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Land Court Upholds Bylaw Requiring Solar Energy Facility to Obtain Special Permit

On December 12, 2019, Chief Justice Gordon Piper of the Massachusetts Land Court denied the plaintiff, PLH LLC’s Motion for Summary Judgment on a petition filed under G.L. c. 240, § 14A, challenging the validity of the Town of Ware Zoning Bylaw.  Plaintiff plans to install two large ground-mounted solar energy facilities totaling 8.0 MW […]

Pierce Davis & Perritano Makes Holiday Season a Little Brighter for Massachusetts Children

Each year Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP participates in an annual Toy Drive organized through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). The toy drive makes the holiday season a little brighter for children living in foster care, state-run residential facilities and impoverished homes in Massachusetts. PDP employees, as well as their family members […]

Pierce Davis & Perritano Ranked in U.S. News 2020 “Best Law Firms”

November 4, 2019 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the tenth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and regionally in 2 practice areas. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive […]

Pierce Davis & Perritano Attorneys Named to 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Star Lists

Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP is pleased to announce that eleven of the firm’s attorneys have been selected to the 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists. 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list: Judith A. Perritano; Personal Injury Products, Defense Maria E. DeLuzio; Civil Litigation, Defense Meghan L. Riordan; Personal Injury Products, Defense John J. Davis; State, […]

PDP Associate, Melissa Malloy, to Speak at TKG’s Live Webcast “Product Liability Litigation: Key Trends to Watch”

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced that Melissa M. Malloy, Associate, Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP will speak at the live webcast entitled: “Product Liability Litigation: Key Trends to Watch.” This event is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 […]

Judith Perritano Selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers List

Judith A. Perritano, managing partner at Pierce Davis & Perritano, was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. This is the third year that Judy has been listed in the Litigation –  Insurance category. Judy is a highly skilled litigator with 30 years of extensive experience […]

John Davis Selected to the 2020 Best Lawyers List

John J. Davis was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. This is the fifth year that John has been listed in the Employment Law – Management category. John is head of Pierce Davis & Perritano’s Governmental Liability and Civil Rights Practice Group. His practice focuses on the defense of […]

PDP Attorney Gets Martha’s Vineyard Moped Case Dismissed

Pierce Davis & Perritano attorney, Jason Crotty, recently secured a dismissal for the Town of Oak Bluffs in a lawsuit involving the moped crash of Noelle Lambert in 2016. “Lambert and her parents sought damages against the town for medical bills, emotion distress to the parents, and the injuries Lambert received…Oak Bluffs said it was […]

PDP Partner Quoted in Cape Cod Times Article

Pierce Davis & Perritano Partner, John Davis, was recently quoted in an article by Cape Cod Times titled, “Shark-detection Systems Raise Liability Issues.”   “’I would agree that they (municipalities) shouldn’t simply be guided by whether or not they can be held culpable or liable for decisions they make. They should make decisions based on […]