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About Me

           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.


Practice Areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 50%
    29 years
  2. Insurance: 50%
    29 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Ronald Eric Gluck

    I endorse this lawyer's work. He Is well known to provide excellent representation on general commercial litlgation. In addition, he has broad experience in the area of insurance coverage and he has represented both policyholders and insurers for many years in complex insurance coverage disputes. He has been very successful in prosecuting and defending related declaratory judgment litigation. He is a very fine lawyer.


    Ronald Gluck Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

265 Franklin Street
7th Floor
Boston, MA, 02110



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
New England Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw and Politics Magazine2009
New England Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
New England Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Massachusetts Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1995
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding MemberHermes, Netburn, O'Connor & Spearing, P.C.1994 - Present
Litigation AssociatePeabody & Arnold1989 - 1994
Litigation AssociateRavech, Aronson & Shuman1986 - 1988
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Defense Research InstituteMember2010 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMember1986 - Present
Massachusetts Bar Association, Civil Litigation SectionMember1986 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
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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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
State University of New York, Stony BrookEconomicsB.A., cum laude1982