Amy B. Yarbro Partner

Boston, MA Providence, RI London, UK

Phone: (617) 439-7594 Fax: (617) 342-4918 Download VCard

Amy B. Yarbro

Amy is a partner practicing civil defense litigation with a focus on employment law, professional liability, and directors and officers (D&O) liability in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  She defends nursing homes, assisted living facilities, large retailers, small businesses, home care agencies, medical and real estate professionals, and individuals in a wide range of matters involving employment discrimination and retaliation claims, wage and hour disputes, medical malpractice, wrongful death, condominium disputes, premises liability, landlord-tenant matters, and transportation.  She represents clients in matters before state and federal courts as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights. Amy is also the founder and Chair of the firm’s Wellness Committee.

Amy has tried cases in the Massachusetts Superior and District courts and successfully mediated and arbitrated numerous cases in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  She has also prevailed on summary judgment in high exposure cases.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained defense verdict in favor of a skilled nursing facility in a wrongful death case in which the plaintiff alleged that care provided to the decedent’s pressure sore did not comply with the standard of care.
  • Successfully represented numerous clients in employment cases before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights (RICHR), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). 
  • Obtained numerous summary judgments and dismissals for clients in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Publications

  • Implied Warranty of Habitability in PI Actions, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, May 26, 2014
  • No Duty, No Case: When Summary Judgment is Appropriate in Negligence Actions, The Standard, Feb. 14, 2014
  • Mending Broken Promises: Allowing Homeowners to Pursue Claims of Promissory Estoppel Against Lenders When Denied Loan Modifications, 47 New Eng. L. Rev. 985 (2013)

Speaking Engagements

Memberships

  • ALFA International Labor & Employment Practice Group and Steering Committee
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association (MassDLA)
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee 
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Defense Counsel Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Elected by her peers to the Best Lawyers: Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants List (2021-2022)
  • Named to Super Lawyers' Massachusetts 2020 Annual List of Top Lawyers: Top Women Edition
  • Selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine list as a "Rising Star" in Civil Litigation: Defense (2018-2022)
  • While in law school, received the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Clinical Evidence and Family Law, was a member of Dean’s List, and named as a New England Scholar for academic achievement
  • Served as editor on the New England Law Review

Boston, MA Office

250 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
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Providence, RI Office

10 Weybosset Street
Suite 900
Providence, RI 02903
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London, UK Office

3 More London Riverside
London, UK SE1 2HB
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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Degrees

  • B.A. — The University of Texas at Arlington
  • J.D., magna cum laude — New England Law | Boston

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