Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of
the nation's largest labor and employment law firms, has welcomed Damon Hart to
the firm's Boston office. Previously, Hart was a partner with Holland
& Knight where he had spent his entire legal career. Hart's practice
focuses on litigation and a range of labor and employment issues, including
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the
Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal, state and local
antidiscrimination and employment statutes. Additionally, Hart has a good
deal of experience representing non-profits, including Churches. Like the
other lawyers in Ogletree Deakins' Boston office, Hart is a courtroom lawyer
with significant experience trying cases.
"Damon Hart is a leader of the Bar and he will be a critical member of our
Boston office for years to come," said Josh Davis, managing shareholder of
Ogletree Deakins' Boston office. "He puts his clients first, and lives our
deep commitment to client service. Moreover, his commitment to the
community exemplifies the best of our profession. We are delighted that he
has chosen to work with us."
Hart has consistently been recognized by his peers and colleagues for his
efforts in the legal field. He has been named a Massachusetts Super
Lawyer; a "40 Under 40" by the Boston Business Journal; an "Up and Coming
Lawyer" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly; received the "Ten Outstanding Young
Leaders Award" from the Boston Jaycees; and a recipient of the Massachusetts
Black Judges Association Award.
Hart is also active in the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and The
Boston Bar Association, where he served as Council Secretary. He earned
his J.D. in 1999 from Boston College Law School, and a B.A. in Political Science
from The College of Holy Cross. While at Holy Cross, Hart was a four-year
letterman in Division I basketball.