Tim D. Norris has 30 years of experience representing employers and educational institutions in all aspects of labor, employment and education practice. He has extensive experience defending employers in litigation before state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies. His expertise includes matters arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, federal and state wage and hour laws, the Equal Pay Act, and safety and health laws. Mr. Norris regularly speaks on employment law issues to management groups, and trains client personnel in such areas as student civil rights, special education, sexual harassment, disciplinary investigations, workplace violence, and wage and hour laws.
He has conducted investigations into serious employee misconduct and other abuses. For unionized employers, Mr. Norris negotiates collective bargaining agreements, defends unfair labor practices, and tries cases before labor arbitrators. For school districts, Mr. Norris has handled numerous cases before the Bureau of Special Education Appeals, and has guided our clients through investigations and reviews undertaken by state and federal education agencies.
Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1988
Cornell University, B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, 1985
Massachusetts, 1988; U.S. District Court, Massachusetts, 1988; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; Pennsylvania, 1992; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1993.
Norris, Murray & Peloquin, LLC, 2018 – Present
Partner in law firm specializing in representing employers in labor, employment and education law matters.
Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C., 1998 – Present
Partner in law firm specializing in representing employers and schools in labor, employment and education law matters.
Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, 1997-1998
Senior Associate in Labor and Employment Department of medium sized law firm. Chair of Education practice group.
Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP, 1992-1997
Associate in Employment Group of large law firm. Practice centered on defense of employment litigation and education law.
U.S. Marines, 1989-1992
Labor Counsel for large west coast base. Also a prosecutor responsible for trying serious criminal cases.
Brown University, 1988-1989
In-house consultant to Police Department regarding community relations and sexual assault prevention. Founded SAFEWALK program.
Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section; Massachusetts Council of School Attorneys; American Bar Assn Labor and Employment Section; National School Boards Assn, Council of School Attorneys.