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Katherine Hesse, Partner with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP was Honored by Saint Mary’s Center for Women and Children

On Thursday, October 11, 2019, Attorney Katherine Hesse, previous chair of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, was honored at the organization’s Diamonds of Dorchester Gala fundraiser at the Marriott Copley.  Ms. Hesse accepted a plaque of thanks and appreciation in recognition of her “extraordinary service, leadership, and contribution to St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children.  Because of you, generations of families have a safe place to call home and brighter futures. We remain grateful to you for dedication and commitment to the families who live, learn, and work at the Center.”

Katherine. Hesse is a partner with the Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP law firm which has offices in Boston, Quincy and Springfield. St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children offers innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty. Placing families at the center of its efforts, St. Mary’s Center works in partnership with young women, many of them mothers, to break the cycle of poverty and achieve lasting, powerful change by building their emotional well-being, educational achievements and economic independence.

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Murphy. Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Advisor, Thomas Jorling Pens the Attack on the Rule of Law

  Tom Jorling, is an attorney, advisor to MHTL, former co-drafter of the Clean Air and Water Act and former Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation under Governor Mario Cuomo. Tom Jorling served under 4 presidents, including Deputy Director of the Environmental Agency. Mr. Jorling was the recipient of the inaugural Boston College Law School Public Interest Law Foundation Distinction in Public Service Award in April 2019. Thomas Jorling pens the article below on the attack Read More

Legal Updates

Expansion of Federal Protections for LGBT Workers

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a historic 6-3 decision authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, in which the Court held that employers cannot discriminate against an individual on the basis of the individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. This case, Bostock v. Clayton County, was a consolidation of three cases, involving two gay men, who were terminated based on their sexual orientation, and one transgender woman, who was terminated based on her gender identity.

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