Peter J. Mackey

Peter J. Mackey, Esq.


Peter has been an attorney for over 39 years. He is the last of the old-school litigators in this area of Florida. Peter has extensive trial experience in mechanic’s lien representations, contract disputes, commercial foreclosures, judicial business dissolutions, probate litigation and all aspects of commercial litigation. Peter also regularly represents clients in complex family law matters and personal injury/wrongful death cases as well.

Peter was born in Syracuse, New York. He attended Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania and graduated from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook in 1980. While at Stony Brook, Peter was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He spent the next couple of years as the “yard manager” for a large marina/boat dealership in Port Jefferson, New York. Peter then went to law school and graduated from Boston College Law School in 1985. Upon graduation, he joined Hancock & Estabrook in Syracuse, New York. After moving to Bradenton, he worked for Holland & Knight before joining his wife, Cathie, at her practice.

Peter is admitted to practice in Florida, New York State, and the United States Federal Courts. Peter also supervises all of the firm’s litigators. Peter is very aggressive as to litigating. Examples of what he has been able to attain for his clients follows:

  • Patent jury verdict in Federal Court; followed by appellate argument in Washington, D.C., U.S. Court of Appeals.
  • Federal Court multi-million dollar verdict concerning the precursor to the digitalization of cell phone frequencies in Florida. Peter defeated the plaintiff’s lawyers from Boston’s premier law firm.
  • Federal Court jury verdict concerning an employment and shareholder dispute against a government contractor employer. The verdict was then appealed by the opposing party to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia, where Peter procured an order affirming the verdict. Peter defeated both defendant’s Washington, D.C. lawyer and the defendant’s co-counsel “Super-Lawyer” from a large Florida east coast firm.
  • Many state court bench and jury verdicts in Florida concerning construction litigation, commercial litigation, real estate disputes.
  • Many personal injury case resolutions, including: (i) one involving finding a way around Florida’s worker’s compensation law to procure a $1.3 million settlement after other law firm’s declined to take the case; and (ii) a medical malpractice death multi-million dollar award.
  • Many family law trial victories; some followed by procuring appellate court rulings affirming the trial court’s decision.

Peter and Cathie live in Holmes Beach and have four adult children. Their eldest daughter graduated form Vanderbilt University. The triplets graduated from Florida State University, University of Central Florida, and Eastern Illinois University. When Peter and Cathie are not working, you can find them boating along the Florida coast.

Do you need a courtroom-seasoned litigator who is obsessed with winning and won’t back down? Do you need a law firm that has the horsepower to correctly try your case? Look no further.

Whatever your problem, contact us and see if we can help. If you don’t call, you’ll never know.