Erik Peters brings 20+ years years of legal experience to Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman. He advises individuals and companies on employment law and HR issues, handles personal injury and commercial litigation cases, and represents clients in federal and state court. He holds the highest rating of “AV® Preeminent™” from the Martindale-Hubble lawyer rating firm.
As part of his employment law practice at the firm, he regularly advises clients on and litigates claims involving:
• Discrimination and harassment based on protected classes like sex, disability, religion, age, and sexual orientation;
• Whistleblowing; and
• Wage and hour violations.
A significant part of Erik’s employment law practice involves conducting workplace investigations. He has successfully completed the Associated of Workplace Investigators’ Training Institute, which teaches the knowledge and skills necessary to perform impartial workplace investigations. Erik also regularly conducts anti-harassment training for his management-side clients and for other attorneys.
Throughout his legal career, Erik has worked with and against insurance companies. He has represented individuals, businesses and municipalities on thousands of claims and lawsuits involving motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, products liability, wrongful death, construction defects, property disputes and subrogation. Erik has also represented businesses of all sizes in disputes involving breach of contract, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues.
Erik is a Texan who moved to Maine in 1999. He lives in Freeport with his wife and two sons. In his spare time, he skis, hangs out on his family’s sailboat, Venture, and goes to many high school sports games. Please do not ask him about the Dallas Cowboys.