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Peter Vickery

Peter Vickery

Peter Vickery welcomes religious discrimination cases and unemployment appeals
  • Appeals & Appellate, Employment Law, Landlord Tenant ...
  • Massachusetts
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Peter Vickery has a general civil practice focusing on discrimination, civil litigation, landlord-tenant (landlord side), and unemployment appeals. He particularly welcomes clients with claims of religious discrimination.

As Legislative Affairs Counsel for MassLandlords (the statewide membership organization that represents housing providers across Massachusetts) Peter drafts bills, bill summaries, and testimony in the area of housing law, and writes amicus briefs in cases that have strategic significance for rental-property owners.

Peter is a graduate of Oxford University (Jesus College), the University of the West of England, Boston University School of Law, and the Center for Public Policy & Administration at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

He is a former member of the Governor’s Council (the elected body that reviews the Massachusetts governor’s nominations to the state courts) and of the State Ballot Law Commission.

In addition to practicing law, Peter has taught courses on public policy and legislative drafting.

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Employment Law
    Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Whistleblower
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Landlord Rights
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Legislative & Government Affairs
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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1st Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
State Ballot Law Commission
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
MPPA | Public Policy & Administration
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Boston University
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Professional Associations
Republican National Lawyers Association
- Current
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Federalist Society
- Current
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Hampshire County Bar Association
- Current
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Massachusetts State Bar
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
The MassLandlords Crash Course in Landlording, Virtual
Leases and month-to-month rental agreements Late fees Security deposits Eviction process Move-and-store Water and electrical submetering Housing Court vs District Court Warranty of habitability Inspections Rental subsidies (e.g. RAFT) Rent control
Cash for Keys, An Alternative to Eviction, Virtual meeting
How and why to negotiate a mutual release with relocation assistance payment, sometimes called "cash for keys." Common terms and conditions in a mutual release. How much to offer? Going rates from real experience. Negotiation tips for bad situations. Pros and cons from both a renter advocacy and landlord advocacy perspective.
Contact & Map
27 Pray Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Telephone: (413) 222-8760
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