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.
- Comley v. Town of Rowley, __ F. Supp. 3d __, 2017 WL 4927664 (D. Mass. Oct. 31, 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, 2015 WL 5722728 (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, 2015-2017
- 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
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
- Developments in Municipal Law Newsletter: Summer 2018
- Representing Cities and Towns Across Massachusetts
- Ankle Fracture Claim Dismissed Following Successful Arbitration
- Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Rowley
- Federal Court Dismisses First Amendment and Equal Protection Claims – Comley v. Town of Rowley
- Fire Chief Held Not Liable in Employment Defamation Trial
- Pierce Davis & Perritano Attorneys Named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Star Lists
- Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Town Voluntarily Dismissed
- Bicyclists Claims of Negligence Against City Dismissed for Failure to Give Notice Within Statute of Limitations: Twohig v. City of Salem
- Federal Court Dismisses FMLA and Massachusetts Small Necessities Leave Act Interference and Retaliation Claims: Federico v. Town of Rowley
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)