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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 complex civil lawsuits involving civil RICO, fraud, premises liability, negligence, business disputes, consumer protection, personal injury claims, PIP claims and insurance coverage.  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 complex civil litigation practice,  Mr. Houston  represents numerous businesses, private lenders and commercial lenders in connection with all of their legal needs, including, but not limited to transactional law, loan agreements, mortgages, mergers and acquisitions, business financing and securitization of loans. 

For the past five years, Mr. Houston has also served as general counsel for two companies: a medical device and product developed company  and a manufacturing representative and sales company.  In these roles, he has prepared all corporate documents and filings with state and federal agencies and governmental bodies; negotiated and drafted complex commercial contracts, vendor and sales contracts, business forms and templates, manufacturing and production contracts, indemnity and nondisclosure agreements, as well as internal corporate policies and processes for ensuring the businesses compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.


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. 

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