Barrault and Associates LLC
The Barrault Mission
The Barrault Mission is simple. We support employees participating in workplace governance, achieving fair wages and benefits, and improving the lives of employees’ families and the larger communities in which they live and work. We are unapologetic defenders of workers’ rights and are dedicated to protecting the interests of working-class people both individually and through class action representation.
To that end, Barrault and Associates LLC provides full-service representation to labor unions and employees. We do not represent employers or companies. We handle a broad range of labor and employment matters, including collective bargaining, advising labor unions and employees, litigating cases in arbitration, state agencies, and the courts, and assisting injured workers as well as those seeking retirement benefits.
We currently represent scores of public safety labor unions, including The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, The Professional Firefighters of Vermont, The State Police Association of Massachusetts Troopers, as well as over a hundred municipal and state public safety locals in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. We also represent individual employees in all aspects of employment law.
Legal Practice Areas
Focusing on Fire, Law Enforcement and other Emergency Services Unions, our attorneys bring specialized experience in labor negotiations, arbitration, and state and federal litigation. We believe that those who serve the public deserve to be treated fairly and have their hard work recognized. Our years of proven success is what makes us an industry leader.
Other Organized Labor
In addition to public safety, we are qualified, experienced and happy to represent other organized labor unions. Whether it be a private sector union or a public sector union, we believe that every employee deserves someone dedicated to fighting for their best interests and giving them a voice in the collective bargaining process.
Individual Employment Law
Every worker deserves to be treated fairly. We regularly take on individual clients with cases ranging from workers rights, to fair wages and overtime, to workplace issues such as harassment, discrimination, and unfair termination. We are a firm for the working class and we will make sure you get the representation you deserve.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Since 2006 I’ve had the privilege to work with attorney Leah Marie Barrault on a wide array of firefighter labor issues, such as contract negotiations, disciplinary cases, statutory changes, interest, and grievance arbitrations. Barrault and Associates has achieved remarkable results in all types of labor legal cases with a tenacious resolve of preparedness and contingency planning. Leah’s attention to detail in fact finding, discovery and her historical understanding of a local union’s issues are a small sample of the reasons why I am proud to endorse the Barrault and Associates LLC. as a law firm for firefighter locals big or small.
Jay Colbert, 3rd District VP
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
Leah and her firm are a highly effective legal services team who represent our firefighters, EMT’s and paramedics with a professional and collaborative approach grounded in integrity. Her attention to fully preparing our members for negotiations, hearings and all other matters demonstrates her passion for serving our membership. With Barrault and Associates guidance we have always achieved the desired outcomes for our members and their families.
Bradley Reed, Former President
Vermont Professional Firefighters Association
Barrault and Associates has a unique talent of controlling every situation and knowing when to “take the deal” and when to continue fighting because it is not a satisfactory outcome. Leah can take varying concerns from all sides and get everyone to reconciliation. She never goes into a meeting or hearing unprepared without evidence-based responses or a plan for resolution. Leah has established the respect of management due to her history of proven collaboration and caring. As she builds her firm, she will insist that her staff will adhere to her strong values, vision, and belief in the labor movement.
Richard MacKinnon, President
Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts (PFFM)
Every Worker Deserves a Voice
The attorneys at our firm believe the right to organize, to bargain collectively and to withhold one’s labor are fundamental civil rights. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for our client while being mindful of the need to control excessive fees and costs. We offer clients sophisticated yet practical legal advice to avoid unnecessary litigation and achieve best results. When litigation is necessary we undertake it as efficiently as possible with full commitment to our clients success. Fee arrangements are flexible and can be tailored to the particular needs of the client.