John E. Peterson Jr.

When an attorney has the breadth of litigation experience, a strong record of winning verdicts, and a sterling reputation among his clients and peers like John Peterson has, it’s understandable why providers turn to him for legal support.

“I represent health care providers in the defense of professional liability litigation,” John says. “I partner with physicians, hospitals, long-term care facilities and other organizations, and have defended their interests in state and federal courts in Virginia as well as in the District of Columbia. I have also represented clients in the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Virginia Department of Health Professions.” Earlier in his career, John served as corporate counsel for a company involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of durable medical equipment—a role that gained him considerable experience in risk management.

Having actively litigated hundreds of medical malpractice cases, taking approximately 30 to trial, John’s defense verdicts have been reported in the 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Virginia Medical Law Report’s list of Million Dollar Defense Verdicts.  Among many others, John has defended health care providers in cases involving failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis of cancer; birth injury cases; surgical complications; emergency and trauma medicine; cardiology; peripheral vascular issues; orthopedics; neurosurgery; neurology; radiology; pathology; and medical equipment malfunction. From time to time, he also represents clients in other civil litigation matters, including premises liability, and he has represented clients in breach of contract and construction cases.

John holds the highest attorney rating–AV Preeminent®–by Martindale-Hubbell.


The University of Alabama, B.A.
George Mason University School of Law, J.D.



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