Peter C. Netburn is a shareholder and founding member of Hermes, Netburn, O'Connor & Spearing, P.C., a Boston law firm that provides a wide range of legal services. Mr. Netburn concentrates his practice on the areas of general, civil and commercial litigation, construction law, surety and fidelity law, insurance coverage and defense, environmental and business law, complex tort and product liability law. Mr. Netburn has extensive experience handling complex matters throughout the New England states and beyond and he regularly litigates cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
Mr. Netburn has been named a Massachusetts SuperLawyer in the field of general litigation and he has received the highest ranking established by Martindale-Hubbell’s Law Directory. This rating is only given to lawyers and law firms which are considered to have the Very High to Preeminent legal ability and who are thought to embrace Very High Professional Standards.
Peter was born in London, England, and grew up as an overseas dependent. He now lives west of Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|New England Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Law and Politics Magazine||2009|
|New England Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|New England Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Massachusetts Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Founding Member||Hermes, Netburn, O'Connor & Spearing, P.C.||1994 - Present|
|Litigation Associate||Peabody & Arnold||1989 - 1994|
|Litigation Associate||Ravech, Aronson & Shuman||1986 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section||Member||1986 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section||Member||1986 - Present|
|Emhart Industries, Inc. v. Home Ins. Co., 515 F. Supp. 2d 288 (D.R. I. 2007), affirmed 559 F.3d 57 (1st Cir. 2009)||Judgment for defendant.|
|OneBeacon America Ins. Co., et al. v. Travelers Indem. Co. of Ill., 465 F.3d 38 (1st Cir. 2006)||Declaritory judgment for plaintiff.|
|Consolidated Cigar Corp. v. Reilly, 218 F.3d 30 (1st Cir. 2000)||Advertising regulations declared unconstitutional.|
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|Boston University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|State University of New York, Stony Brook||Economics||B.A., cum laude||1982|