John J. Davis is a Partner with Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP.
He is head of the firm’s Governmental Liability and Civil Rights Practice Group.
His primary practice focuses on the defense of cities, towns, and other public employers and public officials in suits alleging civil rights violations, discrimination, harassment, negligence, and educators’ and school board liability.
Mr. Davis has successfully defended police officers sued for wrongful death and civil rights violations in connection with fatal shootings, high speed pursuits, and suicides by pre-trial detainees; school officials accused of harassment; sexual assault or unlawful discipline of students; and other public officials against allegations of defamation, abuse of process, unlawful license revocation, and wrongful termination.
Mr. Davis also serves as an independent investigator into complaints of harassment and discrimination in the workplace and Title IX violations. He has completed MCAD certified training in conducting internal employment discrimination complaint investigations.
Besides his primary practice areas, Mr. Davis also has significant litigation and trial experience in insurance coverage, sexual abuse and molestation, premises liability, and negligent security. He frequently appears in all Massachusetts courts, in the United States District Courts, and before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Mr. Davis is also licensed to practice law in Rhode Island.
Mr. Davis has been practicing in Boston since 1981. In 1998, he joined in co-founding Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP.