John J. Cloherty III

John J. Cloherty III
Municipal Law & Civil Rights Attorney
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Rhode Island
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

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PDP Proudly Sponsors Federal Bar Association's Annual Federal Judicial Reception
Pierce Davis & Perritano Partners Receive 2023 AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
PDP Attorneys Named to 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
PDP Attorneys Named to 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Attorney John Cloherty to Speak at MCLE 18th Annual Municipal Law Conference 2020
Attorney John Cloherty to Speak at MCLE 17th Annual Municipal Law Conference
Massachusetts Appeals Court Denies Developers Claims that Towns Decisions Amounted to a Regulatory Taking
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Author, Chapter 12, "Damages Actions Under Section 1983," published in Federal Civil Litigation in the First Circuit, MCLE (July 2017) (revised July 2019) (2021 update pending publication)
Author, Chapter 5, "Legal Representation in Civil Lawsuits Arising from Police-Involved Shootings," published in Suicide by Cop: A Comprehensive Examination of the Phenomenon and its Aftermath, (Vivan B. Lord) (Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. Feb. 2015)
Author, "The Supreme Court's Vance and Nassar Decisions: The Burden of Proof in Employment Discrimination Cases and Other Developments", published in Employment Law 2014 - Aspatore Publishing, Thomas/Reuter, 2014 WL 343156 (February 2014)
Author, Chapter "A Discussion of Emerging Trends in Municipal Law," published in Aspatore Books: Navigating Municipal Employment Issues, (West Services Inc. 2011) online at Thomson/Reuter, 2011 WL 6740832 (December 2011)
Co-Author, Chapter 2: "Massachusetts Rules of Evidence in the Federal Courts, Massachusetts Evidence" A Courtroom Reference(MCLE 2008)
Chapter 5, "Legal Defense of Law Enforcement Officers in Police Shooting Cases," published in Suicide By Cop" (Vivian B. Lord) (Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. 2004)
Note, The Serious Juvenile Offender in the Adult Criminal System: The Jurisprudence of Rhode Island's Waiver and Certification Procedures, 26 Suffolk U.L. Rev. 407 (1992) - cited by RI Supreme Court in Re Harrison
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Speaking Engagements

21st Annual MCLE-MMLA Municipal Law Conference, "Employment Law Update" Speaker (March 22, 2023)
20th Annual Municipal Law Conference 2022, "Employment Law: Litigation Tips in Representing the Municipality in Big Cases" (March 16, 2022)
18th Annual MCLE-MMLA Municipal Law Conference, "First Amendment Update: Signs, Panhandlers, Public Meetings" (September 9, 2020)
Municipal Lawyers Association, "Covid-19 Response: Labor Issues with Returning Employees", Panelist (June 24, 2020)
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 17th Annual Municipal Law Conference, "Public Employment Law Meets the First Amendment" (March 13, 2019)
A.M. Best Insurance Law Podcast "Managing ESI Discovery Expenses" (November 7, 2018)
A.M. Best Insurance Law Podcast "Update on School Bullying and Cyber Bullying Claims" (October 3, 2017)
International Municipal Lawyers Association, "Personnel Holidays and Religion in the Municipal Workplace," Co-Speaker, Webinar (November 18, 2015)
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., "Trying Your First, or Next, Civil Case in Federal Court," Panelist (April 10, 2003; March 31, 2004; March 24, 2005; March 23, 2006; March 1, 2007; April 9, 2008, May 8, 2014)
International Municipal Lawyers Association, "Religious Expression in the Public Workplace," Co-speaker, Audio Seminar (March 20, 2013)
Massachusetts Bar Association, Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section Open Meeting, "What's Bullying," Panelist (February 9, 2011)
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc., 8th Annual Municipal Law Conference, "What's New in Personnel Law and Labor Relations" (March 18, 2010)
Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association, "Risk Management Seminar - Conflict of Interest "For Elected and Appointed Officials," Panelist (June 10, 2009)
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