Shelley B. Kroll, Esq.
Cushing-Gavin Award Recipient
Labor Attorney Award, 2014
Shelley joined Segal Roitman in 1985, becoming a partner in the firm in 1992. She knew Segal Roitman was the place for her after spending a semester working there while attending Boston College Law School. After graduating from BC summa cum laude in 1984, Shelley served as a law clerk for Edward Hennessey, then Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, returning to Segal Roitman at the year’s end. Her union clients represent workers in a wide range of industries, including garment shops, distribution centers, industrial laundries, food service, manufacturing, telecommunications, and academia.
“Whether dealing with a multi-billion dollar company or a small family-owned firm, Shelley’s ability to track minute details across industrial, ethnic, cultural, language and organization barriers is often the reason why our union is so effective in organizing and serving our members,” notes Warren Pepicelli, International Executive VP, New England Joint Board UNITE HERE.
Shelley practices law at the negotiating table, before the NLRB, in arbitrations, court litigation and before administrative agencies. She is a frequent speaker at labor law educational programs, conferences of AFL-CIO lawyers, and union-sponsored training classes.
Shelley grew up in Detroit, in a family strongly identified with the labor movement. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan. Before attending law school, she taught UAW members at Wayne State University’s Labor Program, and later worked as a union machinist at General Electric in Lynn.
She and her husband Richard Feigenberg live in Medford. Richard recently retired as a teacher in the Cambridge Public School system. She is the proud mother of Ben, an assistant professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, daughter-in-law Swapna, a Yale law student, and daughter Emily, a community care worker and graduate student at
the Simmons College School of Social Work.
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