John A. Locke (781) 235-7000 | email@example.com
John Locke maintains a vibrant general practice, including areas of concentration ranging from residential real estate to estate planning and administration, as well as business formation, and the resolution of disputes between parties in a wide range of matters. John dedicates approximately fifty percent of his practice to litigation matters in all the courts of the Commonwealth, and is routinely engaged in the defense of those charged with crimes and violations of professional regulatory codes. He has more than seventeen years experience in litigating cases in the District, Superior, Juvenile and Probate and Family Courts in Massachusetts.
While in law school, John served as a Special Assistant (Rule 3.03) District Attorney in the Office of the Middlesex District Attorney. During his tenure with the office, John tried almost 100 criminal cases for various crimes, ranging from drunk driving to domestic violence. He also appeared before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and successfully argued a case that set precedent on the issue of an appellant dying during the pendency of a criminal appeal.
From 1995 to 2002, John served as a State Representative in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, from the Fourteenth Norfolk District. During that time, John authored numerous bills that became law, including the groundbreaking statute requiring firearm safety training of applicants for gun licenses. On his retirement from public service, John served as the Ranking Minority member of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
John graduated from American University in 1986, receiving his B.A. in Political Science, with a Minor in Administration of Justice. He received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1991 from Suffolk University Law School where he was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy.
From 1993-1998, John served as an Instructor of Law and Government at Fisher College, Boston.