Peter S. Farrell, Senior Associate

Peter S. Farrell graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He attended Suffolk University Law School where he graduated from the Evening Division while working full-time and served as President of the Student Bar Association. During his tenure at Suffolk, Peter served as Research Assistant to the Honorable John E. Fenton, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Law. After graduation, Peter also served as Research Assistant to the Honorable Patti B. Saris, now Chief Justice of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Peter is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Peter joined Tamkin & Hochberg, LLP in February 2015. Throughout his career, Peter has counseled corporations, individuals, insurers, insureds and institutional clients and maintains a diverse background in the law. An experienced litigator, Peter has extensive jury trial experience as lead counsel in courts throughout Massachusetts.

Peter’s practice areas have included business litigation and advising, appellate practice, insurance coverage and defense, personal injury litigation and consumer protection. He has a number of reported decisions. Peter has also developed an area of expertise in Special Education Law working with families of children with special needs in the development of Individualized Education Plans (“IEP”) and ensuring those plans are implemented appropriately.

Peter also has experience in landlord/tenant disputes, investigation and disposition of a broad range of employment matters, construction claims and litigation, criminal defense, collections, Medicaid appeals, coalition building, strategic planning and crisis management. He is a frequent presenter at industry seminars and is a regular volunteer mentor to young people who are interested in a career in the law.

Peter founded the UMass Legal Alumni Network, an affinity network of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association. Since its inception in 2014, Peter moderated a panel of distinguished alumni who now serve as justices within the Massachusetts judiciary. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association.

A life-long resident of the South Shore, Peter lives in Weymouth with his wife, Amy, and their twin daughters. He is actively involved in the Parent Association at the South Shore Charter Public School where he serves as Chair and sits on the Board of Trustees. In his free time, Peter enjoys the mountains of New Hampshire and all they have to offer.

Peter practices in the area of business and civil litigation, special education law, employment and corporate.

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