Peter D. McCarthy

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

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Peter’s practice is focused on complex civil and commercial litigation and regulatory compliance. He represents clients in a variety of business disputes, negotiations, transactions, and investigations, in litigation and in alternative dispute resolution forums. A member of the Construction Law Practice Group, Peter has represented property owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and public agencies in all aspects of construction disputes in the public and private sectors. Peter is a member of the Energy Technology Group, and has represented a variety of clean technology and traditional energy producers in commercial disputes and construction litigation. He also has experience responding to workplace health and safety (OSHA) inspections and investigations.

Peter is Director of Mintz Levin’s Domestic Violence Program, which provides direct legal assistance to low-income victims of domestic violence and legislative advocacy. He has contributed to other pro bono endeavors such as the Medical Legal Partnership, representing the interests of special needs students before the Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals, and the Lawyers Clearinghouse, providing a variety of legal services to nonprofit organizations in Boston.

Peter served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office from September 2013 through April 2014. He prosecuted approximately a dozen criminal jury and bench trials to verdict in the Framingham District Court, and argued motions covering an array of evidentiary and criminal law issues. 

During law school, Peter interned at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. He was a Summer Associate at Mintz Levin. Prior to joining the firm, Peter was a producer at MSNBC. Before that, Peter worked as an account manager for Akamai Technologies. 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.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Construction Litigation (2013 – 2016)
  • 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