Peter S. Farrell, Senior Associate

PETER S. FARRELL is a litigator at Tamkin & Hochberg, LLP in Newton, Massachusetts. Peter has a diverse and varied litigation practice in state and federal courts. He is experienced at counseling businesses, individuals and families in a variety of matters where he leverages his advocacy skills to serve clients in business litigation, education matters, employment, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, insurance coverage, personal injury and consumer protection matters.

Peter is known for his education law practice, particularly focused on special education law, where he represents families of children with special needs in disputes surrounding the development and implementation of Individualized Education Plans (“IEPs”), similar programs under §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other education-related matters such as  school discipline, attendance-related issues and residency. He is a frequent speaker on these topics.

Peter is a cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Suffolk University Law School, graduating from the Evening Division and serving as the President of the Student Bar Association. While in law school, Peter was selected as Research Assistant to the Honorable John E. Fenton, Distinguished Professor of Law, and upon graduating served as Research Assistant to the Honorable Patti B. Saris, the Chief of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Peter is also the recipient of the Harold B. Goodwin Scholarship for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.

Peter is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He is a Trustee at the South Shore Charter Public School and a member of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni Association, having served as a member of the Board of Directors and founder of the UMass Legal Alumni Network. He is also active in Provisors, a national professional networking organization of senior-level trusted advisors.

Peter is a resident of the South Shore where he lives with his wife and twin daughters.

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