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Worcester Superior Court Upholds Constitutionality of Southborough Public Participation Policy

On March 8, 2021, Worcester Superior Court Justice Shannon Frison granted defendants’ motion for judgment on the pleadings in an action brought against the Town of Southborough and several Town officials by a local resident.  Barron v. Kolenda, Worc. Super. Ct., C.A. No. 2085CV00382.  After the resident yelled “You’re a Hitler!” at the acting chair […]

“Defining Massachusetts Municipal Law” 2021

Notable 2020 Wins Our Experience In addition to the other areas described elsewhere in more detail, we have skill in handling a wide variety of general litigation. U.S. District Court Grants Summary Judgment in Favor of Municipal Defendants on Police Lieutenant’s First Amendment Retaliation and Whistleblower Suit Stuart v. City of Framingham, 2020 WL 360552 […]

Pierce Davis & Perritano Ranked in U.S. News 2021 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the eleventh consecutive year, announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Pierce Davis & Perritano, LLP has been ranked in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 2 practice areas. Firms included in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive […]

PDP Attorney Adam Simms Appointed to Massachusetts Bar Association’s Public Law Section Council

Pierce Davis & Perritano is pleased to announce that attorney Adam Simms has been appointed to the 2020-21 Massachusetts Bar Association’s Public Law Section Council. Mr. Simms’ current practice is centered on municipal civil rights litigation in defense of individuals and Massachusetts towns and agencies in both State and Federal court. He also represents public […]

Pierce Davis & Perritano Announces Three New Partners

Pierce Davis & Perritano is pleased to announce that Seth B. Barnett, Jason W. Crotty, and Melissa M. Malloy have become partners in the firm.   Attorney Barnett’s practice is centered on litigation and trial advocacy in defense of both public sector and private clients in a broad range of complex cases, including land use, civil […]

Attorney John Davis to Speak at MCLE 18th Annual Municipal Law Conference 2020

PDP Partner, John J. Davis, will be presenting “Employment Law Update” at MCLE’s 18th Annual Municipal Law Conference on September 9, 2020.  Mr. Davis is head of Pierce Davis & Perritano’s Governmental Liability and Civil Rights Practice Group. His practice focuses on the defense of cities, towns, and other public employers in suits alleging civil rights violations, discrimination, […]