Peter Alexander O’Karma established his firm in order to help good people in difficult situations. His mission is to maintain a commitment to clients and the community; a commitment that began in 1995. It was here, at Chalk Hill Middle School, during a social studies mock trial, where he drew the role of defense attorney. He immediately knew that this was his calling.
Ten years later he graduated cum laude from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. Following Northeastern, Peter attended and graduated from Suffolk Law School, passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam, and opened up his own practice in Boston, MA.
While attending law school, Peter worked for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, first in the Major Felony Unit, then in the Gang Unit, trying cases in district court and assisting Superior Court prosecutors trying complex criminal cases.
Also while in law school, Peter worked for the Waltham Solicitor’s Office, the civil attorney’s office for Waltham, MA, providing advice to a wide variety of individuals from school superintendents to people with issues concerning zoning, garbage removal, and other situations affecting people’s everyday lives.
After passing the bar, Peter worked for a law firm in Beverly, MA, where he traveled around the country representing claimants applying for Social Security disability. Soon after, Peter began working at a civil litigation firm in Cambridge, MA, on cases ranging from international security frauds in the U.S. 1st District Court, to contract disputes and tort cases in superior and district courts, including trying cases against the MBTA, Citibank, and other large corporations. In addition, he litigated cases at the Department of Industrial Accidents, i.e. worker’s compensation cases, as well as the Division of Administrative Law Appeals (DALA) which governs administrative agencies including education, medicine, environment, labor, public health, and retirement. When not in court, he worked on family law cases, including divorce, custody, and a domestic adoption, as well as trust, estates, and wills.
Today Peter, through his firm, represents people from every walk of life, from business owners looking to expand, to couples looking to amicably end a marriage. He continues to give back to the community, volunteering his time at probate courts helping the less fortunate deal with lost loved ones. He also spends time judging high school moot court competitions, and putting on weekly after school classes in the Malden school system.
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