Peter Taaffe handles all aspects of civil litigation, including Jones Act, maritime, negligence, real estate, technology, and commercial claims. Peter has extensive experience representing clients – ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 companies – in federal and state trial courts, appellate courts, and in arbitration. He has extensive experience handling mass tort actions. He has been repeatedly honored for his pro bono work for indigent clients.
Peter has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers, in personal injury litigation, from 2016 to 2018.
Currently, Peter serves as Vice-Chairman of the nine member Board of Regents for the University of Houston System. Appointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2013, and confirmed by the Texas Senate, Peter is serving a six year term on the Board, until 2019. Peter serves on the Board’s Audit, Finance and Administration, and Academic and Student Success Committees.
Peter received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in 1993 and graduated with honors from the University of Houston Law Center in 1997. After graduating from law school, Peter served as senior briefing attorney to U.S. District Court Judge Joe J. Fisher.
Peter has assisted in debate preparation for Presidential and U.S. Senate candidates. He has served as campaign treasurer for candidates in both major parties.
Peter is licensed in Texas and admitted to practice in the Fifth Circuit and the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.