Peter L. Thompson - Peter Thompson & Associates

Peter L. Thompson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 207-874-0909

In his 20 years of practicing law, Peter Thompson has successfully resolved thousands of cases for his clients and has an excellent track record of jury verdicts and settlements. Peter has been designated a New England "Super Lawyer" from 2007 to the present. The "Super Lawyer" designation is awarded to the top 5 percent of attorneys in New England. Peter is also 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).

Member: Million Dollar Advocate Forum

Education: Bowdoin College, B.A. University of Maine School of Law, J.D. (Managing Editor, Maine Law Review)

Professional Associations: American Association for Justice, National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, Maine State Bar Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, and Maine Employment Lawyers Association.

Award, Merits & Honors: New England "Super Lawyer"; U.S. News "Best Lawyers in America"


Bowdoin CollegeBA 1990University of MaineJ.D. 1994
Maine Bar AssociationMaine Trial Lawyers AssociationMillion Dollar Advocates ForumNational Employment Lawyers AssociationMaine Employment Lawyers Association

Case History

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) — U.S. District 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 motion for summary judgment denied.  Case proceeded to trial.  Plaintiff's verdict.
Phair v. New Page Corp., 708 F. Supp. 2d 57 (D. Maine, 2010) — Defendant's motion for summary judgment denied.
Donahue v. Clair Car Connection, Inc., 736 F. Supp. 2d 294 (D. Maine, 2010) — Defendant's motion for summary judgment denied.
Duckworth v. Mid-State Machine Products, 736 F. Supp. 2d 278 (D. Maine, 2010) — Defendant's motion for summary judgment denied.
Jewell v. Lincare, Inc., 810 F. Supp. 2d 340 (D. Maine, 2011) — Defendant's motion for summary judgment 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 motion for summary judgment denied.
Stark v. Hartt Transp. Systems, Inc., 37 F. Supp. 3d 445 (D. Me. 2014) — Defendant's motion for summary judgment denied.
2014 Case Results: $10,000,000+

Recent Cases:

- Hip fracture (Portland)

- Brain injury (Auburn)

- Multiple fractures (Bangor)

- Chronic neck pain (Westbrook)

- Concussion (Machias)

- Multiple fractures (Portland)

- Whiplash (Houlton)

- Nerve damage (Bar Harbor)

- Discrimination (Portland)

- Disk herniation (Rumford)

- Rotator cuff (Kennebunk)

- Brain injury (Bangor)

- Neck/back strain (Belfast)

- Fractures (Bath)

- Migraines (S. Portland)

- Scarring (Brunswick)

- Fractures (Augusta)

- Chronic pain (Waterville)

- Discrimination (Portland)

- Fractures (Saco)

- Discrimination (Bangor)

Office Location

92 Exchange Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States


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Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals