About the author
Paul L. Nevins of Boston has been a trial attorney in private practice since 1982. His areas of concentration include public and private sector employment law and litigation, related civil rights and constitutional law claims, business disputes, and related tort and contract claims. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, Federal District Court for Massachusetts and First Circuit Court of Appeals bars in 1982. Mr. Nevins is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the National Employment Lawyers Association ( NELA ). He is also member of the American Bar Association, and serves on their national advisory committee.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Paul Nevins taught History and English in the Boston Public Schools from 1971 through 1982. He also taught the "National Street Law" project, and a moral development curriculum which he created based upon his work with Dr. Lawrence Kohlberg. In addition, he served as a consultant to the Education Development Center. While teaching, Mr. Nevins served as a member of the Executive Board of the Boston Teachers Union, Local 66, AFT / AFL-CIO, and as the first chairman of its desegregation committee. He was also a delegate to the Massachusetts Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers. Mr. Nevins is a former member of the Executive Board of the Citywide Education Coalition, where he served as chairman of its personnel and grievance committee.
Paul Nevins served as a conscript in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970 as a personnel specialist and as a German language translator-interpreter. In 1969, he was a founder and first chairman of GIs for Peace at Fort Bliss, Texas. This was the first organization of active duty soldiers who publicly opposed the Vietnam War.
Paul Nevins earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in 1966 from Suffolk University. He received a Master's Degree in Politics from New York University in 1968, with a concentration in Political Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences. He wrote his Master's Thesis on the politics of T.H. Green. Later, in 1982, he graduated from Suffolk University Law School and received a Juris Doctor Degree.
Mr. Nevins resides in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. He is married to Virginia E. ( Davis ) Nevins. They have two daughters and a grandson and granddaughter. Attorney Nevins is a member of the the Dean's Advisory Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences at Suffolk University and the College's Alumni Board of Directors.
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