Kiley M. Belliveau is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Kiley focuses her practice on the representation of employers in litigation matters, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, whistleblower, breach of contract, wage and hour, and employee leave matters, as well as other statutory and common law claims under state and federal law. She has represented a wide variety of employers – including hospitals, nursing homes, educational institutions, corporations, municipalities, and non-profit organizations, to name a few – before state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition to her employment litigation practice, Kiley counsels employers on the myriad compliance, training, and risk management issues that can arise out of the employment relationship. Kiley enjoys working with her clients to develop personnel policies and practices that achieve their business objectives and comply with applicable law.
Kiley has experience in all facets of complex civil litigation, including discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeals. Kiley has secured the dismissal of claims at the motion to dismiss and summary judgment stages, and has also participated in trying cases to defense verdict. Kiley has also defended professional liability, products liability, premises liability, and commercial matters in state and federal courts. Prior to joining Peabody & Arnold LLP, Kiley worked as an associate at Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy, P.C., where she assisted in the trial of complex, high-stakes product liability matters. Upon graduation from Suffolk University Law School, Kiley was a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court.
Kiley is a 2007 graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy at Stanford Law School and the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s National Trial Academy at the National Judicial College.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, 2004 (Member, Moot Court Honor Board; Note Editor, Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy; Student Prosecutor, Suffolk Prosecutors Clinical Program)
College of the Holy Cross, cum laude, 2001 (Member, English Honors Program; Holy Cross Dance Ensemble)
Massachusetts Superior Court, 2004-2005
- Boston Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
- Nina Shervin, M.D. v. Partners HealthCare System, Inc., et al., 804 F.3d 23 (1st Cir. 2015)(affirming judgment entered on behalf of orthopedic residency director after six-week jury trial of plaintiff’s gender discrimination, retaliation, and tort claims).