Peter Thompson & Associates

Voted Best Personal Injury Lawyer 7 Years in a Row

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Firm Overview

Peter Thompson & Associates is Maine's premier personal injury law firm. We are injury law specialists, with over 30 years combined experience helping accident victims obtain the maximum benefits possible for their injuries.

Individuals and families who have been seriously injured in accidents trust us to handle their cases not only because of our track record of large jury verdicts and settlements, but also because of our consistently high customer satisfaction ratings. For the last four years we've been chosen "Best Personal Injury Lawyer" in Portland and Bangor. At Peter Thompson & Associates, every client matters to us.

In 2007, I was designated a New England "Super Lawyer," an honor awarded to the top five percent of lawyers in New England. I am also a longstanding member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and am listed in Who's Who in American Law.

Peter Thompson & Associates was established in 1994 with a statewide practice. We opened our Bangor office in 2007.

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Main Office

Main
Statewide practice. Offices
in Bangor and Portland  ME 

Phone
  • 1-800-490-5218
  • (207) 874-0909
  • (800) 804-2004
Fax
  • (207) 874-0343

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Initial consultations are always free and 100% confidential. The length of the consultation is determined on a case by case basis.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Peter Thompson & Associates only take cases on a contingent fee basis (no fee unless our client receives compensation).

Hourly Rates

Not applicable.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We have an answering service 24/7 for urgent client situations.

Office Manager

Melissa Morrissette

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices

  • Portland, ME
    92 Exchange St.
    Portland,  ME 
  • Bangor, ME
    23 Water St.
    Bangor,  ME  04401

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

We (myself and my entire legal team) enjoy helping people get back on their feet when they are dealing with serious injuries that frequently result in significant financial stress. Keeping insurance companies from taking advantage of people who are often extremely vulnerable due to their injuries and financial stress is very satisfying.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

The vast majority of my clients are not familiar with how insurance companies will frequently engage in unfair tactics in order to delay, devalue, or deny claims outright. I understand those tactics and know how to level the playing field for my clients. If an insurance company refuses to settle a case for a fair and reasonable amount and forces me to resolve my client's cases in court, I and my highly experienced team of lawyers, paralegals, private investigators, and expert consultants will fight aggressively to win the case. Our track record speaks for itself (see http://www.peter-thompson-associates.com/Recent_Case_Results.html). We always keep our clients fully informed about the legal and evidentiary issues that affect their case so that they can make intelligent decisions. That said, almost all of our clients seek out and defer to our advice about how much their cases are worth.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We welcome any information that our clients provide to us concerning their cases.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I and the other attorneys at our firm frequently provide advice at no charge.

Peter Thompson

Prior to and while I attended Bowdoin College, I ran several small businesses in Bar Harbor, Maine, where my mother had an art gallery for over 30 years.

The other attorneys in my firm and I all commit hundreds of hours each year to providing pro bono legal services and to supporting organizations such as the Brain Injury Association of Maine through direct involvement in their organizations and financial support. I am also the Volunteer Legal Director of the Consumer Health Law Program. I have assisted hundreds of individuals obtain medical care that their HMOs denied. Through this pro bono work, I have seen how insurance companies frequently engage in unfair and underhanded tactics to deny claims. This experience helps me to better protect my clients' interests.

I think a client summed my strengths and style up best in a thank you note he wrote me recently: "Thank you for your efforts and hard work in resolving my case. Your leadership and initiatives were outstanding. I felt truly represented, respected and was treated with honesty and integrity. We are grateful for a positive result and grateful for the excellent teamwork!" L. D., Portland.

Personal interests:

What little time I have left at the end of the day is devoted to attending my children's various Little League games, swim meets, etc.

License
  • Bar Number: 8011
    Maine , 1994
Education
  • University of Maine School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1994
    Portland, ME
    Managing Editor, Maine Law Review.
  • Bowdoin College
    Bachelor of Arts , 1990
    Brunswick, ME

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