John's practice is focused in civil litigation (trial and appellate) with an emphasis on construction matters. He also represents clients in matters involving commercial, real estate, professional liability, and insurance coverage disputes, as well as surety and fidelity bonds.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1985
    • Cum Laude
  • Yale University, B.A., 1982

Bar Memberships

  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1987

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2009-Present)
  • Peabody & Arnold LLP
    • Partner (1995-2008)
    • Associate (1992-1994)
  • Hutchins & Wheeler
    • Associate (1985-1992)
  • Morrison, Mahoney & Miller
    • Summer Associate (1984)
  • City of Boston Law Department
    • Legal Intern (1983-1984)

Professional Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Construction Law Committee, Co-Chair, 2007 - 2009
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, Vice-Chair, 2001 - 2007
  • American Bar Association, Member: Forum on the Construction Industry; Litigation Section, Construction Litigation Committee; Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association

Special Honors

  • Currently listed in Massachusetts Super Lawyers for the area of Construction Litigation
  • Recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating
  • Richard P. Melick Foundation Award, Town of Needham, 2004

Reported Cases

  • Mike Glynn & Company v. Hy-Brasil Restaurants, Inc., 75 Mass. App. Ct. 322 (2009)
  • N.B. Kenney Company, Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, 70 Mass. App. Ct. 740 (2007)
  • C&I Steel, LLC v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America, 70 Mass. App. Ct. 653 (2007) (amicus brief)
  • United States ex rel. Metric Electric v. EnviroServe, Inc. and National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA, 361 F.Supp.2d 56 (D. Mass. 2003)
  • NASCO, Inc. v. Public Storage, Inc., 29 F.3d 28 (1st Cir. 1994)
  • Bolen v. Paragon Plastics, Inc., 747 Supp. 103 (D. Mass. 1990)
  • Paterson-Leitch Company, Inc. v. Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company, 840 F.2d 985 (1st Cir. 1988)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Town of Needham, Member, Town Meeting, 1990-Present
  • Town of Needham, Member, Permanent Public Building Committee, 1996-2008; Chairman, 1998-2008
  • Town of Needham, Finance Committee, 2009-Present
  • Needham Community Council, Board of Directors, 2010-Present
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham, Board of Advisors, 2007-2008; Board of Trustees 2008-Present
  • Needham Youth Hockey, Former Coach, Vice President and Member of Board of Directors
  • Yale Alumni Fund, Class Agent