Peter Thompson has specialized in personal injury, medical malpractice, and employment discrimination law for over 25 years and has successfully resolved thousands of cases for his clients. Peter is "AV Preeminent" rated by Martindale-Hubbell ©, a well-respected peer review organization that rates lawyers based on input from judges and other esteemed members of the legal community. An AV Preeminent rating is awarded to the most outstanding lawyers in a particular field of law and is the organization's highest possible rating. 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.
Attorney Thompson is also a strong supporter of non-profit organizations including the Disability Rights Center (former board member) and the Brain Injury Association of Maine (former board member). A frequent lecturer at Brain Injury Association conferences, Peter is a leading expert in legal issues affecting brain injury survivors. He is also the Legal Director of the Consumer Health Law Program (CHLP), which provides free legal assistance to individuals and families who have been denied health insurance benefits. Through his work with the CHLP, Peter has assisted hundreds of people obtain medical services that their HMOs denied. Peter is committed through his private practice and his work with these organizations to helping Mainers level the playing field and obtain fair treatment from insurers and other large companies.
Peter has successfully litigated several nationally-reported cases including Arnold v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 136 F.3d 854 (1st Cir. 1998) and Duckworth v. Pratt & Whitney, Inc., 152 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1998).