John Cloherty Authors Chapter in MCLE’s “Federal Civil Litigation in the First Circuit”


Pierce Davis & Perritano litigation partner, John J. Cloherty III, authored Chapter 12 on “Damages Actions Under Section 1983” in Federal Civil Litigation in the First Circuit. Published by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) in July 2017, the book provides insight into the many aspects of federal civil practice.

Chapter 12 – Damages Actions Under Section 1983 includes:

  • Basic Requirements
  • Procedural Issues
  • Types of Claims
  • Damages
  • Immunity

You may see the full outline of Chapter 12 and the entire book on the MCLE website.

About the Author

JOHN J. CLOHERTY III is a partner of Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP in Boston. His John J. Cloherty III - litigation and trial attorneypractice includes civil rights, elevator liability, employment law, insurance coverage, product liability, workplace investigations, and governmental, municipal, and school liability. Previously, he was an assistant corporation counsel for the City of Boston, a Rhode Island assistant public defender, and a clerk to the Hon. Donald F. Shaw of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He is a member of the Massachusetts Council of School Attorneys, Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association, International Municipal Lawyers Association, and the Rhode Island and Boston Bar Associations. Mr. Cloherty is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and Providence College.