Attorney John J. Gushue

Civil and Environmental Trial Attorney

John J. Gushue

Principal Attorney


Juris Doctor, New England School of Law, Boston, MA, 1986


Master of Engineering (Environmental), Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 1975


B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, MA, 1973


Attorney Gushue, a civil trial lawyer since 1986, holds a Master's degree in
Environmental Engineering from Dartmouth College, and has over 40 years of experience in matters involving environmental law and engineering. Attorney Gushue handles a wide range of cases with technical and legal issues in zoning and permitting, land ownership, land use and development, regulatory compliance and enforcement, environmental impacts, construction disputes, oil and hazardous waste claims, and property damage claims. He routinely represent clients seeking approvals from local and state agencies, boards and commissions, and authorities, and is experienced in dealing agencies such as 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. His combination of technical and legal experience is unique and encompasses local, state and federal administrative agency proceedings as well as litigation under environmental statutes and regulations governing wetlands,  wastewater/Title 5, solid waste, oil and hazardous waste (Chapter 21E), water quality, air quality, environmental impacts (MEPA) and zoning.


Attorney Gushue was an environmental consultant in Massachusetts from 1975 to 1987, and gained extensive experience in planning and managing multi-disciplinary environmental projects involving oil and hazardous materials regulation and disposal, and associated environmental contamination issues. He was a Principal Investigator for several major federal Superfund site remedial investigation-feasibility studies and has been counseling clients on compliance with the Massachusetts Chapter 21E program since its inception in 1983.



  • Boston, New Bedford and Bristol County Bar Associations
  • Massachusetts Environmental Justice Network
  • American Society of Civil Engineers


Gushue Law in New Bedford, MA 02745 practices in wide range or law including Environmental Law, Real Estate, Business and Corporate Law, Personal Injury, Zoning Land Use and Development, Property Damage and Insurance Claims.

Regarding Environmental Law we specializes in Brownfields,Chapter 21E, Civil Litigation, Contamination, Mold Contamination, Hazardous Waste, Real Estate law, Subdivision Control, Superfund, Toxic Torts, Wetlands, Waterways and Zoning.