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Peter Adams Pease

Peter Adams Pease

Practice areas:

Securities & Investment Fraud, Litigation, Class Action, Antitrust & Trade Law, General Practice

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About Me


Peter A. Pease was a founding partner of Berman DeValerio & Pease, LLP, which opened its doors in Boston in 1982. He recently retired from the firm and is now a solo practitioner litigating investor claims against broker/dealers and other business litigation, in general practice, and consulting concerning securities fraud, antitrust and consumer class action litigation. Mr. Pease has spent more than 30 years litigating cases for violations of federal securities and antitrust laws, and state unfair trade practices claims. His effective and successful advocacy has elicited favorable judicial comment in courts throughout the nation.


He has served as lead counsel in many securities fraud class actions, prevailing in claims against companies in the automotive, biotech, banking, energy, high tech, internet, medical equipment and devices, software, telecommunications and other industries. He has led successful prosecutions of accounting firms and investment bankers.


Mr. Pease has lectured at various bar association Continuing Legal Education programs, trade association annual meetings, and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has appeared frequently in the broadcast and print media.


Non-Profit Leadership



  • Director of Bay Cove Human Services, Inc. 1999-2012 (Board Chair 2006-2010). Bay Cove is one of the largest and most highly regarded human service providers in Massachusetts. It consistently receives highest ratings and national recognition for the quality of the services it provides. Bay Cove serves more than 12,000 individuals and their families each year at more than 80 different program sites, providing treatment for mental illness, developmental disabilities and addiction disorders, assistance to the homeless, early intervention learning programs for children, and services for seniors.


Public Service

·      Town of Lincoln Land Use Committee 1997-99

·      Town of Upton Planning Board 1980-86 (Chair 1982-86)




Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Litigation: 25%
    38 years
  2. Securities & Investment Fraud: 25%
    36 years
  3. Class Action: 20%
    36 years
  4. General Practice: 15%
    38 years
  5. Antitrust & Trade Law: 15%
    36 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Mark Eric Czuchry

    I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a consummate professional and a true officer of the court. He conducts himself with honor and is courteous to everyone, including opposing counsel. When you want a lawyer to argue your matter before the judge or jury, you want one who exhibits exemplary knowledge of the facts and law, and equally important, one who addresses the court in a conversational and deferential manner. Peter persuades fact finders because this is the only way he knows how to represent clients. Other lawyers may take your case, but if you can persuade Peter to accept your case, choose him and win.


    Mark Czuchry Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Peter Pease

40 Huckleberry Hill
Lincoln, MA, 01773




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerBerman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo1982 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationEditor, Franchise Law Journal1986 - 1989
American Bar AssociationN/A1979 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationN/A1979 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
ABA Franchise Law JournalFranchisee and Dealer Terminations and Antitrust Exposure: Spray-Rite and Evidentiary Standards in the 80's1984


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Litigation Section CLETips on Trial Strategy - Securities Fraud Litigation2010
Graduate School PresentationSecurities Fraud Liability2004