Mr. Peter Bennett

Mr. Peter Bennett: Attorney with The Bennett Law Firm, P.A. AV stamp icon


Recipient - Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar (1985 - 1st in class of 425 law students); Paul Liacos Scholar (1984); John Harvard Scholarship (1981); Harvard Scholarship (1980 & 1982). 2012 AV® Preeminent Attorney Rating in Labor & Employment Law; The Nation's Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys; Primerus International Society of Lawyers;

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; Fellow, American Bar Foundation, State of Maine Chair; Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA; Boston University School of Law Silver Shingle Award for Service to the Profession; Fellow, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Foundation; ABA TIPS Public Service Honor Roll; A-V Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; New England Super Lawyers; Super Lawyers National Business Edition; Who's Who (Various Publications). Faculty, University of Southern Maine Department of Continuing Education for Business, Personnel Law, 1989-2009; Employee and Labor Relations, 1995-2009; Faculty, American Institute of Banking, Portland and Kennebunk, Maine, Personnel Law, 1990; Guest Lecturer, Hotel and Hospitality Industry, Southern Maine Technical College, Personnel Law, 1993-1998. Guest Lecturer, University Maine School of Law, Employment Litigation, 1995. Author - "A Strategic Approach to Employment Cases in the Courtroom" in "Inside the Minds: Courtroom Strategies", Aspatore Books, 2008; "Adding Real Value for the Client" in "Inside the Minds: Domestic and International Litigation Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Trial Preparation, Risk Assessment, and Best Practices for Prosecution and Defense", Aspatore Books, 2007; "Defamation Claims Arising Out of the Employment Relationship," 33 Tort and Insurance Law Journal 857 (1998); "Mediating or Arbitrating an Employment Discrimination Claim," Employment Discrimination Litigation: Developments and Strategies, American Bar Association, 2000; "Supreme Court Defines Employer's Liability for Sexual Harassment," TortSource, 1998; "Direct Examination of the Defendant," The Practical Litigator, ALI-ABA, 1999; "Direct Examination of the Defendant in a Wrongful Discharge Action," Litigating the Employment Tort Case: A Guide for Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys, American Bar Association, 1995.


American Bar Association
• ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, 2006—
• ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements, ex officio 2011—
• Justice Center Coordinating Council, Member 2011—
• Task Force on Leadership Diversity Initiative, Member 2006—
- Chair, 2009-2010
• Member, ABA Task Force on Federal Agency Preemption of State Tort Laws, 2009-2010
• ABA TIPS, Member, 2008—
• American Board of Trial Advocates Roundtable, Member 2007—
• Chair, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2007-2008
- (one of 75 to hold this post in the history of the ABA)
• Chair Elect, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2006-2007
• Executive/Administrative Committee, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2003-2009
• Vice-Chair, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2005-2006
• Section Officers' Conference, Member, 2003—; Executive Committee, 2004-2005
• Council Member, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2000-2009
• Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2005-2006; Member, 2010-2011
• Secretary, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2003-2005
• Fall Meeting Arrangements Chair, 2004-2005
• Scholarship Board, Member, 2001-2002
• Committee on Employment Law & Litigation, Chair, 1993-1995, Chair Elect, 1992-1993, Vice Chair, 1989-1992 and 1995—
• Public Relations Committee, Chair, 1995-1997, Member & Chair-Elect, 1994-1995
• Membership Committee, Chair, 1998-2000, Member & Chair Elect, 1997-1998
• Family Life Committee, Chair, 1997-1999
• Task Force on Strategic Alliances, Member at various times
• Task Force on Law Student Involvement, Member at various times {n

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Labor and Employment
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Employment Litigation
  • Management Employment Law
  • Management Labor Law
  • Personnel Policies
  • Union Elections

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
207-808-0325  Phone
207-773-4775  Phone
617-973-1550  Phone
2077742366  Fax
University Attended:
Harvard University, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, 1982; Boston University, M.B.A., Cum Laude, 1986
Law School Attended:
Boston University, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, 1985
Year of First Admission:
1st Circuit - District of Maine; 1987, Maine and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2007, Massachusetts and New Hampshire; 2nd Circuit - District of Vermont; 1st Circuit - District of New Hampshire; 1st Circuit - District of Massachusetts; U.S. District Court, District of Maine; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire; Commonwealth of Massachusetts; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1985, Texas; 1993, U.S. Supreme Court
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Portland, Maine

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