News + Insights from the Legal Team at Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein


We are pleased to announce that six of our attorneys have been selected to the Top Lawyers of 2021 list published by Boston Magazine. Boston Magazine invites lawyers in the area to nominate up to three of their peers in a select number of specialties. The top vote-getters in each specialty are then reviewed by an advisory board of select lawyers, chosen for their credentials and the high number of votes they received. Please join us in congratulating the following attorneys who have been selected as Top Lawyers this year.


ZDB Attorneys Monica Shah and Caroline Davis are featured in the latest edition of the Boston Bar Journal’s point/counterpoint series. In “Tending the Garden: Two Perspectives on Reforming the Patient-Psychotherapist Privilege in Employment Discrimination Litigation,” Attorneys Shah and Davis propose additional protections for psychotherapy records of plaintiffs seeking emotional distress damages. Click here to read the full article.

Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP is proud to announce that the firm has been named in US News’ “Best Law Firms” for yet another year! This 2022 accolade ranks the firm as Metro Tier 1 in Criminal Defense – General Practice and Employment Law – Individuals; Metro Tier 2 in Education Law; and National Tier 3 in Criminal Defense – White Collar.


Attorney Inga BernsteinAttorney Inga Bernstein will speak at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s Federal Court Civil Practice webcast on Wednesday, November 10th at 1:00 pm. The webcast will touch upon the basics of taking a case from its inception to trial in federal court. Click here to learn more about the webcast and to RSVP.

IngaThis year, Attorney Inga Bernstein is being recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts. Inga has received recognitions from Super Lawyers since 2004. Click here to read more about her practice.

We are pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys have been selected to the 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. We would also like to congratulate four of our attorneys for being selected to the 2021 Massachusetts Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Only up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Please join us in congratulating the following attorneys who have been selected as “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” this year.

Monica-e1615817488277Attorney Monica R. Shah will speak at the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Returning to the Office: Guidance from the Employment and Labor Law Perspectives webinar on Thursday, September 23rd at noon. The webinar will address returning to physical workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is shaped by employment and labor law. Click here to learn more about the webinar and to RSVP.

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Attorney Emma Quinn-Judge received the 2022 Lawyer of the Year Award from Best Lawyers for her work representing individuals in employment law in Boston. The award recognizes individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. For more on Emma’s employment practice, including her trial and appellate advocacy for employees in sexual harassment, gender equity, and race discrimination cases, please read her bio here. Congratulations, Emma!
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