Peter Jarvis is a partner in Holland & Knight's Portland
office, where he practices primarily in the area of attorney professional
responsibility and risk management. Mr. Jarvis advises lawyers, law firms,
corporate legal departments and government legal departments about the law
governing lawyers. This includes, but is not limited to, matters relating to
conflicts of interest, duties of confidentiality, other legal or professional
ethics issues, advice on the avoidance of civil or criminal liability, law firm
breakups, and questions relating to law firm or legal department structure and
operation. Mr. Jarvis also serves as an expert witness and is an avid lecturer
for public and private/in-house continuing legal education seminars.
Mr. Jarvis has decades of experience as a trusted adviser to lawyers and also
draws on his substantial background as a civil litigation attorney in matters
involving antitrust, appellate, business tort, general contract, insurance,
product liability, tax and Uniform Commercial Code concerns.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Jarvis was the partner-in-charge
of the Portland office of a multistate law firm and was co-leader of that firm’s
national professional responsibility/risk management practice group. He also
served for many years as the in-house ethics counsel for a multistate law firm.