Since joining the firm in 1980, Peter has built an active business litigation practice with substantial experience and emphasis representing contractors, owners, and others in construction disputes and employers and employees in trade secret, non-competition and confidentiality cases.
His practice also focuses on commercial disputes and litigation. Peter is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel.
- Obtained plaintiff’s jury verdict for a large, national environmental remediation contractor (and defeated defendant’s $750,000 counterclaim) in a breach of contract case involving complex design issues associated with the installation of an impermeable membrane in a slurry trench.
- Obtained defendant’s jury verdict for a civil engineering firm in a negligent design claim involving a private wastewater treatment facility and damages claims by an adjoining commercial landowner totaling over $2 million.
- Together with Sheehan shareholder Chris Cole, successfully defended founders, key employees and a publicly-traded software company in the defense of $1 billion trade secret, breach of fiduciary duty and contract claims in Chicago.