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Peter has over thirty-five years of experience as a creditors’ rights attorney, representing businesses and financial institutions in connection with contractual obligations. His objective is to maximize recoveries through effective investigation, negotiation and, where necessary, litigation. His elder law practice includes estate and trust administration, money management including serving as fiduciary for “orphan elders,” and guardianships. Also accredited by the VA, he assists veterans with obtaining and retaining benefits from the Veterans’ Administration.
Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Peter graduated from Union College in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1981 from Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vermont. He is admitted to the state and federal court bars of Massachusetts (1981) and Rhode Island (1981). He was Board Certified in Creditors’ Rights Law by the American Board of Certification in 1995 (note that neither MA nor RI certifies specialists in any field of practice).
Prior to founding The Shore Law Firm, Peter handled thousands of creditors’ rights cases in his own firm (Law Office of Peter D. Shore), as Managing Partner of the Rhode Island firm of Rustigian, Rosenfeld & Shore, as in-house Litigation Counsel at the American Student Assistance Corporation, and as Senior Associate Counsel at the Law Office of Larry Dub. In each setting, he has represented individual and commercial creditor clients of all sizes in courts throughout southeastern Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island in all facets of pre- and post-judgment collection litigation.
Peter was an active member of the Commercial Law League of America for over twenty five years, serving as Secretary of the New England Region, and as the New England Delegate to the national nominating committee. He was also a member of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys. He currently is an active member of the Rotary Club of Attleboro and the Attleboro Area Bar Association. He recently received the prestigious honor of being named the 2015 Paul Harris Fellow by the Attleboro Rotary Club.
When Peter is not practicing law, spending time with Deborah, Michelle and Heather, or avidly enjoying Boston professional sports, he is a professional volunteer focusing his efforts on the Boy Scouts and his college fraternity. He is an Eagle Scout, and in recognition of his thirty-three years of dedicated service at both the troop and district levels in three states, was awarded the Silver Beaver Award in 2006 (the highest award given by the Boy Scouts of America). He currently serves as Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Rhode Island Jewish Committee on Scouting. He serves as the Treasurer of the Union Association of Alpha Delta Phi, and from 2011 – 2014 served on the Alpha Delta Phi National Board of Governors. In recognition of the thousands of hours of time and talent that he has devoted to the organization, he was awarded the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity Board of Governors Award in 2006.
In April, 2015, Peter was appointed to a one-year term as the national Director of Operations and Support Services of Alpha Delta Phi, Inc., dividing his time between this position and his law practice. He has now returned to law full-time.