May 4, 2015

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Wesley S. Chused

Preti Flaherty announced today that Wesley S. Chused has joined the firm. Chused is one of the nation's leading lawyers on transportation law.

He joins the firm as a Director and will practice from the Boston office. His practice focuses on transportation law and litigation, assisting clients from across the transportation sector with legal matters ranging from litigation to transactions to regulatory issues. His clients include many of the country's leading motor carriers, van lines, and insurance companies specializing in transport and cargo issues.

Chused previously practiced at Looney & Grossman in Boston for over twenty years, with an extensive list of clients across industries. His career also includes administrative practice before the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (successor to the former Interstate Commerce Commission) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities involving motor carrier, freight forwarder and broker regulatory and safety issues. He has appeared for clients in state and federal courts in Massachusetts and in numerous other jurisdictions on a pro hac vice basis. Chused is active in the Transportation Lawyers Association, the Conference of Freight Counsel, the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association, the American College of Transportation Attorneys and the Trucking Industry Defense Association, and speaks at many bar association and industry events.

He is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and is admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been honored with the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, its highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics. Chused has also been awarded with the Transportation Lawyers Association’s Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Service Awards, and the Conference of Freight Counsel’s Chairman’s Award.

Preti Flaherty’s Managing Partner, John M. Sullivan, said. “We are honored to have someone as accomplished as Wes join our firm. His decades of experience in transportation and litigation at state and federal levels will be a strong asset to our growing practice in Boston.”