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Shannon  Liss-Riordan

Shannon Liss-Riordan

Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C.

Boston, MA, USA

Shannon Liss-Riordan is a plaintiff-side employment attorney in Boston who specializes in wage and hour law.  She is recognized as a national expert on class action litigation involving failure to pay wages, gratuities, overtime, minimum wage, and misclassification of employees as independent contractors.  Over the last two decades, Ms. Liss-Riordan has achieved pioneering successes developing the law protecting tipped employees and employees misclassified as independent contractors, including cleaning workers, truck drivers, strippers, call center workers, and taxi drivers.  More recently, she has represented workers in the so-called new “sharing economy” and has represented Uber and Lyft drivers, as well as couriers, housecleaners, and others challenging their misclassification by self-proclaimed “technology companies”.  Each year since 2008, she has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America (Chambers); she has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Boston Magazine each year since 2005; and she was named one of ten "Lawyers of the Year" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2002.  In 2009, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly included Ms. Liss-Riordan on its "roster of the state's most influential attorneys", describing her as a “Tenacious class-action plaintiffs’ lawyer [who] strikes fear in big-firm employment attorneys throughout Boston with her multi-million-dollar victories on behalf of strippers, waiters, skycaps and other non-exempt employees.”  Ms. Liss-Riordan is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.  Following a federal clerkship, she practiced with a labor and employment firm in Boston for more than 10 years and, in 2009, co-founded the firm Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C., which has recently opened a San Francisco office.

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