Peter L. Thompson

Peter L. Thompson

Peter Thompson & Associates

Recognized since 2016

Portland, Maine

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Individuals

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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"


  • 92 Exchange Street
    Portland, ME 04101


  • University of Maine, J.D., graduated 1994
  • Bowdoin College, BA, graduated 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, State Courts
  • Maine, US District Court
  • United States, 1st Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Maine Bar Association - Member
  • Maine Employment Lawyers Association - Member
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association - Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association - Member

Peter Thompson & Associates
Headquarters: Portland, Maine

2 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Individuals

Special Focus

  • Plaintiffs


  • Super Lawyers
  • U.S. News "Best Lawyers"
  • U.S. News "Best Law Firms"

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