Kevin T. Peters is a Partner of Arrowood Peters. He was a Partner at Todd & Weld LLP where he began practicing in 1993. Before then, he was an associate at Goodwin Procter. In his twenty-eight years as a trial attorney Kevin has practiced in the areas of business litigation, class actions (prosecution and defense) employment disputes, medical malpractice, personal injury, legal malpractice, and probate litigation. He has tried numerous cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators, and has litigated matters in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Rhode Island, Texas, Michigan, and Virginia. He has been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Lawyers® in America since 2010, and has been named one of the Best Lawyers in New England in commercial litigation and personal injury law. He has also been selected by his peers in the legal community to New England’s Super Lawyers® list since 2006, and following a peer survey conducted by the legal rating agency Martindale-Hubble was given its highest rating – Preeminent (AV®).
Kevin has litigated and tried matters for companies such as Ocean Spray, New Balance, Nuance Communications, Uno Corporation, RE/MAX, and Palomar Medical Technologies. He was lead counsel for a class of thousands of New England plaintiffs who purchased a defective home-heating product manufactured by Goodyear. The matter settled after years of national litigation for $320,000,000 nationally, $75,000,000 of which was attributable to the New England class.
Some of Kevin’s ongoing cases involve:
o Prosecuting a class action against Philip Morris to compel the company to fund cutting edge lung-cancer screening for heavy smokers.
o Arbitrating claims against Alcatel Lucent arising out of patent litigation with Microsoft.
o Representing a former employee of an international investment management firm to recover more than $60 million in deferred compensation.
o Prosecuting a class action against a national residential leasing company to compel it to pay back fees it illegally charged its Massachusetts tenants.
o Prosecuting a false advertising claim on behalf of one of the largest software companies in Massachusetts.
o Prosecuting a bad-faith claim against a major medical malpractice insurer.
o Defending regional and international real estate franchisors against claims brought against them and their franchisees.
o Kevin has litigated matters involving:
o Funds escrowed following asset sales
o Closed corporation shareholder disputes
o Government contracting disputes
o Gender discrimination
o Medical Malpractice
o Legal malpractice
o Partnership breakup
o Personal injury actions involving post-concussive syndrome
HONORS & AWARDS
o Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Commercial Litigation since 2010.
o Selected as a “Top Lawyer” in commercial litigation in American Lawyer’s Annual Guide to Commercial Litigation since 2011.
o Named as one of “Boston’s Best Lawyers” in Commercial Litigation in a special supplement to The Boston Globe since 2006.
o Selected by peers to the “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” list in Business Litigation and Torts since 2005.
o Selected by peers to the “New England Super Lawyers” list in Business Litigation and Torts since 2005.
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