Biography

Wesley Chused is one of the nation's leading lawyers on transportation law. He practices from the firm's Boston office, focusing on transportation law and litigation. His clients include many of the country’s leading motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, and insurance companies specializing in transportation, warehousing, cargo litigation, contract, independent contractor, and related issues.

Wes 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 regularly practices in state and federal courts in Massachusetts and in numerous other jurisdictions on a pro hac vice basis. Wes also speaks at many bar association and industry events, and has authored numerous papers on his practice areas.

Professional Activities

  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Transport Lawyers Association
  • Conference of Freight Counsel
  • American College of Transportation Attorneys
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Association of Transportation Law Professionals

Honors & Recognition

  • Transportation Lawyers Association's Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Service Awards
  • Conference of Freight Counsel's Chairman's Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, its highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics

Firm Highlights

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From Augusta: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

On March 13, 2020, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon issued a joint statement to the 129th Maine Legislature signifying their intention to suspend the remainder of the...

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Never Say Goodbye: Employee Performance Reviews, Terminations, and Alternatives

Laura Rideout and Dottie Chalmers Cutter, VP of Operations at Chalmers Insurance Group will present on employee performance reviews, terminations, and alternatives as a part of the Institute for Family Owned Business Legal Lunch...

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From Concord: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all legislative activities in the state of New Hampshire, with a couple of exceptions, will be handled remotely. Several employment-related bills will be considered and voted on during this...

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Maine Justice Foundation Makes Inaugural Grants to Six Maine Groups Working for Racial Justice and Equity

The Maine Justice Foundation has made inaugural grants from its Racial Justice Fund to six Maine groups. The goal of the Fund is to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color statewide to forge...

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Maine Newspapers Challenge Rule Concealing Electronic Court Records

A Maine court committee in December established a 90-day blackout period rule on public access to newly filed electronic court records, a move which has been challenged by Maine's newspapers as a violation of the First Amendment. Paper...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Appellate Division Affirms Decision Involving Gradual Injury That First Manifested at Home, Not at Work

In Thomas v. United Ambulance , United Ambulance appealed a Decision (Goodnough, ALJ) granting Thomas’s Petition for Award and granting in part his Petition for Payment. United Ambulance argued that the ALJ erred in...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Statute of Limitations in Coordination of Benefits

Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision in Charest v. Hydraulic Hose Dealing with Unique Statute of Limitations Issue in the Context of the Coordination of Benefits On March 30, 2021, the Law Court issued a...

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Changing Control in the Time of COVID: Navigating ‘Change of Ownership’ Prior to PPP Loan Satisfaction.

The Hypothetical Everyone loves a hypothetical, right? So let’s begin with one about Billy Builder: Billy Builder holds 55% of the equity in a construction business he founded way back when the fax machine...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2021 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2021 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...