Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Peter 
     Marlette

Peter Marlette

Partner

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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Peter serves as managing director of Barclay Damon’s Buffalo, Toronto, and Clarence offices and serves on the firm’s Management Committee. His legal practice focuses on the defense of high-exposure products liability and toxic-substance litigation.

Peter counsels businesses on products-liability issues and product recalls. He also represents corporations in large commercial litigation and arbitrations across the United States and around the world.

Prior to the merger that formed Barclay Damon, Peter served as managing partner of Damon Morey LLP. His many leadership positions in the community include an appointment by NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve as Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority director and vice chair.

Representative Experience

  • Served as lead attorney in a major international arbitration involving cellular-telephone contracts in Sweden, Russia, and several former Soviet Union republics with claims of over $125 million in damages. After 10 days of arbitration, a three-person panel returned a unanimous no-cause decision in favor of the Swedish corporation that Peter represented.
  • Successfully tried several asbestos cases to verdict and served as lead trial counsel throughout the United States, including in cases in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Florida, and Minnesota.
  • National counsel for an international manufacturer of lifting devices in leading the coordination and strategy for its asbestos litigation throughout the United States.
  • Successfully tried a high-exposure head injury case in which the plaintiff’s economist alleged damages in excess of $25 million.
  • Successfully counseled an international manufacturer of security devices, an international manufacturer of electrical products, and several food manufacturers and distributors on product recalls and withdrawals.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1983
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1980

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Litigation Council of America, Fellow
  • ALFA International, Former Board of Directors Vice Chair
  • ALFA International, Great Lakes Practices Group, Former Chair
  • Managing Partner Forum, Advisory Board

Civic Activities

  • Evans Scholarship Foundation, Director
  • Kaleida Health System, Quality Committee Member
  • Buffalo Renaissance Foundation, Former Board of Directors President
  • Kaleida Health Foundation, Former Board of Directors Chair

Speaking & Publications

  • Managing Partner Forum, “Make Mid-Sized the Right Size”

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Buffalo: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants Lawyer of the Year, 2019
  • Buffalo Business First, Western New York "Power 250," 2013-2019
  • Buffalo Business First, Legal Elite Leaders of Western New York, 2013-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Mass Torts Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, 2016-2019
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York: Personal Injury-Products: Defense, 2007-2015 and 2017-2018

Prior Experience

  • Damon Morey LLP, Partner