Peter Bennett

Labor, Mediation
121 Middle Street, Suite 300, P.O. Box 7799
Portland, Maine 041127799



1985, Texas; 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1987, Maine and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1993, U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, District of Maine; U.S. District Court, Southern and

Law School

Boston University, J.D., cum laude, 1985

Law School Graduation Year



Phillips Academy, cum laude, 1978; Harvard University, A.B., cum laude, 1982; Boston University, M.B


Maine State and American (Council Member, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 2000—; Chair, Committee on Employer-Employee Relations, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 1993-1995, Chair-Elect, 1992-1993; Vice-Chair, 1989-1992, 1995—; Chair, Public Relations Committee, 1995-1997, Member and Chair-Elect, 1994-1995; Chair, Family Life Committee, 1997-1999; Chair, Membership Committee, 1998-2000; Member, Labor Law, Litigation and Law Practice Management Sections; TIPS National Trial Academy, Faculty, 2004) Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Maine Trial Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute; The International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Director, 2000—; Regional Vice-President, 2000—; Charter Member, 1998—).


John Harvard Scholar; Harvard Scholar (twice); Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar; Liacos Scholar. Faculty, University of Southern Maine Department of Continuing Education for Business, Personnel Law, 1989—; Employee and Labor Relations, 1995—. Faculty, American Institute of Banking, Portland and Kennebunkport, Maine, Personnel Law, 1990. Guest Lecturer, Hotel and Hospitality Industry, Southern Maine Technical College, Personnel Law, 1993-1998. Guest Lecturer, University of Maine School of Law, Employment Litigation, 1995. Author: Defamation Claims Arising Out of the Employment Relationship, 33 Tort and Insurance Law Journal 857 (1998); Mediating or Arbitrating an Employment Discrimination Claim, Employment Discrimination Litigation: Developments and Strategies, American Bar Association, 2000; Supreme Court Defines Employer's Liability for Sexual Harassment, TortSource, 1998; Contributing Author and Editor, Guide to Equal Employment Practices, Warren Gorham & Lamont, 1998; Contributing Author: Bullet Proofing Clients From Sexual Harassment Claims, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1998; Practice Checklist Manual on Trial Advocacy, ALI-ABA, 2001; Direct Examination of the Defendant, The Practical Litigator, ALI-ABA, 1999; Direct Examination of the Defendant in a Wrongful Discharge Action, Litigating the Employment Tort Case: A Guide for Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys, American Bar Association, 1995; Forward, Litigating the Sexual Harassment Case: A Guide for Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys, American Bar Association, 1994. Editor: Insurance Coverage of Employment Disputes, American Bar Association, 1996. The Association of Trial Lawyers of America: Member, 1983-1996 (Young Lawyers Advisory Committee, 1991-1996; Employment Rights Section Executive Committee, 1993-1996). Boston University School of Law (Member, Executive Committee, 1997—; Treasurer, 1999-2000; Vice-President, 2000-2001; President-Elect, 2001-2002; President, 2002—).