Peter joined Spangenberg Shible & Liber in 1980 after completing a judicial clerkship and has been a partner since 1988. His trial practice has centered upon product liability, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and toxic torts. He has been extensively involved in several MDLs and has variously served as plaintiffs' liaison counsel, trial counsel, on executive and steering committees, and has chaired or co-chaired science, Daubert, and discovery committees.
A past president of the Ohio Association of Justice, Peter is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and of Litigation Counsel of America. He remains active in the American Association of Justice, and is a Master Bencher in the John M. Manos American Inn of Courts.
Peter is extensively involved in non-profit and volunteer activities. A long-time board member of both North Coast Community Homes (which provides safe, affordable, and comfortable housing for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness) and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Peter is also a regular platelet donor at the American Red Cross and serves on the Advisory board for the Little Sisters of the Poor of Cleveland. For the past decade, he has played in a rock-n-roll band solely comprised of lawyers and judges, and whose mission is to play free of charge for non-profit and charity events.