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Shelley B. Kroll


(617) 742-0208 x 233

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Shelley Kroll has dedicated her career to protecting and expanding the rights of unions, union members, and working people. Her practice concentrates on the representation of unions in manufacturing, distribution, social services, telecommunications and higher education. Shelley regularly represents her clients in collective bargaining, arbitrations, administrative proceedings and court litigation. Her practice also engages client counseling, labor education, and the representation of individuals in employment matters.

In addition to regularly speaking at union workshops and conferences, Shelley is a frequent presenter at bar association and labor law conferences. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO and is a member of the National Lawyers Guild.  Shelley has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer and listed in Best Lawyers in America from 2008-2017.

Prior to joining Segal Roitman in 1985, Shelley served as a law clerk to the late Edward F. Hennessey, former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She graduated summa cum laude from Boston College Law School where she published a comparative study of equal pay for equal work laws in Europe and the United States. Shelley earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan. Prior to attending law school, she taught labor studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, her hometown, and worked as a union-represented machinist at the General Electric plant in Lynn, MA.

Shelley and her husband live in Medford where her favorite activities can be found: hiking in the Fells, swimming in Wrights Pond, and hanging out with her adult offspring. She also enjoys biking, yoga, traveling and supporting movements for social justice.

Practice Areas
Boston College School of Law J.D.,
summa cum laude

University of Michigan M.A. History,
magna cum laude

University of Michigan B.A.,
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

United States District Court
for the District of Massachusetts

United States Court of Appeals
for the First Circuit