Peter Hermes is the president and a founding shareholder of Hermes, Netburn, O’Connor & Spearing, P.C. Peter has forty years of experience as a trial and appellate attorney in both state and federal court, with more than forty reported decisions to his name. Peter has a broad trial practice that includes litigation of complex construction matters, corporate disputes, intellectual property rights, patent licensing agreements, defamation claims and environmental tort cases. He also is recognized for his practice at the cutting edge of developments in insurance coverage and surety law, having spoken and written on those topics. His representation of clients in insurance matters includes all aspects of coverage and bad faith claims.
Peter focuses considerable attention to risk management for his clients, identifying alternative strategies and courses of action in order to resolve controversies and disputes without litigation.
Peter also represents businesses, senior executives and high net-worth individuals in various industries in connection with non-litigation matters. Intimately familiar with the many ways in which an oversight in a complex transaction can lead to years of litigation, Peter uses his knowledge and experience from his trial practice to assist Hermes Netburn's clients in contract negotiations, financial transactions and other business matters.