Peter C. Phillips

Peter joined the firm in 2006. He advises and represents school districts, municipalities, and other employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters. He has practiced labor and employment law since 1990, primarily focusing on public sector labor relations and collective bargaining. He regularly advises employers on drafting and negotiation of employee and union contracts, employee discipline and discharge matters, union grievances, and wage and hour issues. He has provided effective and beneficial counsel to clients in grievance arbitrations and unfair labor practice proceedings for over 25 years.

Peter served as Hearing Officer and Counsel to the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board (PELRB) from 2003 to 2006. Peter’s previous employment also includes working as a Tribunal Administrator for the American Arbitration Association from 1984 to 1986 and as a research assistant for the Boston Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from 1987 to 1989.

Peter earned his B.A. from Villanova University, Villanova, PA (majoring in Political Science, with a concentration in Irish Studies), and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA.

Peter is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a member of both the Labor and Employment Law and Municipal and Governmental Law sections of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the NH Municipal Lawyers Association, as well as New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys.

He was a contributing editor to Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration, BNA, 1998, and co-author of Selecting and Terminating Employees in New Hampshire, National Business Institute, 2003. Peter has spoken on labor and employment topics at various seminars, including those sponsored by the National Business Institute, Bradley F. Kidder Education Law Conference, NH School Administrators Association and NH Public Risk Management Exchange (Primex).

In 2012 Peter was named to the Board of Trustees of Link House, Incorporated, a non-profit organization that provides residential programs for men and women in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. Peter served on the West Newbury Board of Appeals from 2007 to 2014 and the Finance Committee from 2014 to 2017.

Peter’s interests/activities include hiking, travel, caring for the family Vizsla, and following his beloved ‘Nova Wildcats, Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox and Aston Villa.

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