Peter Thompson has specialized in personal injury, medical malpractice, and employment discrimination law for over 20 years and has successfully resolved thousands of cases for his clients. Peter is "AV Preeminent" rated by Martindale-Hubbell ©, a well-respected peer review organization that rates lawyers based on input from judges and other esteemed members of the legal community. An AV Preeminent rating is awarded to the most outstanding lawyers in a particular field of law and is the organization's highest possible rating. He has also been designated a New England "Super Lawyer"© from 2007 to the present and is listed in U.S. News "Best Lawyers in America"© directory, the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide in the legal profession worldwide.
Peter Thompson is also well known both nationally and throughout Maine for demonstrating high ethical standards and for caring for his clients. In a recent review published by one of Peter's clients, the client stated:
"My family and I can never overstate our appreciation for Peter Thompson, who is as capable as he is kind. Having him in my corner made all the difference when I got hit with an insurance denial. We recommend him highly and remain deeply grateful that he worked so hard on my behalf." (Click here to see Google review.)
Another client commented:
"One of the most important things was a feeling that Peter cared and was there to answer all my questions, big or small." (Click here to view client testimonial.)
For Peter, to be a good lawyer, you must do more that just fight aggressively for your clients and achieve excellent results; you must also consistently address your clients' needs and concerns in a timely manner and develop relationships based on trust and respect. His firm and its reputation have been built around this philosophy.
Attorney Thompson is also a strong supporter of non-profit organizations including the Disability Rights Center (former board member) and the Brain Injury Association of Maine (former board member). A frequent lecturer at Brain Injury Association conferences, Peter is a leading expert in legal issues affecting brain injury survivors. He is also the Legal Director of the Consumer Health Law Program (CHLP), which provides free legal assistance to individuals and families who have been denied health insurance benefits. Through his work with the CHLP, Peter has assisted hundreds of people obtain medical services that their HMOs denied. Peter is committed through his private practice and his work with these organizations to helping Mainers level the playing field and obtain fair treatment from insurers and other large companies.
Peter has successfully litigated several nationally-reported cases including Arnold v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 136 F.3d 854 (1st Cir. 1998) and Duckworth v. Pratt & Whitney, Inc., 152 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1998).
Member: Million Dollar Advocate Forum
Education: Bowdoin College, B.A. University of Maine School of Law, J.D. (Managing Editor, Maine Law Review)
Professional Associations: American Association for Justice, National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, Maine State Bar Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, and Maine Employment Lawyers Association.
Award, Merits & Honors: New England "Super Lawyer"; U.S. News "Best Lawyers in America"
Chrissy is a member of the firm and has specialized in personal injury law for 14 years. She has successfully handled thousands of accident cases in both Maine and Massachusetts. Prior to joining Peter Thompson & Associates, Chrissy worked at an insurance defense firm litigating cases for several years. This experience gave her valuable insight into how insurance companies and their attorneys operate--insight she uses to get the best possible results for our clients. In 2010 and again in 2011, she was designated a New England Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in the field of personal injury law, one of only a handful of attorneys in Maine to receive this award. In 2012, Chrissy was selected to the prestigious National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 list. In addition to having a reputation as one of the State's top personal injury lawyers, Chrissy is well-known for the compassion and respect she gives her clients. Chrissy has received ratings of 5 out of 5 stars by clients in anonymous surveys on Lawyers.com and consistently receives high ratings on client survey responses.
Chrissy previously clerked for the Honorable David L. Martin, United States Magistrate for the District of Rhode Island.
Education: Franklin Pierce College, magna cum laude, BS; Roger Williams School of Law, J.D.
Professional Associations: American Association for Justice; Maine Bar Association; Maine Trial Lawyers Association.
Awards: Super Lawyers "Rising Star", 2010 and 2011; National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2012.Mark Dunlap
Mark Dunlap has specialized in personal injury law for over 30 years. Mark has an “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a well-respected peer review organization that rates lawyers based on input from judges and other esteemed members of the legal community. An AV Preeminent rating is awarded to the most outstanding lawyers in a particular field of law and is the organization's highest possible rating. Mark has also been listed in the U.S. News “Best Lawyers in America” directory since 2008 in the area of personal injury law. Having been lead counsel in over 125 jury trials in his career, Mark is one of Maine's most experienced and well-respected trial lawyers.
Representing clients in trials in Maine courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, and in appeals in the Maine Law Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals, Mark has participated in the determination of a number of legal decisions that have helped to shape the course of Maine law. He has also been a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court for more than twenty years.
Education: Bowdoin College, B.A. University of Maine School of Law, J.D.
Professional Associations/Memberships: Maine Trial Lawyers Association, Maine State Bar Association, Maine Bar Foundation (Fellow), Gignoux Inns of Courts, Cumberland County Bar Association (Past President), Cumberland County Bench/Bar Liaison Committee (Chairman), and Maine Supreme Court Advisory Committee.
Awards, Merits & Honors: U.S. News “Best Lawyers in America” (since 2008), U.S. News “Best Lawyer” (2014), and Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent” rating.Sebastian Okun
Sebastian is an associate at the firm's Falmouth office where his practice concentrates on personal injury law. He is experienced in representing clients with a wide range of physical and emotional injuries sustained as a result motor vehicle accidents and dangerous premises conditions.
Sebastian graduated from the University of Maine School of Law, magna cum laude, where he was the managing editor of the Ocean & Coastal Law Journal. Before joining our firm, Sebastian interned at the Federal Defender's Office in Portland, Maine.
Education: University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A.; University of Maine School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude.
Professional & Bar Association Memberships: American Bar Association, Maine State Bar Association, Maine Trial Lawyers Association