We are closely tracking the rapidly evolving public health and community concerns related to the new coronavirus or COVID-19. Rest assured that we are taking all available steps to remain accessible to our clients as we continue to act in accordance with their best interests during this difficult time.
Please see below for answers to some frequently asked questions, and feel free to contact us at 508-822-6600 for assistance with your legal matter.Is Your Office Currently Open During Normal Business Hours?
Yes. We are working remotely and available Monday through Friday.How can I Contact You?
We are available via telephone and email:
James K. Meehan
Karen L. DeSousa, Paralegal
Celeste Hall, Assistant to James K. Meehan
We are available via Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, and Facetime. We provide a brief description of these and other video chat and conferencing services at Free and Low Cost Video Conferencing Solutions, along with links for downloading the software and instructions on how to use the different services.Are You Accepting new Clients?
Yes. Contact us at 508-822-6600 or email us.
If you have been affected by COVID-19 and would like to discuss your legal rights, please contact us to discuss this further.How can I get Updates Regarding the Status of my Case or Legal Matter?
Simply contact us via telephone or email and we can provide you with the status of your case and answer any questions you may have.Are Courts of Law Still Open in my Area? Will my Court Date be Rescheduled? What if I Can’t Come to Court Because I’m Sick or Quarantined?
For workers’ compensation cases, the Department of Industrial Accidents is open and conducting business remotely. They are closed to the general public. Hearings are being held virtually. For more information on how the Department of Industrial Accidents is operating during the pandemic, go to https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-industrial-accidents
For personal injury cases, Massachusetts Federal and State Courts are considered essential and conducting business remotely. They are closed to the general public. Trials and other hearings scheduled during the pandemic have been rescheduled. For more information, go to https://www.mass.gov/info-details/court-contact-info-overview-of-covid-19-response#court-operations-during-the-pandemic-
For Social Security Disability cases, in-person hearings have been cancelled. Hearings may occur via telephone or video conference. For more information on how the Social Security Administration is operating during this pandemic, go to https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/Will Scheduled Depositions, Mediation, Arbitration, or Settlement Negotiations Occur as Planned?
We are all continuing to adapt during this difficult time. If a virtual platform is available for all parties, your deposition, mediation, or arbitration may occur as planned, or it may be rescheduled to a later date. Contact your attorney to discuss this further.
We will continue to discuss settlement negotiations with insurance adjusters and defense attorneys.
Again, please feel free to reach out to us with questions at any time.
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) pandemic continues to present significant challenges and disruptions across the US and the world. We urge everyone to follow the directives of government authorities, and take significant precautions to minimize their risk exposure during this difficult time. Resources and updates about the coronavirus outbreak can be found at the CDC site.