John J. Coughlin

Attorney John J. Coughlin is a principal of the Law Firm of Bogle, DeAscentis & Coughlin, P.C.

His practice areas cover civil litigation, real estate (commercial/residential), municipal law, corporations, creditors’ rights, wills, trusts and probate of estates.

In addition to his private practice of law he also served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Fall River for ten years. In that position he represented the municipality in all areas of municipal law including civil litigation in state and federal court.  He presently serves as Town Counsel to the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts (2012-Present) and as Corporation Counsel to the Fall River Redevelopment Authority (2011-Present).

Prior to joining Bogle, DeAscentis & Coughlin, P.C. he was with the law firm of McGuire & Coughlin.  He left that firm upon the appointment of his fellow attorney Thomas F. McGuire, Jr. as a judge in the Superior Court of Massachusetts.

He is admitted to the bar in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; United States District Court, Massachusetts; United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States.

He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association; Bristol County Bar Association; Massachusetts Bar Foundation Life Fellow; Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association; and Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association.

He is a graduate of Northeastern University, Boston, MA, with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a graduate of Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA, with a J.D. law degree. While in law school he was an author and staff member for the Suffolk Transnational Law Review.

Selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star in Boston Magazine 2009, 2010, & 2011.


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