- Business Disputes
- Products Liability
- Employee Benefits Litigation
- Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
- Employment & Labor Law
- Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
|Mailing Address||P.O. Box 3463, Greensboro, NC, 27402|
|University ||University of North Carolina, B.A., with highest honors, 1978|
|Law School||University of North Carolina, J.D., 1982|
|Admitted||1982, North Carolina; U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina; U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court|
Civic & Professional Memberships
•Member of the North Carolina General Statutes Commission
•Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association, former Board Member
•Judicial Independence Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association
•Judicial College at the University of North Carolina School of Government, former Advisory Board Member
•American Bar Association
•Defense Research Institute
•North Carolina Bar Association
•fellow of The American Bar Foundation
Peter Pappas has been representing companies in all types of litigation for over 25 years. His principal areas of practice include business litigation involving, business and corporate matters, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, labor and employment law, insurance litigation, ERISA litigation, fidelity and surety matters, and federal civil practice.
Peter is deeply-rooted in the legal community in North Carolina. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Bar Association and has chaired the Association’s Bench-Bar Liaison Committee, Litigation Section, and Young Lawyers Division. He is a current member of the Association’s Judicial Independence Committee and the Association’s Foundation Endowment Committee. He is a member of the North Carolina General Statutes Commission as a representative of the North Carolina Bar Association. In addition, he is a member of the American Bar Association and a fellow of The American Bar Foundation. He is a former Young Lawyer Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates from the North Carolina State Bar. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute.
Peter serves on the Local Rules Committee of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina and was a former member of the Court’s Attorney Advisory Panel for Case Management/Electronic Case filing. He is a former member of the Advisory Board at the Judicial College at the University of North Carolina School of Government.
Peter received his B.A. Degree with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to attending law school, he served as a Staff Aide to United States Senator Robert Morgan.
Peter earned his J.D. Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After law school, he worked as a Law Clerk to the Honorable W. Earl Britt, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Speaking & Writing
• The Fourth Circuit, En Banc, Addresses Removal / Remand Litigation
January 28, 2015
•Author, The Fourth Circuit, En Banc, Addresses Removal / Remand Litigation, 2015
•Author, Proposed Amendments to the FMLA Regulations will affect Physicians, 2009
•Frequent author and speaker at the firm’s Employment and Labor Law Group breakfast briefings
Outside Nexsen Pruet
Peter is a tennis enthusiast. He played on his high school tennis team and has played since then locally, although not as often as he would like.
|Reported Cases||Notable: Gillis v. Montgomery County Sheriff Department et al, 2008 WL2726703 (N.C. App., 2008); Mark IV Beverage, Inc. v. Molson Breweries USA, Inc., 500 S.E.2d 439 (1998), cert. denied., S.E.2d __(1998), 500 S.E.2d 439 (N.C. Ct. App. 1998); Jones et al. v. The American Tobacco Company, 1990 WL 101455 (4th Cir. 1990) (Counsel for the Employer), 908 F.2d 967 (4th Cir. 1998); Alford v. Shaw, 327 N.C. 526, 398 S.E.2d 445 (1990), 327 N.C. 526; 398 S.E.2d 445 (N.C. Sup. Ct. 1990)|
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