For over 20 years, Attorney Thompson has fought to protect the rights of Maine employees. Peter is "AV Preeminent" rated by Martindale-Hubbell©, a well-respected peer review organization that rates lawyers based on input from judges and other well-respected members of the legal community. He has also been designated a New England "Super Lawyer"© from 2007 to the present and is listed in U.S. News "Best Lawyers in America"© directory, the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide in the legal profession worldwide.
Peter is a former Board Member of the Disability Rights Center (www.drcme.org). He is also the Volunteer Legal Director of the Consumer Health Law Program (CHLP)(www.mainecahc.org), a non-profit organization based in Augusta, Maine. The CHLP provides legal assistance to individuals who have been denied health insurance benefits. Through his work with the CHLP, Peter has helped hundreds of individuals and families obtain necessary health care benefits.
Peter has successfully litigated several nationally-reported cases including Arnold v. United Parcel Service, Inc. , 136 F.3d 854 (1st Cir. 1998), Duckworth v. Pratt & Whitney, Inc. , 152 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1998), and Hall v. Maine Municipal Employees Health Trust , 93 F. Supp. 2d 73 (D. Me. 2000).
Member: Million Dollar Advocates Forum
New England "Super Lawyer" 2007-present
J.D., University of Maine School of Law
Managing Editor, Maine Law Review
B.A., Bowdoin College
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Maine Bar Association
Maine Trial Lawyers Association
National Employment Lawyers Association
Maine Employment Lawyers Association
Duckworth v. Pratt & Whitney, Inc., 152 F. 3d 1 (1st Cir. 1998) (lower court ruling granting Defendant's MSJ reversed).
Arnold v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 136 F. 3d 854 (1st Cir. 1998) (lower court ruling granting Defendant's MSJ reversed).
Hall v. Maine Mun. Employees Health Trust, 93 F. Supp. 2d 73 (D. Maine, 2000) (Defendant’s Motion to Remand denied).
Lafortune v. Fiber Materials, Inc., D. Maine, 2004 (Defendant's MSJ denied).
Phair v. New Page Corp., 708 F. Supp. 2d 57 (D. Maine, 2010) (Defendant’s MSJ denied).
Donahue v. Clair Car Connection, Inc., 736 F. Supp. 2d 294 (D. Maine, 2010) (Defendant’s MSJ denied).
Duckworth v. Mid-State Machine Products, 736 F. Supp. 2d 278 (D. Maine, 2010) (Defendant’s MSJ denied).
Jewell v. Lincare, Inc., 810 F. Supp. 2d 340 (D. Maine, 2011) (Defendant's Motion to Dismiss denied).
Blanco v. Bath Iron Works Corp., 802 F. Supp. 2d 215 (D. Maine, 2011) (Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss denied).
Manske v. UPS Cartage Services, Inc., 870 F. Supp. 2d 185 (D. Maine, 2012) (Defendant’s MSJ denied).
Stark v. Hartt Transp. Systems, Inc., 37 F. Supp. 3d 445 (D. Me. 2014) (Defendant's MSJ denied).