John Davis Selected to the 2019 Best Lawyers List


John J. Davis was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. This is the fourth year that John has been listed in the Employment Law – Management category.

John 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, harassment, negligence, and educators’ and school board liability. He 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.

A member of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island bars, John frequently appears in federal and state courts as well as before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. He often speaks at municipal law conferences and writes legal updates for PDP’s Developments in Municipal Law newsletter.

John can be reached at 617-350-0950 or

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