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Peter John Mackey

Litigation Attorney at Bradenton, FL

3.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 36 years
    New York - NY 37 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Peter Mackey started Mackey Law Group, P.A., along with his wife, Catherine Zoller Mackey, in 1991. Prior to that, Peter worked for large law firms practicing litigation. Upon graduation from law school, he first joined the Hancock & Estabrook law firm in Syracuse, New York. Peter then moved to Florida and joined Holland & Knight in its Bradenton office.

Peter was born in 1958 in Syracuse, New York. His family moved to Setauket, New York on the North Shore of Long Island, which is where Peter spent most of his youth. He attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania for two years and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1980 from SUNY at Stony Brook on Long Island, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He then spent two years as the "yard manager" for a large marina/boat dealership in Port Jefferson, New York before graduating Boston College Law School, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1985.

Peter is a litigator; that’s what he is all about, he tries cases. Peter’s peers and adversaries will attest that he is definitely not an "office lawyer/motion practitioner." He likes to win and has won many bench and jury trials in both federal and state court. His clients are predominantly business contractors, subcontractors, and developers; however, he also represents individuals, financial institutions, and other entities.

The scope of Peter's litigation experience includes: mechanic's lien prosecutions, surety work, contract disputes, commercial foreclosures, adversary proceedings within the bankruptcy courts, and all aspects of a general commercial litigation practice. Among other things, Peter has tried, and won, a patent case before a jury in Federal Court, followed by appellate representation before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. Peter has also taken-on one of the largest communication firms in the United States, and its big-firm Boston lawyers, forcing the defendant company to pay Mackey Law Group’s client millions of dollars. Peter has also prosecuted and argued many appeals and even procured reversals, based on abuse of judicial discretion as to the trial judge. Peter has also successfully tried complex high-dollar family law cases.

Personally, Peter and Cathie live in Bradenton and have four children: a Vanderbilt University graduate and teenage triplets. When he is not working, Peter likes to fish and spend time out on the water. In the summer you can find the Mackeys at their children’s sporting events and off of the West Coast of Florida or in the Keys. In the winter, the Mackeys are busy doing kid stuff. Peter is admitted to practice in both Florida and New York State and the United States federal courts. Do you need a good experienced litigator who is obsessed with winning? Look no further.

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Posted by Eduardo Martinez | May 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Nothing short of amazing!!!
Peter Mackey was our Attorny for a issue we had involving a real estate transaction. It was nothing short of amazing in the quart room and one hour case and we received our settlement a few days after the victory. We would be using no one other than the Mackley Law Group! Thank you 1 million times!
Posted by Audra | March 6, 2016
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Direct, experienced, compassionate
Pete is a highly experienced attorney who has a full understanding of the law and compassionately relates to his clients during one of the toughest times of your life - a divorce. I was educated and prepared throughout the journey as a result of his direct counsel and that of his staff. A family owned business with his wife, Catherine (also an attorney), in many ways I felt a part of the family. I was in a situation where, as the bread winner, I had the most to lose once my unemployed husband of 20 years filed for divorce and did everything he could to make the experience as miserable as possible. I ended with a more favorable result than is typical considering the very unfortunate Florida laws and dealing with unreasonable opposing counsel. Pete's experience as a very seasoned attorney and litigator was critical to the result of my case. I would recommend him as a highly competent divorce lawyer who has seen just about any twist or turn you would experience.
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Posted by Andy O'Dell | February 25, 2016
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A very aggressive and smart Lawyer
If you are in need of a Lawyer that is going to fight for what's right, look no further. Peter is a go getter. He will fight to the end to win. I have used him and known him for over 25 yrs, never lost a case.
Posted by Samantha | July 13, 2023
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Incompetent Thief
Do not consider this firm if you actually want your case filed. They are known for taking excessive retainer fees and charging you for their incompetence. Multiple charges against retainer for acquiring the same information. Either they do this purposely or they are entirely incompetent. After a year, they never even filed in court.
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Posted by Joyce | November 5, 2021
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Inappropriate behavior and sexual language
At my first appointment The first thing Mr. Mackey said to me is,”your husband is an idiot to have left you.” He constantly flirted with me and commented on my body. Then he charged me $50,000 for a divorce leaving me with modifiable alimony after a 25 year marriage. I lost all faith in the legal system and attorneys as a result.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2016
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They charged much more than the estimate. They threatened to withdraw as my attorney when I presented them with privileged information about my financial situation, and charged me to prepare their withdrawal. In the end, they did not complete all the obligations that they set forth for them to do under the MSA that they wrote. And finally, several of the points they supposedly negotiated for me, do not work in my favor. I would not recommend this Group for any representation.
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Response from Peter Mackey March 9, 2016
Unfortunately, we know exactly who this person is and he did receive excellent representation and got a great result. He got mad at the end because we would not write-off his last bill and prepare an extra deed for free. This was a man who came to us with a 21 year marriage. We procured; (I) 8 years of alimony at $925/month, when the wife wanted $3500/month for life; (ii) his child support obligation being reduced to 65% of the state guidelines; (iii) him keeping his house; (iv) him keeping his business, that the couple developed together during the marriage; and (v) him not having to pay any of the wife's attorney's fees. At the end, he then wanted: (i) $800 rebated to him from his second to last bill; (ii) his last bill totally written off; and (iii) a deed prepared for free. When we declined, this person was resentful. If you want similar great representation, ignore this person's review and look at the excellent result we obtained for our client.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mackey Law Group, P.A
  • 1991 - Present


  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

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Bradenton Litigation Lawyer Peter John Mackey
Peter John Mackey
Litigation Attorney
Bradenton, FL
Licensed for 37 years