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Peter L Thompson

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At Peter Thompson & Associates, our hard-earned reputation as Maine's premier personal injury law firm was built on two decades of obtaining excellent results for our clients and treating our clients with respect. Attorney Thompson's legal team consists of award-winning attorneys with over 60 years combined experience in personal injury law, expert case managers, paralegals, private investigators, and board-certified physician consultants. Unlike most other firms, we work as a team, bringing together our experience and expertise, and thereby achieving the best possible results for our clients.


And we've proven that this approach works. Our track record includes several nationally-reported victories and precedent-setting court decisions, as well as over 100 successful jury trials. In 2014 alone, we obtained over $10,000,000 for our clients and were voted, for the 8th year running, “Best Personal Injury Lawyer” in both Portland and Bangor.


Individuals and families who have been seriously injured in accidents trust us to handle their cases not only because of our reputation for obtaining excellent results, but also for giving our clients the compassion, respect, and attention they deserve. Our clients have rated our firm 4.9 out of 5 stars for "Quality of Service," "Communication Ability," and "Responsiveness," with 100% stating that they “would recommend” our firm to others. At Peter Thompson & Associates, every client matters to us.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Employment: 40%

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Contact info

Peter Thompson & Associates

92 Exchange Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME, 04101

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MEAuthorized to practice law199401/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Law FirmsUS News2015
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaUS News2015
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2014
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2013
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2012
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2011
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2010
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2009
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2008
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead Trial AttorneyPeter Thompson & Associates1994 - Present
Lead Trial AttorneyMaine Employee Rights Group1994 - Present
Legal DirectorConsumer Health Law Program1997 - 2014
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2007 - Present
Maine Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Maine State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
Maine Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1994 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Arnold v. United Parcel Service, Inc. 136 F. 3d 854 - Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 1998Lower court ruling granting Defendant's MSJ reversed
Duckworth v. Pratt & Whitney, Inc. 152 F. 3d 1 - Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 1998Lower court ruling granting Defendant's MSJ reversed
Hall v. Maine Mun. Employees Health Trust 93 F. Supp. 2d 73 - Dist. Court, D. Maine, 2000Defendant's Motion to Remand denied
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Bowdoin CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Brain Injury Association of Maine Annual ConferenceLegal Issues Effecting Brain Injury Survivors2010
Brain Injury Association of Maine Annual ConferenceLegal Issues Effecting Brain Injury Survivors2009
Brain Injury Association of Maine Annual ConferenceLegal Issues Effecting Brain Injury Survivors2008
Brain Injury Association of Maine Annual ConferenceLegal Issues Effecting Brain Injury Survivors2007