Peter joined Mackey Law Group, P.A., in 1990. Prior to that, Peter worked for large law firms practicing litigation. Upon graduation from law school, he joined Hancock & Estabrook in Syracuse, New York. Peter then moved to Florida and joined Holland & Knight in its Bradenton office.
Peter was born in Syracuse, New York; but spent most of his youth in Setauket, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. He attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania and then graduated with a B.A. degree in Economics in 1980 from SUNY at Stony Brook, 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 attending Boston College Law School, receiving his law degree in 1985.
Pete 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”. The scope of Peter’s litigation experience includes: mechanic’s lien prosecutions/trials, contract disputes, commercial foreclosures, probate litigation and all aspects of a general commercial litigation practice. Peter also represents clients in complex family law matters and personal injury/wrongful death cases.
Usually, besides the many cases he forces his opponents to settle, Peter tries 5-10 cases/year. Peter also briefs, prosecutes, and successfully argues 1-2 appeals/year.
Among other things, Peter has tried and attained state and federal jury verdicts, including a highly contested patent infringement case, followed by appellate representation before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. Peter also took-on one of the largest communication companies in the United States, and its big-firm Boston lawyers, forcing the company to pay Mackey Law Group’s client millions of dollars. Recently, Peter won another federal jury trial against a defendant corporation represented by both Washington, D.C. counsel and a large Florida law firm.
Peter is admitted to practice in Florida, New York State, and the United States Federal courts. Peter and Cathie live on the water in Holmes Beach and have four children: a Vanderbilt University graduate and college triplets. When they are not working, you can usually find Peter and Cathie boating off of the West Coast of Florida or out on their Harleys.
Do you need an excellent litigator who is obsessed with winning? Look no further.