Our Attorneys

John Wilusz


John Wilusz is an Associate with Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP.

His practice primarily focuses on litigation and trial advocacy in defense of cities, towns, and other public employers in Massachusetts State and Federal Court. Mr. Wilusz’s experience representing municipalities and schools includes defense of negligence, premises liability, civil rights, discrimination, First Amendment, defamation and employment cases. He also has experience representing providers of home health, nursing, and hospice services.

Prior to joining Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP, Mr. Wilusz was an associate at a Boston law firm specializing in litigation. He gained significant litigation experience representing plaintiffs in personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and other claims in Superior Court.

Mr. Wilusz received his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School (cum laude), 2012. As a law student, Mr. Wilusz was a staff member and editor of the Suffolk University Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Northeastern University (magna cum laude), 2008.

Representative Matters:

  • Cass v. Town of Wayland, 383 F. Supp. 3d 66 (D. Mass. 2019)
  • Comley v. Town of Rowley, 296 F. Supp. 3d 327 (D. Mass. 2017)
  • Federico v. Town of Rowley, et al, 2016 WL 7155984 (D. Mass.)
  • Loreti v. Tulimieri, 60 N.E.3d 1197 (Mass. App. Ct. 2016)
  • McGrath v. Town of Sandwich, 169 F.Supp.3d 251 (D. Mass. 2015)
  • DaRosa v. City of New Bedford, 471 Mass. 446 (2015) – amicus curiae brief on behalf of Massachusetts Municipal Association

Awards & Honors:

  • Selected to Massachusetts Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list, 2015-2020


  • Federal Civil Procedure – Government May Intervene and Invoke State Secrets Privilege For Defendant Company That Allegedly Assisted CIA Mohamed v. Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc., 614 F.3d 1090 (9th Cir. 2010) (en banc), cert. denied, 131 S. Ct. 2442 (2011), 44 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 981 (2011)
  • Constitutional Law – Arrest or Impaired Movement Material to Physical Force Seizure Analysis – Brooks v. Gaenzle, 614 F.3d 1213 (10th Cir. 2010), cert. denied, 131 S. Ct. 1045 (2011), 45 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 227 (2011)
  • Frequent contributor to PDP’s Developments in Municipal Law newsletter

Associations and Professional Memberships:

  • Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Suffolk University Law School Alumni Mentor Program

Community Involvement:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay


Suffolk University, J.D., cum laude, 2012

Northeastern University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008

Bar & Court Admissions

Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2012)

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts (2014)