Janet R. Barringer


Boston, MA
D 617.963.5964
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Janet Barringer is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary's Boston office. She defends companies and individuals in a variety of matters ranging from employment claims to business disputes to professional liability matters and has tried over 20 cases to verdict. Ms. Barringer's peers have recognized her for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury Litigation: Defense) and as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer (Employment Litigation: Defense).

In her Labor & Employment practice, Ms. Barringer represents businesses and local governments in all aspects of employment law and litigation, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under Title VII and other state and federal discrimination laws; wage and hour claims and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act; Family and Medical Leave Act claims; and claims for breach of contract and violations of restrictive covenants like non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements. She also serves as outside counsel to business owners, human resources professionals, and in-house counsel on issues ranging from the preparation of personnel policies, employment contracts, arbitration agreements, and severance agreements, to advice and counseling on day-to-day personnel issues and best practices.

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Bar Admissions

New Hampshire

U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire

  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association: Past President
  • Council on Litigation Management (CLM)
  • Boston Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
Awards and Recognition
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 Edition in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; 2012 – 2020
  • Recognized in the Best Lawyers “Women in the Law” Business Edition, 2020
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine in the area of Employee Litigation: Defense, 2016-2017