Christopher J. Campbell

Practice Areas

Employment Law

Christopher Campbell is a member of Prince Lobel’s Employment practice group.  He is a strategic adviser to clients, proactively guiding employers with real solutions that avoid litigation.  Chris works closely with New England area employers, offering counsel on compliance with state and federal discrimination laws and other employment issues.

In addition to preventive work, Chris represents employers in claims brought in the Massachusetts state and federal trial courts and before state and federal administrative agencies, such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, and the U.S. Department of Labor.  He also practices appellate work and has appeared numerous times before the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Previously, Chris built an employment law practice for more than 20 years with the Boston office of a national management-side labor and employment firm.  He also worked for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, resolving discrimination claims, answering inquiries from Massachusetts citizens and attorneys, and drafting agency memoranda and hearing decisions.

Chris regularly conducts sexual harassment investigations and management training for employers throughout New England and was first certified by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination for training in 2001.

Chris also regularly practices in Rhode Island state and federal court, and before the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights.

  • Northeastern University, J.D., 1995
  • Skidmore College, B.A., 1988
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Bar Admissions U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • Bar Admissions U.S. District Court, Rhode Island
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • September 2020, Prince Lobel Client Alert: “More Guidance from Feds on Employer ‘Dos and Don’ts’ in Responding to COVID-19”
  • August 13, 2020:  “Coronavirus:  What Employers Need to Know,” a Prince Lobel virtual roundtable

Published Dispositive Motion Successes

Mole v. UMASS, 442 Mass 582 (Mass. 2004) – defense of directed verdict obtained on claim of retaliation through further appellate review by SJC. Cited in over 200 cases primarily for principles of causation developed in appellate argument.

Solola v. Prospect CharterCare/Sodexo, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51322 (D.R.I. 2019) (race discrimination/retaliation)

Bradley v. Quincy Com. Action Prog., 2018 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 907 (Mass. App. Ct. 2018) (whistleblower/retaliation)

Antoine v. Kindred, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117079 (D. Mass. 2018) (procedural dismissal of religious accommodation)

Greenman v. MetLife Ins., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86503 (D.R.I. 2017) (pregnancy discrimination/retaliation)

Deighan v. SuperMedia LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 163983 (D.R.I. 2016) (disability discrimination/retaliation)

Riccio v. Greater Lawrence Tech. Sch., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27867 (D. Mass. 2016) (retaliation)

Budnik v. Biogen Idec, 2015 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1047 (Mass. App. Ct. 2015) (age/disability/gender)

Locke v. US Airways, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139256 (D. Mass. 2013), aff’d, 764 F. 3d 73 (2014) (retaliation/contract)

Ryan v. Greater Lawrence Tech. Sch., 896 F. Supp. 2d 117 (D. Mass. 2012) (gender/retaliation)

Richards v. City of Lowell, 472 F. Supp. 2d 51 (D. Mass 2006) (whistleblower/retaliation)