Mackey Law Group

Peter J. Mackey


Peter Mackey started Mackey Law Group, P.A., along with his wife, Catherine Zoller Mackey, in 1991. Prior to that, Peter worked for large law firms practicing litigation. Upon graduation from law school, he first joined the Hancock & Estabrook law firm in Syracuse, New York. Peter then moved to Florida and joined Holland & Knight in its Bradenton office.

Peter was born in 1958 in Syracuse, New York. His family moved to Setauket, New York on the North Shore of Long Island, which is where Peter spent most of his youth. He attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania for two years and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1980 from SUNY at Stony Brook on Long Island, 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 Juris Doctor 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.” He always expects to win and has won many bench and jury trials in both federal and state court.

The scope of Peter’s litigation experience includes: mechanic’s lien prosecutions/trials, contract disputes, commercial foreclosures, and basically all aspects of a general commercial litigation practice. Peter also has successfully represented clients in high dollar contested family law matters and significant personal injury/wrongful death cases.

Among other things, Peter has tried, and won, a patent case before a jury in Federal Court, followed by appellate representation before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.  Peter has also taken-on one of the largest communication firms in the United States, and its big-firm Boston lawyers, forcing the company to pay Mackey Law Group’s client millions of dollars. Peter has also prosecuted and argued many appeals and even procured reversals, based on abuse of judicial discretion as to the trial judge. Peter has also successfully tried complex high-dollar family law cases and procured great results for our personal injury clients, including wrongful death cases.

Peter and Cathie live in Holmes Beach and have four children: a Vanderbilt University graduate and college triplets. When he is not working, you can usually find Peter and Cathie boating off of the West Coast of Florida or out on their Harley.

Peter is admitted to practice in both Florida and New York State and the United State federal courts.  Do you need a good experienced litigator who is obsessed with winning? Look no further.


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