Verdicts & Awards

Recent Civil Jury Verdicts:

Toussaint v. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, et al., 2014 cv 2253

  • In May 2018, Attorney MacLellan single-handedly tried and secured a groundbreaking verdict on behalf of her Haitian-American client in a retaliation case against Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 
  • After a two week trial, the jury awarded $28 million for lost wages, emotional distress and punitive damages.

Avila v. Levy Restaurants, 1384 cv 112

  • In March  2016, Attorney MacLellan obtained a jury verdict for her client in a discrimination case, and the jury awarded damages for lost wages, emotional distress and punitive damages. 



  • 2018 Lawyer of the Year – In 2018, Attorney MacLellan was named as one of twelve Lawyers of the Year in Massachusetts by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
  • Super Lawyer – Attorney MacLellan has been named a Super Lawyer every year from 2018 to present.
  • 2021 Top Women in Law – Attorney MacLellan was named one of the Top Women in Law in Massachusetts in 2021.


  • The Boston Globe | May 24, 2018 
    Jury awards black nurse $28 million in hospital retaliation suit 
    “A Haitian-American nurse who sued Brigham and Women’s Hospital for discrimination and retaliation was awarded more than $28 million by a jury Wednesday — an amount several attorneys said is the largest verdict of this type in Massachusetts.”
  • Boston Magazine | 5/24/2018 
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital Found Guilty of Retaliating against Nurse 
    “This is a monumental verdict, and it really shows the jury was outraged at the treatment of this lifelong nurse,” Allison MacLellan, Toussaint’s lawyer, told the Globe. “[It’s] sending a message to the Brigham and other institutions that retaliating against someone for standing up for what’s right won’t be tolerated.”
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