Legal Employment Experience:

December 1990 to Present
Peter M. Commette, P.A., representing injured plaintiffs, and plaintiffs and defendants in business and banking litigation, trying cases primarily in Florida

August 1982 to December 1990
Worked in defense litigation for primarily two large, prestigious maritime and personal injury defense and business/banking litigation law firms, trying cases in Florida

Peter M. Commette, P.A., Areas of Practice:


The John Marshall Law School
J.D., 1982
Research Assistant for textbook:  Illinois Courtroom Evidence, by Professors John E. Corkery and Jay L. Miller, published by Parker & Son Publications; Moot Court Competition, National Mock Trial Team

Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts
B.A. in Economics and History, 1977
Tufts Half – Way House Committee, President; Varsity Sailing Team, four years (MVP).



A.V. Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for legal ability and ethics*; Numerous six figure and multimillion dollar recoveries; Admitted to Florida Bar in 1982, Admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida in 1984; Admitted to U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit in 1986; Admitted to U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida in 1990; Admitted to U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida 1990; U.S. Olympic Team, Sailing, 1976 (11th Place in Olympics); U.S. Pan-American Team, Sailing, 1991 (Bronze Medal); World, North American and National Champion in sailing in various classes of sailboats.


Florida Bar (Member: Admiralty Law Committee);
Maritime Law Association of the United States (Member:
Committee on Stevedoring and Terminal Operations;
Recreational Boating Committee;
American Bar Association;
Broward County Bar Association; and
The Florida Justice Association.

Former Non-Legal Employment and Community Activities:

Head Varsity Sailing Coach, 1977-1978, United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York;

All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Lauderdale – Past Vestry Member and Senior Warden;

Lauderdale Yacht Club – Member Board of Governors; Past Commodore &  Fleet Captain;

United States Sailing Center, Miami (Site for Training Olympic Sailors) – Past President and Chairman of Board of Governors; founding member of Board of Governors.

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