John Locke maintains a vibrant general practice, including matters involving
residential real estate to estate planning and administration, business formation, and
civil and criminal litigation in all Massachusetts courts.
Early in his career, john gained significant trial experience 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 district court cases.
John followed his father and great grandfather’s path into politics at a young age. In
1981, at the age of 18, John became the youngest ever elected at the time to
Wellesley’s representative Town Meeting. In 1994, he ran for a seat in the
Massachusetts House of Representatives, winning reelection in 1996, 1998 and 2000.
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 Republican on the Legislature’s
Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
John received a B.A. from American University in 1986, and a Juris Doctor Degree in
1991 from Suffolk University Law School where he was a recipient of the American
Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy.
In his spare time, John enjoys fishing and lobstering, and holds a U.S. Coast Guard
Captain’s License. He and his wife Tina, a public school teacher, reside in
John A. Locke
American University, 1986
Suffolk University, JD, 1991
MEMBERSHIPS & SERVICE
American Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Norfolk County Bar Association (Council Member, 2015)
Worcester County Bar Association (Estate Planning Section)
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, Hearing Officer (2015-2020)
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (Commissioner, Rule 4:01)
New England Innocence Project
Norfolk Probate and Family Court, Conciliator
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
US District Court, District of Massachusetts
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit