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Peter W. Schroeter, Managing Partner

Phone:  (207) 282-1527

Birth Information:  1953, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Bar Admissions:  Maine, 1980; Massachusetts, 1980; U.S. District Court of Maine, 1980.

Education:  New England School of Law, Boston, MA, 1980, J.D.;   Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Hornbook Award; Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1975, B.A

Law Review:  New England Law Review, 1978-1980, Editor: 1979-1980

Professional Associations/Memberships:
  American Bar Association, Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections; Maine State Bar Association; Maine Trial Lawyers Association; Maine State Bar Fee Arbitration Commission Southern Maine Panel 1989-1994, Chairman 1992-1994; City of Saco, Planning Board, 1997-2000, Chairman, 1999;  Friends of Saco Schools, 1996-1998, Founder and President

Mediation:  Based upon his 23 years of experience as a trial lawyer in a wide range of general civil litigation matters, Peter has also developed a successful Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution practice.  His qualifications and experience include:

  • Superior Court General Civil Litigation Mediation Roster; 
  • Court Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADRES) Mediation Roster; 
  • Maine Alternative Dispute Resolution Professionals; 
  • New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution; 
  • American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section; 
  • Maine State Bar Association ADR/Section; 
  • Formal Mediation Training; 
  • Fee Arbitration Commission Arbitrator, 5 years

Representative Cases:  Slater v. Merit Management, LLC, et al, (U.S. District Court, District of Maine, Docket No. CV 01-119, 2002), $960,000 verdict in amusement park personal injury case;

Emery v. Hussey, 679 A2d 1284 (Maine 1997), $400,000 products liability verdict upheld on appeal;

Walker v. Provost, 566 A2d 749 (Maine 1989), verdict in real estate boundary case awarding 42 acre parcel upheld on appeal;

Pawloski v. Century 21 Baltour, et al, (Cumberland County Superior Court Docket No. CV-89-550), $150,000 verdict, including $25,000 punitive damages, in misrepresentation case involving sale of business.

Representative Clients:  Mohlin and Company Engineering; Prescott Metals;  Milestone Foundation;  Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution; Ocean Communities Federal Credit Union; Wasburn & Doughty Associates; Sanweco, dba Kentucky Fried Chicken

Published Works:  “Creditor’s Claims Against Decedents’ Estates,” New England Law Review, vol. 14, no. 3, Winter, 1979.

Presentations:  Personnel Law Update, “Beware of ADA Mixed Motive Exposure" Counsel on Education in Management, 1997; “Many faces of ADR: Employment/Sexual Harassment and Personal Injury/ Insurance Cases,” Maine State Bar Association, 1998; "Protecting Corporate Clients From Individual Liability", Sunrise Professional Sessions, 2002.

 Practice Areas 
Business Organizations
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law
General Negligence
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Real Estate

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