated multiple six-figure settlements with large employers, including settlements of a sexual harassment case against a $6 billion pharmaceutical company and an unpaid wage case against a technology startup.

Education & Admissions
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts 

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts 

Education

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2010

B.A., Columbia University, 2002

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Boston Magazine's Top Lawyers List, Employment (2021)

Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star, Labor & Employment (2020)

Memberships

Memberships

Massachusetts Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (2019-2021)

Resources
Christopher Wurster
Practices
  • Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Employee Rights & Advocacy
Education

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2010

B.A., Columbia University, 2002

Admissions

Massachusetts 

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts 

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