Jill M. Schafer

Jill M. Schafer

Worcester, Massachusetts

Attorney Schafer is an associate with the firm focusing her practice in civil litigation, business and commercial law and real estate law. Jill also has experience in the areas of municipal law, land use and regulation, zoning and planning and medical marijuana regulation and litigation.

Prior to joining Pojani Hurley & Ritter, LLP, Jill was Assistant Town Counsel for the Town of Needham and previously held associate positions at firms in Boston and Wellesley.

Jill is a member of the Hudson Zoning Board of Appeals and has served on various ad hoc committees for the Town of Hudson. She has provided pro bono legal services for Habitat for Humanity of North Central Massachusetts and served as Correspondence Secretary for the Hudson build. Jill is active in Hudson youth sports, including Hudson Youth Soccer, Baseball and Football as a coach and volunteer. Jill is also active with the Advanced Math and Science Academy's PTO as a legal advisor and volunteer.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1999
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2001


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. cum laude - 1996
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: Political Science
  • Suffolk University, Sawyer School of Management, Boston, Massachusetts
    • M.B.A. - 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Worcester County Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association

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