James Hykel


Jim's entire legal career has been devoted to representing unions and individual workers. His experience representing unions includes contract negotiations, appearing before federal and state agencies, courts, and arbitrators on issues ranging from individual discipline, denial of benefits, contract interpretation, and statutory violations. His experience representing individual employees has focused on disability issues, including workers' compensation and social security disability claims, discrimination claims, and representing aggrieved individuals before the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission. Prior to being admitted to practice law, Jim interned for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Trial Unit in Boston and Judge Norman Stahl of the First Circuit Court of Appeals.


Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2006

University of Rochester, B.A. (Classics), 2003 Cum Laude


Massachusetts Bar Association

AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance

Bar and Court Admissions

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

State of Maine

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


617.367.7200, ext. 210

617.367.4820 (fax)


Practice Areas

State and Federal labor law, Workers Compensation, Unemployment, Disability Retirement.

Staff Assistant
Claire Connelly