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Peter G. Calabrese

Litigation Attorney at Boston, MA

4.5   21 reviews
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  • State Years
    Connecticut - CT 11 years
    Massachusetts - MA 12 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Peter

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Peter Calabrese is the firm's founding member and chair of the Construction, Litigation and Real Estate practices; he also handles Appellate Litigation cases.

Mr. Calabrese's practice covers a broad spectrum of litigation matters related to commercial and residential real estate, condominium association and construction disputes, and he maintains a niche practice that focuses on high stakes appellate litigation, administrative law and regulatory matters.

Upon graduating law school, Mr. Calabrese began his legal career at one of Boston's largest law firms where he represented international investment banks involved in complex securities fraud/contract litigation. While in law school, Mr. Calabrese was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable David D. Livingston and graduated at the top of his class.


Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice

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Calabrese Law Associates, P.C.
One Boston Place
Suite 2600
Boston, MA, 02108


4.5 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
I retained Attorney Calabrese to represent me in a litigation where a bank was trying to attach my house to collect on a family member's debt. Attorney Calabrese did a great job protecting my interests in court!
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An outstanding professional
Peter and his associates were always professional, supportive and educational in my case. I had a difficult tenant landlord matter, which was very uncomfortable for me. Peter always made me feel at ease in sharing my thoughts and concerns. Peter always gave support and insight on every situation we have had to deal with. He is a very calm individual no matter how difficult the matter seemed to me.. Peter truly cares about his clients and this was evident to me in regards to my ligation. He fought hard for me, which has produced a justified settlement so far in my case. I highly recommend Peter Calabrese and his firm. I will continue to turn to him for all my legal needs now and in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great experience
We use Peter Calabrese for our business contracts and litigation needs. Peter always provides smart and effective legal services to us.
Posted by Krystin | December 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!
I hired Peter Calabrese for a medical case having to do with defective hardware in my back. He went above and beyond from our first meeting until the very end. He always made sure I knew what was going on, I had every bit of information and he was one step ahead of the game. I would recommend him to any and everyone! He is fantastic!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Recommended construction lawyer
I was owed many thousands of dollars by a property developer that wouldn't pay for my construction services. Peter successfully used the mechanics liens laws to secure my payment and ultimately collected all monies I was owed without having to file a lawsuit. Great job!
Posted by Paul Di Stefano | November 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service!
Peter helped me with my purchase of my home. I am a first time home buyer and I had a lot of questions and needed someone I could trust. Peter always answered my phone calls, emails and texts in a timely manner. He helped me at the closing and made me feel good with the procedures. I highly recommend Peter and his staff for an outstanding job. I consider Peter a friend as well. Very happy and satisfied with services provided.
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Posted by Jeremy | July 28, 2015
Sound assistance with reverse mortgage
Peter helped plan out the process in setting up a reverse mortgage for my parents. He drew up the necessary paperwork and assisted with third party negotiations along the way. He was always up front and transparent about cost estimates, met timelines and provided high quality deliverables (few edits after initial verbal discussion).
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Posted by Tanisha Lee | October 28, 2014
Wonderful Job
I had the pleasure of having Peter Calabrese as my lawyer for me and my kids and he did a wonderful job. I was never left out of what was going on, I was always informed each step of the way. He definitely goes the extra miles and above and beyond to make sure his clients are happy. He did extra work just in case and I truly appreciate it. He is an excellent lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2014
An attorney who can help
As a landlord, I was suited by my tenants for providing an uninhabitable apartment and lost their personal properties - the allegation I firmly denied. I felt that the tenants tried to obtain money from me through the court and they might have been assisted by someone who knew the system. Therefore, I had to first consult attorneys for the legal advice with the price and service in mind. Through the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of the Boston Bar Association, I was recommended to contact a couple of attorneys, including Mr. Peter G. Calabrese. After I talked with Mr. Calabrese over the phone, I decided to ask him representing me for the trial. Throughout the trial, he guided me gathering the needed witnesses and proofs. His knowledge, professionalism and always thinking for his client impressed me very much. Based on the solid evidence and professional presentation by Mr. Calabrese, the court ruled in favor of me, the defendant. I am very glad that I hired Mr. Calabrese as my lawyer for the trial, not only for the reasonable price but importantly for the excellent services that he is able to provide. I highly recommend him for others. Thanks!
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Posted by Micky DeYoung | August 25, 2014
Peter helped with the closing of my mothers house. I helped my mother sell her house and Peter was extremely helpful during this whole process. I am a realtor and will recoommend Peter to my clients.
Posted by john | July 2, 2014
He handled my commercial closing perfectly!
I felt so confused and overwhelmed by the paperwork to sell my commercial property, especially the different trust documents. Attorney Calabrese is very knowledgeable especially when it comes to real estate law. He handled my commercial closing perfectly! Thank you!
Posted by P.D. | May 18, 2014
A litigation lawyer that you can trust and rely upon!
