Peter E. Ball

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Boston, MA

Fitch Law Partners LLP
 | One Beacon Street, 16th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-542-5542
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1985
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (60%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at New England law firm Fitch Law Partners LLP, Peter E. Ball provides legal services to people in Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island. He represents clients in a range of criminal defense matters, including mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, white collar crimes and government investigations. Mr. Ball also handles cases involving complex civil litigation, business disputes, unfair business practices and probate litigation.

Mr. Ball graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University before going on to attend Columbia Law School. He received his Juris Doctor in 1985.

For more than 20 years, Mr. Ball has represented a number of clients that include large corporations and private individuals. He has experience trying cases at both the state and federal court levels. Mr. Ball is admitted to practice law in both Massachusetts and New York, as well as before the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

His dedication to the needs of his clients and high legal standards has helped Mr. Ball to earn the respect of his peers. He has received several awards and honors, including being named in The Best Lawyers in America* in 2013. Additionally, Mr. Ball is a member of the Boston Bar Association and has presented on topics pertaining to criminal and civil litigation at bar associations and other panels.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (60%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Business Litigation (30%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

General Litigation (10%): Litigation, Restraining Order

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

General Litigation: Litigation, Restraining Order

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017

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About Peter Ball

Admitted: 1985, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://www.fitchlp.com/Attorneys/Peter-E-Ball.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Listed in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers® a highly esteemed, national peer review guide of attorneys, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • Florida federal courts
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Formerly a member of the Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association's Criminal Section
  • President of the Columbia Law School Alumni Association of Boston
  • Member of the Criminal Justice Act panel

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Published articles in International Company and Commercial Law Review
  • Published articles in Commonweal
  • Published articles in The Boston Bar Journal
  • Published articles in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly publications
  • Executive Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Represented a jeweler in a federal criminal trial on charges that he knowingly received more than $1 million in stolen jewelry. Obtained acquittal of the client at trial
  • Represented not-for-profit foundation that was beneficiary of a $20-million estate in complex will-contest action involving dozens of parties. Case settled with client receiving large bequest
  • Represented limited partner in dispute with general partner over partnership distribution resulting from sale of the partnership's major asset, a large commercial property. Obtained $23 million summary judgment award for client
  • U.S. v. Butt, 955 F.2d 77 (1st Cir. 1992)
  • Dukakis v. Fed. Election Comm'n, 53 F.3d 361 (D.C. Cir. 1995)
  • North Bridge Assocs., Inc. v. Boldt, 274 F.3d 38 (1st Cir. 2001)
  • Watson v. Baker, 44 Mass. 487 (2005)

Educational Background:

  • Brown University, B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 1981
Find Me Online
WebsiteWebsite - www.fitchlp.com
Office Location for Peter E. Ball

One Beacon Street
16th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617-542-5542

 

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Last Updated: 5/26/2017

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