John J. Davis

John J. Davis
Partner
Municipal Law & Civil Rights Attorney
Practices
Appellate
Civil Rights
Employment Law
Insurance Coverage
Labor & Employment Counsel
General Litigation
Municipal Law
School & Education
Bar & Court Admissions
Bar Admissions
Massachusetts
1981
Rhode Island
1992
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
1982
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
1982
Supreme Court of the United States
2008
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
2009

Attorney Biography

Attorney Experience

Representative Matters

Attorney News

PDP Attorneys Named to 2023 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List
Pierce Davis Perritano Celebrates 25th Anniversary
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 2022 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Partner John J. Davis Obtains Favorable Decision on Behalf of Local School District
Founding Partner John J. Davis Secures Dismissal on Behalf of Wellesley Public Schools
PDP Attorneys Named to 2021 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
PDP Attorneys Named to 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
PDP Partners Judith Perritano and John Davis Named to 2021 Best Lawyers List
Attorney John Davis to Speak at MCLE 18th Annual Municipal Law Conference 2020
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Publications

Author of Chapter 15 "Tort Liability of Schools and School Employees" in School Law in Massachusetts (MCLE 2nd Edition 2012)
"Title VII and the Workplace Romance," IMLA, The Municipal Lawyer Magazine (Jan./Feb. 2012)
"Blogs, Social Networks, and the First Amendment," MMA Municipal Advocate (May 2010)
"Strategies for Avoiding Employment Retaliation Claims," MMA Municipal Advocate (Nov. 2009)
Developments in Municipal Law newsletter articles
Numerous articles in CLE and insurance publications

Speaking Engagements

24th Annual MCLE School Law Conference, Speaker (May 8, 2024)
Massachusetts Municipal Management Association Fall Conference: "Barron v. Kolenda" The Legal Fine Print" Speaker (November 16, 2023)
MMA Webinar: “Regulating Comments at Public Meetings: The Legal and Operational Perspective” Panelist (June 5, 2023)
21st Annual MCLE-MMLA Municipal Law Conference, "Employment Law Update" Speaker (March 22, 2023)
20th Annual MCLE-MMLA Municipal Law Conference, "Employment Law Update" Speaker (March 16, 2022)
19th Annual MCLE-MMLA Municipal Law Conference, "Employment Law Update" Speaker (March 24, 2021)
18th Annual MCLE-MMLA Municipal Law Conference, "Employment Law Update: Handling the Rogue Official" Speaker (September 9, 2020)
20th Annual MCLE School Law Conference, "Preventing and Responding to Harassment in the #MeToo Era" Panelist (August 12, 2020)
2018 MIIA Fall Conference,"Boundaries in an Electronic Age: Social Media in the Municipal Workplace" Speaker (October 30, 2018)
2018 Regional MIIA Conference,"Legal Liability Arising from the use of Social Media by Municipalities and Public Schools," Speaker (April 10, 2018)
16th Annual MCLE-MMLA Municipal Law Conference,"Hot Topics in Employment Law" Speaker (March 7, 2018)
National Business Institute's School Law Seminar, "Cyberbullying and Threats: School Authority and Liability" Speaker (February 2, 2018)
MIIA Risk Management Booth Municipal Quick Talks at the MMA Annual Meeting and Trade Show, "The Limits of Local Zoning: Protecting Religious and Educational Uses" Speaker (January 19, 2018)
2017 SNEAPA Conference,"From Dudley to DC: Religion, Land Use, Planning, and the Courts" Panelist (October 26, 2017)
2017 MMLA Annual Meeting & Conference, "Employment Discrimination: Defending the Municipal Client" Speaker (September 15, 2017)
15th Annual MCLE-MMLA Municipal Law Conference,"Hot Topics in Employment Law" Speaker (March 15, 2017)
National Business Institute Conference,"Special Education Law: The Ultimate Guide" Panelist (May 17, 2016)
2016 Mid-Year Seminar of the International Municipal Lawyers Association,"Issues in Municipal Insurance: Minding the Gaps" Panelist (April 16, 2016)
14th Annual MCLE Municipal Law Conference,"Hot Topics in Employment Law" Speaker (March 16, 2016)
2015 Mid-Year Seminar of the International Municipal Lawyers Association,"The Ethical Litigator" Panelist (April 27, 2015)
13th Annual MCLE Municipal Law Conference,"Hot Topics in Employment Law" Panelist (March 18, 2015)
MCLE Seminar,"Chapter 258, the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act, Section 10 Immunities and The Recreational Use Statute" Speaker (October 20, 2014)
79th Annual Conference of the International Municipal Lawyers Association"When the Defense is Offered Under a Reservation of Rights" Panelist (September 5, 2014)
Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association Seminar,"Chapter 84: The Public Way Defect Statute and Massachusetts Public Accommodation Statute" Speaker (August 7, 2014)
National Business Institute Conference,"Disciplining Students with Behavioral Issues" Speaker (June 3, 2014)
12th Annual MCLE Municipal Law Conference, "Employment and Labor Law: Hot Topics in the Municipal Field" Speaker (March 12, 2014)
MCLE Seminar,"Chapter 258, the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act, Section 10 Immunities" Speaker (November 20, 2013)
Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association Law Program,"Wind Turbines: A Case Study" Speaker (August 8, 2013)
National Business Institute Conference,"Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights" Speaker (June 11, 2013)
2013 Mid-Year Seminar of the International Municipal Lawyers Association,"Insurance Coverage for Municipalities and Municipal Officials" Presenter (April 16, 2013)
11th Annual MCLE Municipal Law Conference,"Personnel Law" Panelist (March 13, 2013)
2013 Annual Conference of the New England Plumbing, Gas & Mechanical Inspectors Association,"Inspectors Liability" Co-presenter (January 22, 2013)
2012 Annual Conference of the Massachusetts City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association,"Federal Court Practice for the Municipal Lawyer" Panelist (September 28, 2012)
10th Annual MCLE Municipal Law Conference,"First Amendment Retaliation: The Public Employer's Perspective" Speaker (March 14, 2012)
National Business Institute Conference,"Student Privacy: The Top Hot Button Legal Issues" Speaker (October 4, 2011)
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