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Osler Leopold Peterson

Personal injury Attorney at Newton, MA

3.7   3 reviews

also known as Pete Peterson

  • Licensed for 47 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Osler

Learn Osler’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Plaintiff personal injury representation, in any sort of accident case.

    47 years

  2. Litigation
    30%
    Litigation experience across a broad spectrum - personal injury and consumer claims, business disputes, employment law, will and probate contests, landlord tenant disputes, collections, construction cases, and contract disputes.

    47 years

  3. Estate planning
    15%
    Preparation of wills, health care proxies, durable power of attorneys, and trusts.

    47 years

  4. Real estate
    15%
    Residential and commercial real estate issues.

    47 years

  • Selectman, Medfield, MA, 2000 - present.  Chair 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2009, 2010-2011.  
  • 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.  - A Continuing Care Retirement Community.
  • Lasell College, Newton, MA.  Trustee 1982 - 2008.  Clerk 1983-91.
  • Riverside Community Care, Dedham, MA, a community mental health agency - Director 1977 - 1996, President 1984-89.
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham, Director 2001 - 2005. 
  • Brown University Alumni interviewer, 1997 - 2008.

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Location

PETERSON | Law
580 Washington Street
Suite B
Newton, MA, 02458
PETERSON | Law
66 North Street
Medfield, MA, 02052
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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Marilyn | August 26, 2021
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Marilyn mygan
Osler was professional prompt courteous and just all in all fantastic. I would recommend him to any one
Posted by Gail | September 14, 2017
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Sale of House
Attorney Peterson was extremely helpful in assessing the value of the property, contacted prospective buyers for input, and protected me from making mistakes. He also stood in for me at the closing and was very prompt in all instances.
Posted by SandyLee | November 2, 2021
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Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for him to help!
I had to aquire a new lawyer when this one completely ignored my case telling me he was busy for over a month. The new lawyer got the police report I needed in only 1 HOUR!!!

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Freeto, Peterson & Scoll
  • 1984 - 2006

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor - cum laude
  • 1976
  • Brown University
  • AB
  • 1969

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Schultz v. Subaru of America, Inc.
  • New car returned to manufacturer.
  • Lanzilla v. Waterville Valley Ski Resort, Inc.
  • Smith v. Burger King Corp
  • Verdict for Plaintiff, upheld on appeal.
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Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2000
  • “Pete’s” - Store at Lasell Village, Newton, MA dedicated 2000
  • Lasell Village at Lasell College
  • 2000
  • Who's Who in America starting 1999
  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • 1999
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1999
  • Who’s Who in the East starting 1998
  • Marquis Who's Who in the East
  • 1998
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1998
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1997
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1996
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1995
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1994
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1994
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1993
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1993
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1992
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1991
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1990
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1989
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1988
  • AV rated by other attys since 1988 - Very High to Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1988
  • Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America
  • Marquis Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America
  • 1988
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law starting 1987
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 1987
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Probate Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
General practice Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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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