John Hession has been practicing law for over four decades, having tried numerous cases in admiralty, aviation, construction and labor law as well as civil litigation.
He is a Partner at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault Limited Liability Partnership in Boston, Massachusetts where his practice focus is General Practice.
Early Life and Education
John Hession was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up on Federal Street before moving to Overlea.
He graduated from Catholic Memorial High School and Boston College before embarking on his legal career with Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault.
Hession enjoyed volunteering his professional services at Elliot Health Systems and the Cape Cod Senior Softball League, as well as enjoying lunch with friends at Lighthouse Beach in Chatham.
He was an active supporter of eastern Baltimore County and the Back River Neck peninsula, working to preserve Sue Creek and other natural areas. Additionally, he brought together residents, developers and politicians to address overdevelopment issues in his region.
John Hession has been a trusted business strategist and legal advisor to his clients for more than three decades, providing them with advice on every stage of their venture – from start-up to exit. With extensive international experience, John knows what it takes to grow an enterprise from concept through completion.
He has extensive experience working across a range of industries, such as biotechnology, healthcare services, information technology, software and hardware companies, digital media, games and entertainment. Additionally, he represents venture capital firms and angel investment funds.
He has been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings, angel investments, strategic alliances and other corporate partnering transactions. Additionally, he has negotiated numerous mergers and acquisitions for either buyers or sellers in deals ranging from $1.0 Million to $4 Billion in value.
Achievements and Honors
Hession was a renowned long-range rifle shooter and Winchester’s Shooting Promotion Manager, winning more than 500 matches during his career. He once held every record from 200 to 1,200 yards and was part of 12 teams that represented the United States in international competition.
Hession was an active activist who worked to safeguard eastern Baltimore County from overdevelopment. He served as vice president for two years of the Back River Neck Peninsula Community Association and then went on to serve as its president. His involvement included dredging Sue Creek and establishing a 6-mph speed limit for boats on the waterway.
John Hession is an attorney specializing in Transportation/Maritime law, Personal Injury – Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage and Construction Litigation. Additionally, he holds the distinction of being a Super Lawyer.
He has been married to Angela Hession since 2007. Together they have two children.
Hession’s professional accomplishments and contributions have been recognized throughout his career, earning him the 2012-2013 Super Lawyers Peer Recognition Award.
Hession was renowned for his professional expertise and generosity of spirit in civic and volunteer roles. He delighted in spending time with friends in Manchester and Chatham, MA; reading books to pursue his interest in travel and adventure; enjoying morning coffee at Lighthouse Beach with the people of Chatham; most importantly, Hession was an exemplary family man who dedicated himself to his wife and nine children.
John Hession has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He serves as Vice President & CFO for Dorman Products Inc.
He earns an estimated salary of $25-34K and owns a home at 2935 Shelby Dr.
Angela Hession is John Weaver’s wife; they were married in 2007.
She was raised in Claremorris, Co Mayo, Ireland and completed her higher education there as well.
As of 2021, she was living in Texas with her husband.
She worked as a political assistant to Rudy Giuliani in New York and Senator John McCain’s Straight Talk Express campaign.