What our clients say
“You were such a great help and took such heavy stress off my shoulders. You made sure everything was done perfectly which resulted in spotless results. thank you for your service I highly recommend your service to everyone I know.”
“This was the first time I ever needed an attorney and could not have asked for any better! Scott was on top of everything, only had my best interest and was very professional. He kept me well informed and updated throughout the entire case! My settlement was beyond anything I could of imagined and I would never consider using any other law firm!”
“I would like to thank you, for all that you have done. I am so pleased with the outcome. I know it wasn’t easy.”
“I was very happy with the service provided by you and your wife. You answered all my questions satisfactorily and, if you weren’t available when I called, you got back to me very expeditiously.
I couldn’t have asked for better representation and wouldn’t hesitate to hire you again, if the need arises.”
“I was very satisfied with my experience with your firm. I felt supported and well-represented at every step in the process. I’m glad I chose D’Orazio Peterson.”
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Celebrity Chef’s Are Not Immune to Charges of Sex Discrimination, but Does the “Appearance Discrimination” Charge Hold Water?
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We started by working for larger firms.1 May 2005
Giovanna and Scott each spent the first several years of their careers working in larger law firm for big companies. These included Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, insurance companies, municipal governments and others. The upside to this is that we learned, from the inside, what decision making looks like inside large companies – something that we have used time and again in approaching cases against large corporate employers and wrongdoers.
We move away from the large firm model1 May 2011
In thinking about the next 5, 10, 20 years, we asked ourselves how we could best serve clients. Would it be working in a large firm with little connection to our corporate and insurance clients?
Or would it be working in an intentionally small firm, where we get to stand up against those big companies with deep pockets, for individuals who don’t have the resources?
The decision was easy, and D’Orazio Peterson was born.
As the years go by, we continue to stand up for those without a voice1 Jan 2015
We are fortunate. In a difficult profession we are able to work, day in and day out, to stand up for the rights of those who simply do not have the resources to take on large companies, municipalities, hospitals, etc. We do not take this responsibility lightly, and we will continue to do all that we can to stand up for our clients.