John J. Gushue, B.S.C.E., M.E., J.D.

Civil and Environmental Trial Attorney

John J. Gushue

Principal Attorney


Juris Doctor, New England Law, Boston, MA 


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


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


Attorney Gushue, a civil trial lawyer since 1986, holds a Master's degree in
Environmental Engineering from Dartmouth College, and has extensive 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, Bristol County and Barnstable County Bar Associations
  • Massachusetts Environmental Justice Network
  • American Society of Civil Engineers


Gushue Law, New Bedford & Mashpee, MA

Principal practice areas include environmental law - wetlands, waterways, hazardous waste, solid waste, air & water quality; real estate - zoning, permitting, and land use & development; property rights - easements, access ways, beach & waterfront access rights, common area  rights, property damage insurance claims; accident, personal injury & wrongful death claims; medical malpractice claims; business and corporate matters; employment law - Wage Act and wrogful termination; unfair or deceptive business & insurance practices; and consumer protection claims.

Gushue Law represents clients in various counties and courts - Massachusetts District, Superior, Housing, Probate and Land Courts; the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; and the U.S. District Court-Massachusetts.  We also routinely represent clients before local, state and federal agencies, boards, commissions, and authorities, such as Planning, 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.