Carie A. Torrence represents employers, particularly in the healthcare industry, in:

  • Harassment, discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation
  • Labor arbitrations
  • Collective bargaining negotiations

She appears in Massachusetts federal and state courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the National Labor Relations Board and handles claims arising under:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act

Carie also advises employers on a broad range of labor and employment law matters, including leave issues, employee discipline and discharge and litigation avoidance. She also provides compliance counseling.

Additionally, Carie has served as a panelist and instructor at numerous legal conferences and seminars and is the author of publications covering employment law developments in Massachusetts and the rest of the country. She also is a regular contributor to the firm's Healthcare-related publications.

Carie serves as the co-chair of the Human Relations Advisory Committee for the Town of Reading. Previously, she worked as a city attorney for the City of North Las Vegas, Nevada where she acted as the chief legal officer responsible for all legal matters. During her seven-year tenure, she counseled elected officials and city leaders on a variety of labor and employment law matters and represented the city in employment-related litigation, including successfully defending five judgments appealed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and arguing before the Nevada Supreme Court. Carie also oversaw labor relations issues, such as labor negotiations, arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Health Lawyers Association


Federal Bar Association


Massachusetts Bar Association


Boston Bar Association

News, Analysis & Press

Fate of NLRB Recess Appointments Now in Hands of Supreme Court

The Labouring Oar, Federal Bar Association

September 1, 2013

Obama Board Under Fire For Activist Agenda

36th Labor Activity Report

American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration


EFCA Battle Moves to the NLRB


April 9, 2010

Books & Book Chapters

  • Altering the Physical Environment, ADA, G.L.c. 151B, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation in Massachusetts, second edition, chapter author, 2011


  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1999
  • B.B.A., University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration, 1995

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada