Notable Experience

John has tried many eminent domain cases, and briefed and argued numerous appeals, arising out of major public works projects in eastern and central Massachusetts, including:

  • Boston’s Big Dig
  • Sagamore Rotary Flyover Project
  • Route 44 limited access highway project in southeastern Massachusetts
  • Route 146 and Route 146/Route 90 interchange project in central Massachusetts
  • Route 3 North road widening and interchange improvement project in north central Massachusetts.

John has also tried and handled appeals of eminent domain cases arising out of various:

  • Bridge repair and replacement projects
  • Courthouse-related construction projects
  • Watershed protection, conservation, park and open space preservation projects and
  • Road widening and infrastructure improvement projects.

Examples of reported appellate decisions John has briefed and argued include:

  • Sorenti Bros., Inc. v. Com., 468 Mass. 189 (2014)
  • 249 A Street Coop. Corp. v. Mass. Highway Dept., 80 Mass. App. Ct.. 1111 (2011)
  • Boston Water & Sewer Commission v. Com., 64 Mass. App. Ct. 611 (2005)

Frontage Development Corp. v. Com., 57 Mass. App. Ct. 1106, further app. rev. den. 439 Mass. 1103 (2003)