Peter D. McCarthy

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  • Boston College (JD, 2007)
  • Boston College (BA, History, Philosophy, 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Peter’s practice focuses on complex civil and commercial litigation, business litigation, construction law, and workplace health and safety (OSHA). He has significant experience representing contractors, developers, and project owners in the public and private sectors. 

He also contributes to pro bono endeavors, including as Director of Mintz Levin’s Domestic Violence Program, where he provides legal assistance to low-income victims of domestic violence; the Medical Legal Partnership, where he has represented the interests of special needs students before the Bureau of Special Education Appeals; and the Lawyers Clearinghouse, providing a variety of legal services to nonprofit organizations in Boston.  

Prior to joining the firm, Peter was a producer at MSNBC, responsible for creating programming for nightly, nationally televised news- and political-themed broadcasts. Prior to that, Peter worked for Akamai Technologies, as both an account manager and a channel account manager. Peter also served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Camden, New Jersey, where he directed an intensive academic program for low-income middle-school students.   

During law school, Peter interned at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, where he supported the gang unit in criminal prosecutions for drug- and gun-possession and violent crime. He was a Summer Associate at Mintz Levin and an active member of the St. Thomas More Society. As an undergrad, he studied at University College Galway, Ireland, concentrating in Irish History. 

Recognitions & Awards

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Construction Litigation (2013)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional & Community Involvement      

  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • Director of Mintz Levin’s Pro Bono Domestic Violence Project