In Memoriam

We regret to announce the unexpected death of Bill Harrington, a founder of Harrington & Rice, P.C., on August 25, 2021. Bill was an outstanding attorney and valued friend. Bill was the beloved husband of Janette (Robinson) Harrington, and the devoted father of William T. “Billy” Harrington, Jr. of Sterling, VA, and Jacqueline M. Harrington and Charles “Grady” Harrington of Hingham. Here is a link to Bill’s obituary.

Harrington & Rice, P.C. will continue to provide legal representation of the highest quality to its clients.

Please direct any communications intended for Bill by email to inmemoriam@harringtonrice.com.

Dan Rice may be contacted at dwr@harringtonrice.com.
Christine Maglione may be contacted at cam@harringtonrice.com.

William Harrington Head Shot

William T. Harrington

Harrington & Rice, P.C.

My practice concentrates on employment law and business litigation. I regularly defend employers from discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour complaints; advocate for departing executives in the negotiation of severance agreements, in the defense of claimed violations of non-competition and nondisclosure agreements, and in the pursuit of wage claims on their behalf; counsel employers on hiring, firing, and classification decisions; draft employee policies, handbooks, and contracts on behalf of employers; and represent businesses in a wide range of business and commercial litigation.

I am a 1989 graduate of Boston College where I majored in history. I graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 1993 near the top of my class and was an editor for the Suffolk University Law Review. Following graduation, I served a one-year judicial clerkship for Associate Justice Joseph R. Nolan of Massachusetts’ highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, during which I assisted Justice Nolan in drafting court opinions.

I gained extensive employment and business litigation experience as an associate at two mid-sized Boston law firms and have represented a wide range of businesses and individuals in varied and complex litigation.

I also served for several years as an Assistant District Attorney for Norfolk County. As an Assistant District Attorney, I gained invaluable experience conducting many jury trials and jury-waived trials. While a prosecutor, I also worked on numerous appeals, drafting briefs and arguing many times before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Since 1998, I have been a co-author of a legal treatise, Federal Civil Practice, which is part of the “Massachusetts Practice Series” published by Thomson Reuters. It was first published in 1998, with a new edition published in 2008, and with pocket-part updates published every year. The book focuses on civil practice and procedure in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

I have been a member of the Massachusetts bar since 1993 and the bars of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals since 1994.

I live in Hingham with my wife and three children. I am a member of Hingham’s Community Preservation Committee.

Practice Areas

Employment Law – Representing management in all aspects of employment law. Also, advocate for departing executives in negotiating severance agreements and pursuing wage claims.

Business Litigation – Representing businesses in a wide variety of business and commercial disputes.

Executive Advocacy – Advocating for departing executives in the negotiation of severance agreements, in the defense of non-competition and nondisclosure agreements, and in the pursuit of wage claims.

Wage & Hour Litigation – Representing both employers and employees with respect to claims asserting violations of the Mass. Wage Act, the FLSA, and related statutes.

Defense of Employment Claims – Defend employers against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage complaints and lawsuits.

Insurance Defense – Retained by insurers to represent employers and other insureds in defense of employment and civil rights lawsuits.


Suffolk University Law School,
J.D. – 1993
Boston College,
B.A. – 1989

Bar Admission

• Massachusetts, 1993
• U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1994
• U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1994

Past Positions

• Law Office of William T. Harrington/Harrington Law, P.C., 2008 to 2020
• Glynn, Landry, Harrington & Rice, LLP, Partner, 2002 to 2008
• Ferriter Scobbo & Rodophele, P.C., Associate, 2000 to 2002
• Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1998 to 2000
• Hanify & King, P.C., Associate, 1994 to 1998
• Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Judicial Law Clerk, 1993 to 1994

Professional Associations

• Massachusetts Bar Association
• Law Clerk’s Society of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
• Plymouth County Bar Association

Published Works

Co-author, Federal Civil Practice, Thomson Reuters, Massachusetts Practice Series Vol. 46, 2008



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