Justin Fabella concentrates his practice on consumer litigation, labor and employment, professional liability and insurance coverage. He is an experienced trial attorney who has tried numerous state and federal court cases in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York. He approaches his practice with an emphasis on finding cost-effective, efficient and creative solutions for his clients before engaging in the litigation process.
Mr. Fabella's consumer litigation practice focuses on claims, lawsuits and class actions brought against his clients by consumers. These matters run the gamut and include alleged predatory lending, wrongful foreclosure and violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Practices Act (RESPA) and the related state consumer protection statutes. Mr. Fabella also counsels and assists his clients concerning inquiries and complaints filed with state attorney generals and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Regarding his labor and employment practice, Mr. Fabella represents management in discrimination, wage act and traditional labor cases. He frequently defends his clients against charges filed with administrative agencies including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Mr. Fabella's professional liability practice focuses on the defense of non-medical professionals in state and federal court and before disciplinary and licensing boards. His professional clients include lawyers, insurance agents and brokers, real estate agents and brokers, accountants, securities brokers/dealers, registered representatives and design professionals.
Mr. Fabella joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in June 2007. Previously, he was an attorney at a large regional firm for four years, in both its Boston and New York offices. From 2002 to 2003, he was an analyst in the Financial Institutions Division of American International Group (AIG) in New York City.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Fabella was an operations coordinator at Aftermarket Technology Corporation, which manufactured and distributed aftermarket drive train products.
Mr. Fabella is also a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts.
Mortgage Bankers Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Boston Bar Association
Honors & Awards
- Recognized as a "Rising Star" by New England Super Lawyers magazine (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014)
His presentations include:
- "Resolving Common & Complex Title Issues: Identifying the Issues and Navigating the Solutions," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2014.
- “Fraud Prevention and the Rules of Professional Conduct in Real Estate Transactions,” West LegalEdcenter live webcast, January 2009.
- “Aiding and Abetting a Breach of Fiduciary Duty,” Boston Bar Association, Boston, Massachusetts, February 2008.
Mr. Fabella’s publications include:
- “Arbitration Clauses in Engagement Letters: Be Careful What you Wish For,” The Quarter Hour®, Volume VI, 2009.
- “Recreational Vehicles and Children,” New York Law Journal, May 5, 2004.
- “What is the Required State of Mind? A Depiction of the Pleading Standard for the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,” Suffolk Trial and Appellate Advocacy Journal, June 2002.
- First Circuit Confirms Importance of Good Faith Interactive Process
- First Circuit Clarifies "Severe or Pervasive" Standard in Hostile Work Environment Claim
- Employee’s Settlement Proceeds from age Discrimination Dispute Subject to FICA Tax Withholding
- Massachusetts’ Anti-Discrimination Laws Prohibit Associational Discrimination
Employment Law Observer
- May 19, 2016
- August 24, 2015
- April 30, 2015
- January 5, 2015
- December 22, 2014
- March 3, 2014
- February 21, 2014
- January 16, 2014
- September 16, 2013
- Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Clarifies Title Insurance Company's Duty to Defend and Narrows the Scope of Title Insurance CoverageSeptember 12, 2013Insurance Coverage Alert
- September 3, 2013
- August 5, 2013
- $22.6 Million Award Based on Claims Administrator’s Failure to Make a Timely and Reasonable Settlement OfferMarch 13, 2012Insurance Coverage Alert
- March 1, 2011
J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 2002
- Moot Court Honor Board
- Production Editor and Staff Member, Suffolk Trial and Appellate Advocacy Journal
B.A., University at Albany, State University of New York, 1996, Economics
- New Hampshire
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York