John J. Coughlin
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John J. Coughlin




Hingham Town Counsel and Fall River Redevelopment Authority

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57 North Main Street

Fall River


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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, municipal law, corporations, wills, trusts and probate of estates. In addition to his private practice of law he has 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, eminent domain, contracts, zoning, licensing, civil service and labor arbitrations. He represented the municipality in numerous civil litigation cases in both state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Prior to joining Bogle & DeAscentis P.C., now Bogle, DeAscentis & Coughlin, P.C., he was with the law firm of McGuire & Coughlin, P.C., where he handled civil litigation, real estate, municipal law, corporations, wills, trusts and probate of estates. Attorney Coughlin 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; and Massachusetts Real Estate Bar 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. Massachusetts Bar Foundation Life Fellow.