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Rebecca Tatem

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Phone: (617) 521-8600

391 Totten Pond Rd, #402
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451

Ms. Tatem specializes in employment-related counseling and litigation. She represents employees in private negotiations as well as in state and federal court. She has also argued appeals to the Massachusetts Appeals Court. She regularly represents employees in proceedings before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination as well.

Prior to joining the Law Office of Joseph L. Sulman in 2016, Ms. Tatem practiced for over five years at a boutique litigation firm in Sharon, where she focused on wage and hour violations, as well as employment discrimination. She won several favorable decisions for employees in state and federal court in claims under the Wage Act, Independent Contractor Statute, and overtime laws.

Ms. Tatem grew up in New Jersey and has lived in Massachusetts for over twenty years. She has resided in Sharon with her family since 2009. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Tatem studied classical and near eastern archaeology. She has worked on the archaeological excavation of the Roman levels of Tel Dor in Israel, and was Ceramics Supervisor at a Celt-Iberian site in Villa Martin, Spain.


J.D., Boston College Law School, 2011

M.A., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 2000
(Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology)
Magna cum laude (top 10%), Thesis: Jewish Quarter of Apollinopolis Magna

B.A., Wellesley College, 1998
(Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology)
Summa cum laude (top 5%), Phi Beta Kappa Society, Departmental Honors, Stecher Scholarship, Thesis: Representations of Hermaphroditos in Hellenistic and Roman Art

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Massachusetts, 2011
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2012
Interests and Volunteer Activities
  • South Shore Horseman’s Council
  • St. John the Evangelist School, Canton (parent volunteer)