Verrill Welcomes Erik Peters to Firm’s Labor and Employment Group
PORTLAND, Maine – Verrill is pleased to welcome Erik Peters, a highly skilled employment lawyer, as Partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Group, resident in its Portland office.
Peters regularly conducts workplace investigations, advises clients on employment law and human resources compliance issues, and defends companies accused of discrimination or harassment based upon disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, whistleblower retaliation, and wage and hour violations. Peters successfully completed the Association of Workplace Investigators’ Training Institute, which teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to perform impartial workplace investigations. Peters also regularly conducts anti-harassment training for his management side clients and for other attorneys. Additionally, he has successfully represented many individuals who were the victims of discrimination.
Throughout his legal career, Peters has represented individuals, businesses and municipalities on thousands of claims and lawsuits involving motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, products liability, wrongful death, construction defects, property disputes and subrogation. Peters has also represented businesses of all sizes in disputes involving breach of contract, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty allegations and shareholder issues.
Before moving to Maine more than two decades ago, Peters was a prosecutor for the Texas Department of Public Safety, based in San Antonio, whose territory included most of the great State of Texas. For approximately three years, he also worked for an Austin-based law firm, representing State Farm Insurance's subrogation interests in personal injury, medical malpractice and construction litigation and in inter-company arbitration proceedings. He first chaired several personal injury trials during this period.
Peters earned his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. Peters is admitted in Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.