Peter N. Lavalette
Pete engages in a broad commercial litigation practice, ranging from trade secret/unfair competition issues to employee benefit and ERISA litigation to defense of product liability claims for a Fortune 500 manufacturer. Pete also represents hospitals and health care professionals in professional liability claims. He has represented insurers and carriers in first-party claims and complex coverage matters, and has experience in class action litigation matters. He practices in both state and federal courts in the region, often serving as local counsel.
Following college, Pete served five years active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard, deployed from the Central Pacific to the Bering Sea as a deck watch officer aboard the cutter Morgenthau, and later in a procurement position in Washington, DC. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Toledo Law Review while in law school, and has been with RCO Law since 1994.
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