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Osler Leopold Peterson

Osler Leopold Peterson

also known as Pete Peterson

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Litigation, Estate Planning, Real Estate

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About Me


  • Selectman, Medfield, MA, 2000 - present.  Chair 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009, 2010-2011. www.town.Medfield.net 

  • Medfield Zoning Board of Appeals, Medfield, MA, 1994 - 2000.

  • Medfield Foundation, Inc., Medfield, MA, 2001 - present.  Cofounder of community foundation that has raised over $1,300,000 for public purposes in Medfield.

  • Medfield Day, ran and enlarged the town’s annual street fair four times.

  • Medfield Night Fireworks, started and ran since 2001.

  • Lasell Village, Inc., Newton, MA.  Director 1990 - 2008, Chair 1992 - 2000, clerk 2004 - 2008.  www.lasellvillage.com - A Continuing Care Retirement Community.

  • Lasell College, Newton, MA.  Trustee 1982 - 2008.  Clerk 1983-91. www.lasell.edu

  • Riverside Community Care, Dedham, MA, a community mental health agency - Director 1977 - 1996, President 1984-89. http://www.riversidecc.org/

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham, Director 2001 - 2005.  http://www.bidneedham.org/sites/needham/home.asp

  • Brown University Alumni interviewer, 1997 - 2008.

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Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    38 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    38 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    38 years
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    38 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Timothy Brewster Borchers

    I endorse this lawyer. Pete is an outstanding lawyer from every vantage point I can think of. He is smart and personable, flexible and creative, diligent and hardworking, and always puts his clients first, evidenced by how much he cares for people. Pete has a great reputation in the community of his peers and among folks who know him as a multi-term selectman who puts the residents first. I am proud to call him a friend and fellow lawyer. He has many fields of expertise including litigation, estates and trusts, business and real estate. Thanks Pete and keep it up.

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    Timothy Borchers Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Edward V Cannon Jr

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Osler "Pete" Peterson for many years both personally and professionally. His outstanding work as a lawyer is surpassed only by the high quality of his character. He is dedicated, thorough, and a zealous advocate for his clients. I give Pete the highest endorsement possible, as he is a credit to the legal profession.

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    Edward Cannon Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

PETERSON | Law

66 North Street
PO Box 358
Medfield, MA, 02052-0358

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive197604/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Listed since 1987 in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2012
Who's Who in America since 1999Marquis Who's Who in America2012
Who’s Who in the East since 1998Marquis Who's Who in the East2012
AV rated by other attys since 1998 - Very High to PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2012
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who2011
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who2010
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who2009
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who2008
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who2007
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who2005
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who2004
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who2003
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who2002
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who2001
“Pete’s” - Store at Lasell Village, Newton, MA dedicated 2000Lasell Village at Lasell College2000
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who2000
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who1999
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who1998
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who1998
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who1997
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who1996
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who1995
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who1994
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who1993
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who1992
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who1991
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who1990
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who1989
AV rated (Very High to Preeminent) attorney by atty reviewsMartindale-Hubbell1988
Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in AmericaMarquis Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America1988
Listed in Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who1987

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFreeto, Peterson & Scoll1984 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1976 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Lanzilla v. Waterville Valley Ski Resort, Inc.N/A
Smith v. Burger King CorpVerdict for Plaintiff, upheld on appeal.
Schultz v. Subaru of America, Inc.New car returned to manufacturer.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor - cum laude1976
Brown UniversityN/AAB1969

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Probate LitigationProbate Litigation2010