I hired Calabrese Law Associates to handle my construction litigation matter and I am extremely satisfied with the result they achieved for me and my company - we won the case! The firm was very professional and its lawyers are very easy to talk to. I will be using this firm in the future should I need legal representation. I highly recommend Calabrese Law Associates and would trust the firm's lawyers to handle any real estate, construction, or civil litigation matter with the utmost skill and professionalism.
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Posted by Xavier | April 28, 2014
Calabrese Law Firm Boston MA
We retained Peter G Calabrese to represent us in a landlord/tenant dispute. Counselor Calabrese met with us shortly after we made our initial inquiry and was completely prepared to the meeting. He had reviewed the relevant MA statutes and regulations and gave us options on how to proceed. After an initial consultation, we engaged his firm and he took it from there. We are very pleased with the professional manner in which this matter was handled and would certainly utilize his firm in the future should we need legal services. We highly recommend this attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2014
Skillful, Persuasive, and Articulate
I was involved in a multi-party and multi-count litigation involving various complex construction, real estate, and contract issues. I had worked with numerous lawyers in the past but was not satisfied with their performance. I retained Attorney Calabrese as my trial counsel shortly before my scheduled trial date and he was able to quickly review decades-worth of documentation and prepare a compelling case. The trial lasted many days and throughout that process Attorney Calabrese absolutely delivered the best possible result for me! I would like to mention that Peter is very easy to talk to and he values his client's opinions and remains focused on his client's goals.
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Posted by Janec | August 23, 2013
I would highly recommend Attorney Calabrese. He represented me in a medical malpractice claim due to a surgery gone wrong. Mr. Calabrese was able to help me recover monetary damages. Additionally, he always responded to my phone calls or emails that same day and was always available to answer any questions I had. Even though his office is in Boston, he is always willing to travel to you which definitely made things convenient.
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Posted by Joseph | June 2, 2013
Effective and professional
Attorney Calabrese represented me during the sale of my commercial property. Prior to the sale Attorney Calabrese drafted numerous leases for my tenants which included a supermarket, a bank, and a laundry mat. The leases were drafted perfectly and secured a revenue flow for the property over the long term - this allowed me to sell the property for $50,000 more than I originally thought the property would sell for. If you need a real estate attorney call Attorney Calabrese at PrimeCal Law. The firm's fees are very reasonable and the services are top notch!
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Posted by Monica | May 28, 2013
Gets the job done!
Working with Peter was a great experience from the moment I stepped foot in his office. Although Peter is young, this should NOT discourage you from calling him! I would recommend him to anyone seeking a talented lawyer who cares more about providing his clients trustworthy service, high quality of legal services, and the reasonable cost of those litigation and real estate services. I have found the professionalism and responsiveness of PrimeCal Law to be equal to, if not greater, than much larger firms that charge much higher fees. Thus, I would highly recommend Peter if you want someone who really puts your interest first!
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2013
Great Lawyer! Best lawyer I've ever had!
Attorney Calabrese is a great lawyer. He achieved the results I desired and some. He was always available and returned my calls very quickly. His knowledge of real estate law and his litigation skills are impressive and effective. Also, his fees were very reasonable and his services were excellent. I plan to recommend him to anyone I know who needs a real estate/litigation lawyer.
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Posted by Mike | December 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Totally dishonest
Mr. Calabrese represented the building management company that we hired to rent out our property in Beverly. MA. When that company treated the property poorly and we called them on it, they would only respond to us through Mr. Calabrese. He specifically told us that repairs would be performed, that we would receive compensation for broken items, etc. None of these things that HE proposed happened and when I tried to call him several times to discuss, he never took my call or returned the call. I was totally willing to work with him on this but he just ignored the whole thing. Beware.....talks a good game but overall is just a dishonest individual.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Tried but Didn't Care
I contacted Calabrese Law and scheduled a call with Peter. Confirmed the call and waited. Our call was scheduled but then no one ever called. I reached back out and we finally connected. He seemed disinterested however I really wanted to pursue my case so I sent a follow up email. That email was never answered and I was never contacted again. If Calabrese Law isn't interested in taking cases on they should just say that verse pretending to be interested in some feeble attempt to appear to be considerate. Not everyone has delicate sensibilities just be honest.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Calabrese Law Associates, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, LLP.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Senate Minority Leader's Legislative Assistant
  • Commonwealth Of Massachusetts
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Hon. David D. Livingston, Massachusetts District Court
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices Of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC
  • 2009 - 2010
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  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019
  • Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Peter
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a great guy and a great attorney."
Construction and development Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Boston Litigation Lawyer Peter G. Calabrese
Peter G. Calabrese
Litigation Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 12 years
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