Peter B. Prestley

Peter B. Prestley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Hartford, CT

Madsen, Prestley & Parenteau, LLC
 | 402 Asylum St, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-956-6161
Fax: 860-246-1794
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (40%),
  • Employee Benefits (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr Prestley is a founding member of Madsen Prestley & Parenteau LLC, a Hartford and New London Connecticut based law firm that centers its practice on representing individuals in employment and employment benefit matters.

Mr. Prestley began his legal career at The Travelers joining its corporate law department and leaving as one its top lawyers as its Deputy General Counsel.  While there he worked in the tax, employee benefits, labor and employment, corporate law, litigation, international, and other specialties within that department.

Thereafter he joined the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett of New York City, where he worked as designated counsel to The Travelers, working on complex litigation and coverage cases.

After leaving Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, Mr. Prestley helped found Madsen Prestley & and Parenteau LLC.  At this firm Mr. Prestley and his colleagues seek to leverage their large business and large firm legal backgrounds to serve the interests of individuals in the areas of employment law and litigation and employee benefits law.  Mr. Prestley within these areas represents many senior executives and people who have started or contributed to starting business enterprises with respect to their employment law or benefit issues.  He also is engaged in False Claim Act (and other whistleblower cases), severance. discrimination, and other employment and benefit law and litigation matters.

Mr. Prestley is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of its law review.  Mr. Prestley is a former Chair of the 30,000 member Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, and former Chair of its Employee Benefits Committee, and a former member of the Joint Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA, that annually meets with Congressional staffers to discuss emerging employee benefits issues and legislation.

He is also a former member of the ABA Special Committee on Environmental Law and was one of four ABA delegates to the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development, (the Rio Conference that produced Agenda 21).  He also served on the ABA World Under Law Committee, which is the principal interface of the ABA with the United Nations.  Mr. Prestley is also a former President of the Union Internationale des Advocats, one of the two leading international bar associations, and one that is particularly concerned with defending lawyers representing unpopular clients in countries with limited democratic institutions.




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Admitted: 1972, Connecticut

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Hartford, CT 06103

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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