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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1976||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Workers' Compensation Notable People 2009||Larson's National Worker's Compensation Advisory Board||2010|
|N/A||Thacher Swiger Sweeny & Day||1986 - 1989|
|Partner||Ashcraft & Gerel||1984 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Trial Attorney's Hall of Fame||Inductee||2015 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Master of the Bench||2014 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Former Section Chair||1997 - 1998|
|Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission||Advisor||1983 - 1984|
|United Airlines v. Hayes||Affirmed for the injured worker.|
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|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Journal||Avoiding the Pitfalls of Vocational Rehabilitation in Virginia Workers' Compensation Cases||2004|
|Virginia Workers' Compensation Case Finder||Workers' Compensation Case Finder-3 ed.||1990|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|
|Georgetown University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1971|
|Workers' Compensation Section Retreat||Dealing With Case Managers & Vocational Rehabilitation||2010|
|Workers' Compensation Section Retreat||Sweeny's Revenge Redux-Unilateral Cessation of Benefits||2009|
|Workers' Compensation Section Retreat||Responding to Employer's Applications for Hearing-Sweeny's Revenge||2008|
Posted by Kara
My husband and I hired Mr. Sweeny in December 2011 to handle his worker's comp case. We had been referred to him by another local attorney and saw that he had rave reviews online. Needless to say, even with all the good things we had already heard about him, he exceeded our already high expectations. Mr. Sweeny was extremely professional and courteous and always took the time to answer all our questions - even if we asked the same questions again and again. He always made time for our emails, calls and office visits. Most importantly though his thorough knowledge of the state's worker's comp system and his handling of my husband's case was the key to us avoiding years of medical debt. Mr. Sweeny was the reason - we firmly believe - that my husband won his case. He truly cares about his clients and seeking justice on their behalf and we were so fortunate to have found him. Justice does not always prevail but it always helps to have the best attorney in your corner. We are very lucky to say we had both. I strongly urge any Virginians pursuing a worker's comp claim to hire Mr. Sweeny. You wont regret you did!
Posted by Christina
When I/we went thru a previous Workmens Comp. injury for my husband with a local lawyer, we were severely disappointed and dismayed. My Husband will never re-cover and never received any compensation. After his bitter recollection, I put my foot down and said I was going to follow through. He was not a believer! After engaging and hiring Mr. Sweeney, life was restored. My husband has a new respect for lawyers and I just wish I hired him earlier. Mr. Sweeney kept me informed every step of the way, either by mail or phone and he setteled my case. I wish I had him earlier in my corner!!!
Brandon Reid, Workers compensation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Peter is a battletested attorney who fights for his clients. In my years of practice, Peter has always been an invaluable resource to consult on difficult issues in workers’ compensation cases. His knowledge base is beyond tremendous and he focuses that background on strategically addressing the issues facing his clients to their benefit.