Morgan, Brown & Joy Celebrates 100 Years as a Leading Management-Side Labor and Employment Law Firm in New England

Morgan, Brown & Joy, a Boston-based labor and employment law firm, celebrates its 100th anniversary. For a century, the firm has guided employers through the ever-changing employment and labor law landscape, and partnered with organizations of all sizes to reduce risk and protect important interests. The firm will commemorate the centennial celebration throughout 2023 with a series of social media campaigns, community acts of kindness and a client event this spring.

“Witnessing this historic event is an honor,” said former managing partner, Robert P. Joy. “As we celebrate this milestone, we remember all the attorneys and employees who contributed to the firm’s lasting success. Our strength has always been rooted in a collegial group of highly talented lawyers focused on delivering clients the best possible service every day. We thank our clients, colleagues, partners, and friends who have supported us all these years.”

In 1923, Boston attorney John W. Morgan recognized the emerging legislative trends that would ultimately reshape the American employment landscape. That year, he and his partners founded what is now Morgan, Brown & Joy, beginning a legacy of legal innovation and excellence that has lasted a century.

In the 1930s, legislation, including the Norris-LaGuardia Act and the Wagner Act, expanded the field of labor law—and the client roster at Morgan, Brown & Joy. The firm continued to grow throughout the 1940s and 1950s, serving clients in diverse industries, including retail, public utilities, manufacturing, higher education, transportation, and more. This set the pattern for the 1960s and 1970s, as the firm continued to expand in response to new legislation in the areas of civil rights, occupational health and safety, and pension protection.

In recent years, the field of employment law has become increasingly complex with new legislation and an economy transformed by digital technology. Throughout it all, the Morgan, Brown & Joy team has remained at the forefront of change, developing innovative strategies to help clients reduce their legal and financial risk.

Over the decades, many members of the firm have served as leaders of civic and charitable organizations. The tradition of service to the community established by the founders of the firm has continued through today.  

“We are proud of the firm’s history and honored to have earned the trust and confidence of clients and friends who have made it possible to celebrate this milestone,” said current managing partner, Jaclyn L. Kugell. “We are excited about the future and look forward to working with clients to meet the challenges and opportunities of the next 100 years.”  

About Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP

Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side labor and employment law firms in New England, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, educational and health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.