Warren H. Pyle (1933-2019)

Founding Partner

Warren H. Pyle, the senior founding partner of Pyle Rome, spent more than four decades representing workers in a wide variety of employment matters, including age, disability and sex discrimination, long term disability benefits, health and pension benefits, severance pay, wrongful discharge and related maters.

Mr. Pyle represented college and university faculty and other professionals in denial of tenure, disability discrimination and contract disputes.

Mr. Pyle also represented a wide variety of labor organizations, including locals of United Steelworkers of America, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Service Employees International Union, International Association of Fire Fighters, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, as well as faculty unions at Boston University, Emerson College, Berklee College, and Wentworth Institute, in contract negotiations, grievances, arbitration, and litigation.

Until his passing in 2019, Mr. Pyle continued to take an active interest in the work of the firm and the important issues facing working people and the unions that represent them. The firm is proud to carry on his legacy.

Major Cases

Radford Trust v. First Unum Life Insurance Company of America, 321 F.Supp.2d 266 (D.Mass. 2004) (Long term disability benefits awarded)

Linn v. Andover Newton Theological School, Inc., 874 F.2d 1 (1st Cir. 1989) (Age discrimination jury verdict)

United Steelworkers of America v. Textron, Inc., 836 F.2d 6 (1st Cir. 1987) (Injunction ordering employer to maintain retiree health insurance program affirmed)

Town of Arlington v. Board of Conciliation and Arbitration, 370 Mass. 769 (1976) (Mandatory arbitration of firefighter and police contract disputes upheld as constitutional)

Center v. First International Life Insurance Company, 1997 WL 136473 (D.Mass. 1997) (Severance pay)


Harvard Law School, J.D., 1958
Harvard College, B.A., 1955


The Developing Labor Law (1980-2005), Chapter Editor

Research papers presented to AFL-CIO and United Food and Commercial Workers attorney conferences on various topics

Bar and Court Admissions

Member, State Bar of Massachusetts, since 1958
Admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court, First Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court, Massachusetts.
Appeared in Court of Appeals for Fourth, Fifth and District of Columbia Circuits