Theresa Finn Dever

Theresa Finn Dever is a partner of the firm. A cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Ms. Finn Dever earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. Prior to beginning her litigation practice, Ms. Finn Dever served for a year as a law clerk and then as chief law clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court.  For five years from 1995 through 2000, Attorney Dever worked as an attorney in the Trial Department of Perkins, Smith & Cohen in Boston specializing in employment law.

Attorney Dever joined Riley & Dever in Lynnfield, Massachusetts in 2000 where she works on matters of civil litigation specializing in employment law.  In her practice, Ms. Finn Dever has represented business and non-profits in all matters of employment issues, including all aspects of human resources matters.  She advises clients in wrongful termination and harassment claims and has represented clients in discrimination complaints before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the EEOC.  Ms. Finn Dever routinely reviews employment policies and procedures for corporate and non-profit clients and employment agreements for employees and businesses. She also frequently represents parties in civil litigation matters in state and federal court.  She conducts training and investigations in employment matters.

Attorney Dever is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Finn Dever is a member of the Essex County and Greater Lynn Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. In the past, the Supreme Judicial Court appointed her to a three-year term to its Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure.  For more than thirty years, Theresa has volunteered at Julie’s Family Learning Program, a nationally recognized life skills and family literacy program for low-income families, in her hometown of South Boston, Massachusetts serving as a board member and volunteer.  She has also served as a member and officer of various parent teacher organizations and as a member of the school advisory council.  Additionally, she has served on political action committees for the new Glover School and renovation of the Old Town House, both in Marblehead.

She is married to Attorney Joseph P. Dever and is the mother of five children