Michael John Mazurczak

Michael John Mazurczak: Attorney with Melick & Porter, LLP AV stamp icon
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Maz has been at Melick & Porter his entire legal career. He began as a Law Clerk in the summer of 1988 and joined the firm as an Associate in the fall of 1989.

Maz has extensive experience in complex civil litigation matters, representing clients in both federal and state courts. A significant portion of his practice involves employment law and includes providing major national corporations with oversight and defense of their employment litigation. Much of that entails early and quick evaluation and resolution of claims or lawsuits by private mediation. He also defends companies on housing discrimination, sexual harassment, and a wide variety of wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation claims. Maz also represents national youth organizations and private schools throughout New England on negligence claims involving sexual abuse. Maz has tried dozens of cases involving premises liability, liquor liability, construction litigation, environmental litigation, sexual abuse litigation, product liability, and other complex litigation.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Maz obtained both his B.A. and J.D. from Marquette University. During law school, he served as the Executive Editor of both the Marquette Law Review and the Journal of the National Sports Law Institute. He published a Comment in the Marquette Law Review on Rule 11 sanctions in the Seventh Circuit. He also published an article in the Illinois Bar Journal on obscenity law. While in law school, Maz interned for Judge John L. Coffey of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. At graduation, Maz was honored with the Dean's Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School and Profession.

Maz continues to be an active contributor to legal scholarship. He recently published articles with the Massachusetts Bar Association and the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association. Maz is also a frequent speaker for national insurance companies and insurance trade associations on topics such as early mediation, employment law, and defense of sexual abuse cases. He has also lectured for the national Non-Profit Risk Management Institute in Washington, D.C.

Maz is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only national trial lawyer honorary society. He was also elected a Member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel after an extensive peer review selection process. Maz has been consistently recognized by Massachusetts, New England, and national Super Lawyers which are annual listings of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Maz volunteers at Justice Bridge, mentoring recent law school graduates who are providing legal representation to individuals of modest means. He is also an avid college and professional sports fan and loves his Green Bay Packers and Boston Red Sox.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Employment Litigation
  • Entertainment and Sports Law
  • General Liability
  • Hospitality and Restaurant
  • Liquor Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Sexual Abuse Litigation
  • Transportation Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
781-786-2730  Phone
(617) 502-9640  Phone
University Attended:
Marquette University, B.A., Philosophy, 1986
Law School Attended:
Marquette Law School, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1989, Wisconsin; 2005, New York; 1989, Massachusetts; 1989, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (16 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Other on 04/15/19 in Labor and Employment

    I've worked with Mike for at least the past 10 years and likely longer. When I first began mediating for him he managed a large litigation load for a major EPLI carrier throughout the US as a partner in a well respected Boston law firm. He was alwa... Read more

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    I've worked with Mike for at least the past 10 years and likely longer. When I first began mediating for him he managed a large litigation load for a major EPLI carrier throughout the US as a partner in a well respected Boston law firm. He was always well-prepared to mediate and had a command of all the facts of each case as well as the law regardless of jurisdiction. He engaged in good faith negotiations and consistently exhibited a great deal of respect for opposing counsel. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 04/15/19 in Insurance

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