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Guiding Public and Private Sector Management in Employment and Labor Law 


Nobska Light has aided mariners in making safe passage through the treacherous waters near Woods Hole, Massachusetts, for nearly 150  years. Lighthouse Legal Counsel, LLC was formed to assist municipal and private sector business managers in safely navigating the challenging waters of employment and labor law.  Please click below to learn about our affordable and innovative 

HR Counsel on Demand program and other services.


Based in Falmouth on Cape Cod, but serving clients throughout Massachusetts, Lighthouse Legal Counsel is dedicated to providing pragmatic and proactive advice to the managers of cities, towns, and businesses.  As is often said, your employees are your most important asset.  At the same time, they can be your greatest source of risk.  

We help you minimize this risk.


"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." As in health care, our view is that prevention and wellness are the keys to avoiding costly employment-related claims.  Through initial risk assessments, training programs tailored to your unique needs, and on-going access to experienced legal counsel whenever you need it, Lighthouse Legal Counsel helps you prevent problems and maintain a healthy and productive employer/employee environment.

  • HR Compliance and Risk Assessments

  • HR Counsel on Demand Program

  • Training on Labor, Employment, and HR Topics

  • ​Investigating Alleged Employee Misconduct

  • Advising on Health Insurance:

    • Affordable Care Act

    • Chapter 32B (Public Sector)

  • ​Drafting Employment-Related Documents:

    • Personnel Policies

    • Employee Handbooks

    • Hiring and Interviewing Procedures

    • Employment Agreements and Offers

    • Severance Agreements

  • Representing Management in:​

    • Collective Bargaining

    • Grievance Proceedings

    • Disciplinary Matters and Terminations

    • Mediation

    • Arbitration

    • Litigation

    • MCAD Proceedings

    • Unemployment Hearings

    • JLMC Proceedings (Public Sector)

    • Civil Service Commission hearings 

  • ​And More

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