Peter M. Lawrence came to the law firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1986. He has a General Practice with an emphasis on Family Court matters. He is committed to assisting his clients with the difficult transitions involved in Family Court matters. This has led him to a state wide involvement with the ongoing improvement of how the Family Court delivers services to litigants. In addition to Family Court matters, Peter assists his clients with a wide range of General Business disputes, Environmental and Land Use issues, Construction Disputes and Employment matters. Although he grew up on his native island home, (Long Island, New York), he came to Vermont by way of Boston which explains his passion for the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Celtics. Peter is also one of the founders of Bennington's sister city relationship with the town of Somotillo in Nicaragua. Peter has traveled to Nicaragua and other countries in Central America many times, particularly to Somotillo to work on projects in that community.
Peter is an avid canoeist and hiker. Every year he and his sons, along with whoever is available of his far flung brothers, sisters, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, hike a different portion of the Appalachian Trail. He lives in Bennington with his wife Wendy and her two children.
- Chair, Bennington County Family Court Bench/Bar Committee
- Member, Vermont Family Court Rules Committee
- Member, Vermont Family Court Oversight Committee
- Member, Vermont Family Court Experimental Project
- Member, Vermont Trial Lawyers Association
- Member, American Bar Association