Our Attorneys

Justin Amos

Associate

Justin L. Amos is an Associate with Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP.

His practice primarily focuses on litigation, trial, and appellate advocacy in defense of cities, towns, and other public employers in Massachusetts State and Federal Court against claims of negligence, premises liability, civil rights, discrimination, First Amendment, defamation and employment matters. He has substantial experience handling all aspects of civil litigation at both the trial and appellate level. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of Vermont, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Prior to joining Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP, Mr. Amos was an associate at a Boston-based defense litigation firm handling complex medical malpractice, professional liability, premise liability, and consumer-protection class actions. He also has experience defending financial institutions, businesses, and insurance companies in a wide range of complex civil litigation and commercial disputes. He began his legal career as a term law-clerk for the Honorable Arianne D. Vuono of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Representative Matters:

  • GGNSC Admin. Servs., LLC v. Schrader 917 F.3d 20 (1st Cir. 2019), certified questions answered 484 Mass. 181 (2020), aff’d sub nom, GGNSC Admin. Servs., LLC v. Schrader 958 F.3d 93 (1st Cir. 2020)
  • Katz v. Golden Gate Natl. Senior Care, LLC et al., 2019 WL 2914012 (D. Mass. July 8, 2019)
  • Blake v. Hometown America Communities, Inc., 486 Mass. 268 (2020)
  • Ryan v. Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp., 483 Mass. 612 (2019)
  • Dellorusso v. PNC Bank, N.A., 98 Mass. App. Ct. 84, denied, 486 Mass. 1103 (2020)
  • Commonwealth v. Machado, 91 Mass. App. Ct. 1117, denied, 477 Mass. 1112 (2017)
  • Commonwealth v. Wilson, 89 Mass. App. Ct. 1120, denied, 474 Mass. 1111 (2016)

Awards & Honors:

  • Selected to Massachusetts Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” List, 2019-2020

Publications:

  • Co-author, Are Punitive Damages Insurable in Massachusetts? The Trial Court Says“Yes”,” March 2018 The Standard 12
  • Author, A Rock and a Hard Place: Marrying the Public Trial Right with the Waiver Doctrine, 51 New Eng. L. Rev. Forum Online Symposium 100, The Jurisprudence of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Robert J. Cordy (2017)
  • Author, Who Watches the Watchers?, Note, 50 New Eng. L. Rev. 319 (2016)
  • Co-Author, Penny for your thoughts—and my file, The Continuing Duty, Blog (October 2015)

Education

New England School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016

Southern Methodist University, B.F.A., 2013

Bar & Court Admissions

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit