Established in 1986, the Law Office of John J. Gushue (Gushue Law) has been providing aggressive, experienced representation and litigation services to individuals and businesses in legal matters of a civil (non-criminal) nature for more than 32 years. The core of the law practice is civil litigation, including jury trials, arbitrations, mediations and administrative hearings, covering a wide range of claims and subjects. In general, our principal practice areas include environmental law; real estate, zoning, permitting and land use and development; personal injury and property damage insurance claims; business and corporate matters; unfair or deceptive business practices; and consumer protection claims. The practice is not limited to these areas, and if your case doesn't seem to fit a certain category, we can assist you even if only to refer you to a trusted colleague or firm with the particular legal skills that your case requires. In the cases that we do accept, we can call on a network of technical and medical experts and specialized attorneys as needed to provide research, opinions and assistance.


Gushue Law represents clients in cases involving a wide range of technical and legal issues in Massachusetts District, Superior, Housing, Probate and Land Courts; the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; and the U.S. District Court. We also routinely represent clients before local, state and federal agencies, boards, commissions, and authorities, such as Planning and Health, and Zoning Appeal Boards, Conservation Commissions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Unit, and numerous others.


We return phone calls within one business day, and we provide honest assessments  of cases, whether good or bad, and we perform all work with the highest level of care and attention to detail.


For a free initial discussion of your legal question or case, call today at 508-998-7300 or use the contact form link at left to submit your inquiry by email.

Practice Areas and Types of Cases

Learn more about Gushue Law's principal areas of practice and the types of cases that we typically handle.  

Practice Areas

Gushue Law, New Bedford, MA 02740

Environmental Law & Permitting, Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use, Personal Injury & Insurance Claims, Civil Litigation - Hearings, Trials & Appeals.


In Environmental Law, we handle administrative agency proceedings as well as civil trials under laws and regulations governing wetlands, water quality and storm water (Clean Water Act), air quality, noise, wastewater and Title 5, waterways and piers, solid waste, oil and hazardous waste sites (CERCLA and Chapter 21E), and environmental impacts (NEPA and MEPA). We also handle cases with technical and legal issues in zoning and permitting, land use and development, regulatory compliance and enforcement, construction disputes, property disputes and damage claims, toxic torts and mold contamination.


Serving clients throughout eastern Massachusetts - New Bedford, Boston, Taunton, Fall River, Brockton, Framingham, Natick, Plymouth, Falmouth, Hyannis and Cape Cod.