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Justin Fabella's practice focuses on professional malpractice defense, financial institution defense, insurance coverage and the representation of management in labor and employment matters. His extensive experience includes representing his clients in state and federal court, arbitration and before professional licensure boards, as well as trying numerous cases to verdict in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York.

In his professional malpractice and financial institution practice, Justin works with a wide range of professionals and financial institutions, including: lawyers, insurance agents, real estate agents, architects, engineers, accountants, appraisers, banks, credit unions, lenders, servicers, mortgage brokers, transfer agents and investment professionals. He assists his clients in responding to inquiries and complaints filed with state licensing boards, attorney generals' offices, banking divisions and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He also administers a risk management hotline for insurance agents and brokers on behalf of a large insurance company.

A portion of Justin's practice is also dedicated to representing employers in labor and employment matters. He advises management facing claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, non-competition and non-solicitation, as well as matters involving the wage act. He frequently defends his clients against charges filed with administrative agencies including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and in state and federal court. Justin is also retained by his clients to conduct internal investigations.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw, Justin was an attorney at a regional firm, working in both its Boston and New York offices. He was also an analyst at American International Group (AIG) in the Financial Institutions Division in New York City.

A licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts, Justin also serves as an adjunct professor at New England Law | Boston, where he teaches a class on real estate transactions. The course focuses on real estate sales, conveyancing and mortgage law; it also covers duties and responsibilities of lawyers, real estate agents, appraisers, surveyors, title insurers and lenders.

Professional Affiliations

  • Mortgage Bankers Association

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Boston Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" by New England Super Lawyers magazine, 2008, 2011–2014

Presentations

  • "LLC Liability Loopholes & Piercing the Corporate Veil," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston, Massachusetts, October 2018
  • "Avoiding E&O Claims – Insurance Agents," Allied World Insurance Company, Various dates, 2017 and 2018
  • "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

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Justin lives in Hingham, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.

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., Economics, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1996