Peter Hatfield was born in Maryland and raised in Columbia, Maryland. He is a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Upon graduation from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2012, Mr. Hatfield sat for the Maryland bar examination and joined McGowan and Cecil, LLC.
Prior to joining McGowan & Cecil, LLC, Mr. Hatfield was a law clerk with a Baltimore law firm, a certified legal intern for Neighborhood Legal Services, a certified legal intern for Southwestern Legal Services, and a summer associate with law firms in Pittsburgh, PA, and Baltimore, MD.
Peter firmly believes that making a recovery for his clients is not fighting for an award or prize and the firm is selective on the cases it chooses. Working for a client is a process to fill in a significant and sometimes permanent void thrust into an individual’s life, always caused needlessly and through no fault of their own. He believes that we have a system of laws and insurance, while not perfect, operates in an attempt to make a client whole again to recover for what was taken away. Through perseverance and counsel to his clients, successfully helping people move on emotionally and financially from a difficult and often lifechanging event is Peter’s primary goal.
Peter has advocated for well over a thousand personal injury victims, handling a wide range of automobile, motorcycle, dog bite, and slip and fall claims. Peter has always worked for injured individuals and never for insurance companies. Peter has successfully recovered compensation for his clients from numerous large corporations and their commercial insurance companies including: Dominos, Target, Sears, 7-Eleven, Shoppers Food, Walmart, several commercial apartment complexes along with every major consumer auto insurance company.
Peter lives in Bowie, Maryland with his wife and three young children. He enjoys time with his family, competitive off-road motorcycling, football and soccer. Peter played soccer through the club level at Towson University and is an assistant coach of his son’s youth soccer team.
Areas of Practice
- Maryland, 2012
- District of Columbia, 2015
- U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2014