Biography

Jason McGraw is a labor and employment lawyer, litigator, and higher education attorney who draws upon real life experience to solve complex issues facing his clients.  Jason represents and advises a wide range of businesses and institutions, and deploys a deep and particular understanding of the unique issues facing colleges and universities, stemming from his years of experience in higher education administration.

 

Practice Areas

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2015
  • Syracuse University, Master of Science in Higher Education, 2006
  • Salisbury University, Bachelor of Arts in History, cum laude, 2004

Recognition and Professional Affiliations

  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
  • Member, Advisory Committee of the Journal of College and University Law, 2017-18

Published Works and Appearances

  • “Barbuto v. Advantage Sale & Marketing, LLC: Employers May Risk Disability Discrimination Claims by Prohibiting Use of Medical Marijuana by Qualified Disabled Employees,” published in Boston Bar Journal, Fall 2017 (co-authored with David B. Wilson).
  • “Sixth Circuit Upholds Broad ‘Right-To-Work’ Provision in Local Ordinance,” published in Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin, January 2017.

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts, 2015

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Hirsch Roberts Weinstein, Jason served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary T. Sullivan of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

As a student at Northeastern University School of Law, Jason served as an intern at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and a boutique law firm in Boston that specializes in labor and employment, education, health care, real estate, and corporate and non-profit law.  He also served as a teaching assistant in both Torts and Criminal Law, and he was the recipient of the Irving Perlmutter Scholarship.

Prior to attending law school, Jason worked as a college administrator at Haverford College.  During his six years as an administrator, Jason was responsible for overseeing student activities, helped coordinate the first-year experience program, served as a founding member of the emergency response team, responded to campus crises as a “Dean on Call,” and helped to adjudicate cases of domestic violence and sexual misconduct.  In his final year at Haverford College, Jason was named assistant dean of the college, during which time he served as an academic dean for upper-level students.

In addition to his law degree, Jason holds a master’s degree in higher education from Syracuse University.

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