Michelle De Oliveira


Michelle De Oliveira represents businesses and individuals in all aspects of employment-related matters, including negotiation, litigation and counseling. In the litigation arena, Michelle represents clients in, among other things, wage and hour, restrictive covenants, discrimination and sexual harassment matters. Michelle also advises business professionals on a host of employment issues, including without limitation, wage and hour issues, workplace investigations, drug testing, hiring practices, employment policies and handbooks, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, employee discipline, and employee leave matters. Michelle’s clients rely on her skills and her passion for careful and earnest advocacy to analyze relevant issues and craft legal strategies to ensure the best possible solutions.

In addition to an employment practice, Michelle also maintains a general litigation practice, representing clients in general commercial litigation matters. Business professionals appreciate Michelle’s analytical approach to understanding the facets to their business disputes. Always poised to resolve matters outside of court, Michelle calls upon her experience to accurately assess pre-litigation and litigation strategies for thorough trial preparation.

Michelle has recently been appointed as Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section Council.  Michelle regularly speaks and presents at seminars, training sessions and webinars on employment-related matters.

Professional Associations

  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association

Live Programs and Webcasts


Practice Areas

  • Employment Risk Management

  • Employment Litigation

  • Wage and Hour
  • Discrimination & Harassment

  • Business Litigation

  • Tort and Contract Law

  • Personal Injury Litigation


  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts


  • Northeastern University School of Law (J.D. 2012)

  • Northeastern University (B.S. 2004)