Peter W. Schroeter

Peter W. Schroeter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Portland, ME

Shaheen & Gordon, PA
 | 75 Pearl Street, Suite 205
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-571-5324
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013, 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Attorney Profile

    Senior counsel to Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., Peter W. Schroeter focuses his practice Mediation and Arbitration of cases throughout Maine and New Hampshire

    In 1975, Peter earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bates College. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 1980, magna cum laude, from New England Law.

    His 35 years of experience as a civil trial lawyer in a wide variety of cases give him the experience, knowledge and real life perspective to successfully mediate cases to resolution. In his 20 years of serving as a mediator Peter has mediated over 2000 cases, including business, employment, insurance, personal injury professional negligence, probate and real estate. He has achieved the highest level of professional excellence in mediation and alternative dispute resolution by receiving Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent rating and by being recognized by Best Lawyers of America and New England Super Lawyers. Peter has been selected to the prestigous National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, one of only nine mediators in Maine to achieve that designation.

    *AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

    Certificates and Credentials

    About Peter Schroeter

    Admitted: 1980, Maine

    Professional Webpage:


    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
    • New England Super Lawyers in Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Best Lawyers in America in Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Martindale- Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment in 2013
    • Best Lawyers in America in Mediation
    • Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury in 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court District of Maine, 1980
    • Maine Residential Real Estate Mediation Program Roster
    • Maine Superior Court Mediation, Early Neutral Evaluation, Arbitration Rosters
    • Maine Association of Mediators, Board of Directors
    • Former Southern Maine Fee Arbitration Chairman and Panelist
    • York County Bar Association
    • Massachusetts, 1980
    • Resolute Systems National Panel of Mediators/Arbitrators
    • Maine Legal Services for the Elderly Panel/Mediator
    • Maine Medical Malpractice Panelist
    • Maine, 1980
    • Labor Employment Relations Association
    • New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights Mediation Roster
    • Maine State Bar Association, ADR Section Chairperson
    • Former Saco Planning Board Chairman and Member
    • Maine Association of Mediators, Board of Directors, 2016

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Saco Bay Trails, Board of Directors
    • AMC Four Thousand Footer Club
    • Appalachian Mountain Club, Volunteer

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • New England Law Review, Editor, 1979-1980, New England School of Law, Boston


    • Slater v. Merit Management, LLC, et al , (U.S. District Court, District of Maine, Docket No. CV-01-119, 2002) - Co-counsel in $960,000 verdict in amusement park personal injury case
    • Emery v. Hussey , 679 A.2d 1284 (Maine 1997) - $400,000 products liability verdict upheld on appeal
    • Walker v. Provost , 566 A.2d 749 (Maine 1989) - Verdict in real estate boundary case awarding 42 acre parcel upheld on app
    • Searles v. Fleetwood Homes of Pennsylvania and Schiavi Homes, 878 A.2d 509 (Maine 2005) - $203,782 verdict for mold damage to family's home and mold related problems plus $70,348 award in attorneys' fees and costs due to the jury's finding for violation of Maine's Unfair Trade Practice law upheld on appeal
    • Pawloski v. Century 21 Balfour, et al , (Cumberland County Superior Court, Docket No. CV-89-550) - $150,000 verdict, including $25,000 punitive damages, in misrepresentation case involving sale of business

    Educational Background:

    • Bates College, Lewiston, ME, B.A., 1975
    • New England School of Law, Boston, M.A., 1980
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    Office Location for Peter W. Schroeter

    75 Pearl Street
    Suite 205
    Portland, ME 04101

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    Last Updated: 8/25/2020

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