Jeffrey M. Sankey
Massachusetts Attorney / Partner at Sankey, Meinelt & Fisher, LLP
Attorney Jeffrey Sankey offers more than thirty years of legal experience and practical common sense advice to clients of the firm.
Attorney Sankey served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1979 to 1993, followed by service in the Marine Corps Reserves until his retirement in 2005 at the rank of Colonel. Throughout his legal career in the Marine Corps, Attorney Sankey represented hundreds of Marines and sailors charged with criminal offenses in courts-martial across the United States. During his final five years of service, Attorney Sankey was assigned as a Military Trial Judge and Senior Reserve Trial Judge for the Marine Corps. Upon his retirement, he was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.
Attorney Jeffrey Sankey served on the Mansfield School Committee for nine years where he developed his passion for working on behalf of students and children. Over the past two decades, Attorney Sankey has developed a practice focused on helping children with disabilities navigate the Massachusetts special education system, guiding parents through the IEP process and securing the best services and placements for children. In addition, Attorney Sankey works to help young people who find themselves in trouble, either at school disciplinary hearings or in Juvenile Court. He also represents children who have suffered physical or sexual abuse in school and is an experienced litigator in Title IX cases.
Attorney Sankey’s practice is also focused in employment law, where he has represented both employers and employees in state and federal courts and before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination involving claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and other workplace issues.
Attorney Jeffrey Sankey also has substantial experience as a criminal defense counsel, and has represented clients in Juvenile, District and Superior Courts throughout the Commonwealth.
Areas of Practice:
- Special Education
- Employment Law & Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment & Title IX Litigation
- Title IX Investigations
- Civil Rights
- Criminal Defense
- Personal Injury
- Massachusetts Bar, 1988
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1993
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1992
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
- Judge Advocate General School-U.S. Army, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1991,
Major: Criminal Law
- Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1987,
Honors: Cum Laude
- Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1979,
Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Criminal Justice
Honors and Awards:
- Meritorious Service Medal
- Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
- Navy Achievement Medial
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Norfolk County Bar Association