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PeterMarlette

Partner

"Law was the closest thing to sports that I could find. Preparation, dedication, teamwork, and a desire to win; it's made for a great career."

Overview

Biography

Peter serves as managing director of Barclay Damon’s Buffalo, Toronto, and Clarence offices and serves on the firm’s Management Committee. His legal practice focuses on the defense of high-exposure products liability and toxic-substance litigation.

Peter counsels businesses on products-liability issues and product recalls. He also represents corporations in large commercial litigation and arbitrations across the United States and around the world.

Prior to the merger that formed Barclay Damon, Peter served as managing partner of Damon Morey LLP. His many leadership positions in the community include an appointment by NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve as Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority director and vice chair.

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Litigation Council of America, Fellow
  • ALFA International, Former Board of Directors Vice Chair
  • ALFA International, Great Lakes Practices Group, Former Chair
  • Managing Partner Forum, Advisory Board
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Served as lead attorney in a major international arbitration involving cellular-telephone contracts in Sweden, Russia, and several former Soviet Union republics with claims of over $125 million in damages. After 10 days of arbitration, a three-person panel returned a unanimous no-cause decision in favor of the Swedish corporation that Peter represented.
  • Successfully tried several asbestos cases to verdict and served as lead trial counsel throughout the United States, including in cases in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Florida, and Minnesota.
  • National counsel for an international manufacturer of lifting devices in leading the coordination and strategy for its asbestos litigation throughout the United States.
  • Successfully tried a high-exposure head injury case in which the plaintiff’s economist alleged damages in excess of $25 million.
  • Successfully counseled an international manufacturer of security devices, an international manufacturer of electrical products, and several food manufacturers and distributors on product recalls and withdrawals.
  • Defended complex mass tort cases through trial that involved deceased plaintiffs. Through intensive investigation, successfully refuted the plaintiffs’ witnesses' testimony, resulting in the dismissal of the case against the client.

Prior Experience

  • Damon Morey LLP, Managing Partner

Selected Community Activities

  • Evans Scholarship Foundation, Director
  • Kaleida Health System, Quality Committee Member
  • Buffalo Renaissance Foundation, Former Board of Directors President
  • Kaleida Health Foundation, Former Board of Directors Chair

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Mass Torts Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2016-2021
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York: PI – Products: Defense, 2007-2015 and 2017-2020; Top 50 Upstate New York Lawyers, 2019
  • Buffalo Business First, Western New York "Power 250," 2013-2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Buffalo: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants Lawyer of the Year, 2019
  • Buffalo Business First, Legal Elite Leaders of Western New York, 2013-2020
Knowledge

Selected Publications & Media

  • Managing Partner Forum, “Make Mid-Sized the Right Size”

Featured Media

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