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Colleen B. McElhinney

Colleen B. McElhinney

Newburyport, Massachusetts

Colleen has over 20 years of experience as a business litigation attorney. With a focus on employment and commercial disputes, Colleen represents clients in all aspects of litigation. Her experience spans the entire litigation process from pre-complaint investigations and discovery through trials and appeals. Colleen has represented clients in federal and state trial courts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as mediations and arbitrations.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Counseling

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1997


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1995
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Virginia Law Review, Editor, 1993 - 1995
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1991
    • Major: English and psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Greater Newburyport Bar Association, Member, 2016 - 2018

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Daniel E. Wathen, Chief Justice for the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, Clerk
  • Torres, Scammon, Hincks & Day, LLP, Of Counsel, 2014 - 2018
  • Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C, Associate, 1996 - 2010


  • Phi Beta Kappa
Office Locations

Newburyport Office:
30 Green Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Tel: 978-462-1514
Fax: 978-465-2584

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