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Peter R. Houston

Peter R. Houston has extensive trial and appellate experience representing insurance companies, self-insureds, business entities and individuals in Massachusetts and Federal Court, and has been admitted pro hac vice in New Hampshire.  Mr. Houston has litigated numerous civil cases involving personal injury claims, PIP claims, insurance coverage, civil RICO, fraud, premises liability, negligence, business disputes and consumer protection.  Mr. Houston has made case law in the area of insurance coverage, including a recent uninsured motorist coverage dispute. Cardona v. Encompass Ins. Co., 92 Mass.App. Ct. 1118 (2017).  He also obtained favorable results for many clients in arbitration and mediation, and has served as co-counsel with his partner on multiple medical provider cases in the investigation and litigation phases. In his representation of insurers and individuals, Mr. Houston has significant experience working with experts in forensic analysis, analytics, fire origin and cause, and in all areas of medicine. In addition to his representation of insurers in state and federal courts, Mr. Houston’s practice consists of complex civil litigation, business and commercial litigation, personal injury, consumer protection, subrogation, and contract and tort law in Massachusetts. 


Before joining McGovern, Houston & Ganem, P.C., Mr. Houston was an associate at a civil litigation firm in Malden, Massachusetts, representing clients in business and commercial litigation matters, contract and tort law, landlord/tenant law, municipal law, and consumer protection. At his prior firm, Mr. Houston worked extensively with the City of Malden and the City of Revere’s building and inspectional services departments, as well as with the Attorney General’s offices in connection with receiverships of abandon and substandard housing developments throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.