Ira H. Zaleznik

Ira H. Zaleznik

Attorney Contact Info:

Phone: 617.439.4990
Fax: 617.439.3987

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Professional Bio:

Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts, 1977
U.S. Federal Court, 1978
U.S. Supreme Court, 1982

Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1977
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Massachusetts Bar Association, 1977 - Present Member
Massachusetts City Solicitor & Town Counsel Association, 1987 - Present Associate Member


Ira Zaleznik is a 1974 graduate of Harvard College and a 1977 graduate of the Cornell Law School. A litigation specialist for his entire career, Mr. Zaleznik has successfully brought and defended cases and appeals in all courts, from local District Courts all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States.

With over fifty reported cases in the Federal and State Courts, Mr. Zaleznik has been on the cutting edge of the law, creating precedents in such areas as civil rights, constitutional claims, municipal law, administrative procedure, torts and contract claims.

Practice Description:

Litigation; mediation; trials and appeals before all federal and state courts and administrative agencies

Areas of Practice:

Litigation & Appeals
Municipal Law
Administrative Law
Civil Rights
Zoning and Planning

Cases & Clients

City of Revere v. Massachusetts General Hosp., 103 S.Ct. 2979 (U.S.Mass. 1983)
Marshfield Family Skateland, Inc. v. Town of Marshfield, 450 N.E.2d 605 (Mass. 1983)
Bordanaro v. McLeod, 871 F.2d 1151 (C.A.1 (Mass.) 1989)
Fox v. Planning Bd. of Milton, 511 N.E.2d 30 (Mass.App.Ct. 1987)
Herwins v. City of Revere, 163 F.3d 15 (1st Cir. 1998)
Revere Retirement Board v. Contributory Retirement Appeal Board, 36 Mass.App.Ct. 99 (Mass.App.Ct. 1991)
Mayor of Revere v. Civil Service Commission, 31 Mass.App.Ct. 315 (Mass.App.Ct. 1991)
Cinnelli v. Revere, 820 F.2d 474 (1st Cir 1987)
Gennari v. City of Revere, 23 Mass.App.Ct. 979 (Mass.App.Ct. 1987)
Gans Tire Sale v. City of Chelsea, 16 Mass.App.Ct. 947 (Mass.App.Ct. 1983)
Shell Oil Co. v. City of Revere, 383 Mass 682 (1981)
Park Drive Towing v. City of Revere, 60 Mass. App. Ct 173 (2003), s.c. 442 Mass. 80 (2004)
Bellin v. Kelley, 48 Mass. App. Ct. 573 (2000), s.c. 435 Mass 261 (2001)
T&D Video v. City of Revere, 62 Mass. App. Ct. 461 (2006), s.c. 450 Mass. 107 (2007)
Denver Street LLC v. Town of Saugus, 462 Mass. 651 (2012)

Ira Zaleznik is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell

Ira Zaleznik is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell in 2016

Ira Zaleznik was included in the Super Lawyers® list for the following years:

Attorney Zaleznik is a 2016 Super Lawyer Attorney Zaleznik is a 2015 Super Lawyerwas selected a Super Lawyer in 2014
Super Lawyers 2013