Welcome

Attorney Lucas Newbill is a civil rights and employment lawyer in Brookline, Massachusetts, serving the Greater Boston region in cases that include accommodation (religious, disability and pregnancy), discrimination, equal pay, parental leave, sexual harassment, contracts, wage theft, free speech, defamation, religious freedom, equal protection, police brutality and DCF related matters.

 

“You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.” – Henrik Ibsen.

 

Insights & Events

Pregnant in Brookline, Boston, or anywhere in Massachusetts? You may be entitled to changes in your work schedule, duties and work environment.

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Act) was approved by the legislature last summer and went into effect April 1, 2018.  If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, please make yourself aware of your civil rights under the Act, and plan how you are going to exercise them.   ACCOMMODATIONS   A pregnant …

Brookline High School: How Lessons on White Privilege Can Violate Students’ Civil Rights

Given the recent steps announced by Mayor Bill DeBlasio of New York City to increase the number of Black and Latino students at the city’s most elite public schools and the constitutional implications such a proposition brings, it might serve Brookline well to understand how it is addressing race in its own school district.  Examining …

Know Your Rights Seminar for Parents and Those Expecting at the Brookline Public Library on Saturday, July 21st

Spring – actual spring – has finally reared its little head.  The official start to the season this year, March 20th, was like a baby’s due date: Unreliable.  It’s no matter now, we’ve forgotten winter already; we have budding life all around us.  As busy as the birds and bees this time of year, many …

Publications

Law Review Journals

 

Gonzaga Law Review published Attorney Newbill’s article titled Violating Free Speech in the War on Opioid Addiction: The Washington Legislature’s Voice in the Doctor’s Office, wherein he examines how a Washington state regulation violates physicians’ First Amendment right to free speech, which includes the right not to speak.  The regulation requires physicians to obtain permission from their patients to contact law enforcement if they believe their patient is engaging in “illegal activity.”  Aside from the intrusion on the doctor-patient relationship, such requirement could be considered compelled speech in violation of physicians’ First Amendment rights.

 

In A Nurse’s Face: The Burqa in the Hospital, published in the North Carolina Central Law Review, Attorney Newbill explores discrimination and religious freedom in one of the most sensitive of work environments: The hospital.  Relying on scientific studies, Attorney Newbill makes the case that a hospital would not have to accommodate the wearing of a burqa under federal anti-discrimination law, but that a nurse may rely on her state’s religious freedom laws to pursue a career in nursing while remaining steadfast to her religious beliefs.

 

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Bio

An expert at conveying legal concepts, Attorney Lucas Newbill’s work has been published in academic legal journals on topics ranging from a physician’s right to free speech to the right of a nurse to wear a burka in the hospital.  As a law clerk at the Superior Court of Connecticut prior to opening his practice, Lucas was designated to the Complex Litigation Docket, where he helped resolve some of the state’s most complex and high profile cases.

 

Attorney Newbill finished law school in the top ten percent of his class, earning his law degree from City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, ranked number one in the nation for public interest by National Law Journal and number three in the nation for clinical training by U.S. News and World Report in 2016.

 

Lucas is licensed to practice law in the state of Massachusetts, a member of the Boston Bar Association, and a Committee Member of the Solo & Small Firm Section at the Boston Bar Association.

 

Contact

Please call Attorney Newbill at 617-918-7567 to discuss your legal issues and explore your options.  You may also complete the form below or email lucas@lucasnewbill.com.

 

 

Brookline, Massachusetts

lucas@lucasnewbill.com

Tel. 617-918-7567 – Fax. 617-910-2514

 

This website is designed for general information only.  The information presented here should neither be construed as legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.  If you seek legal advice or representation, you must first enter a formal agreement.