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Peter Shults is a partner at Shults Law Firm LLP.  His practice focuses on commercial litigation, international litigation, and other disputes.

Peter has extensive experience in complex litigation.  Before joining the Shults Law Firm, Peter was an attorney at Foley Hoag LLP, where he represented sovereign States in disputes with other States and with foreign investors, in front of the world’s principal dispute-resolution bodies and U.S. courts.  He also represented sovereign States in their attempts to extradite fugitives from the United States.  Additionally, he has represented professional athletes in navigating the procedures of the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Peter also has a broad pro bono practice.  He has served as counsel to international and constitutional legal experts on two amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court, involving international law and human rights.  He also has represented immigrants, particularly unaccompanied refugee children, in navigating U.S. federal immigration law, and he has helped U.S. military veterans attempt to obtain redress for discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Prior to private practice, Peter was a law clerk for the Honorable J. Leon Holmes of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.  In law school, Peter served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Boston University Law Review.  Before he attended law school, Peter was a professional tennis player.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Society of International Law

Past Employment Positions

  • Foley Hoag LLP (2015 – 2018)
  • The Honorable J. Leon Holmes, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Law Clerk (2012 – 2014)
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
    • Editor-in-Chief, Boston University Law Review
  • Duke University, B.A., 2005
Areas of Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • International Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Extradition
  • International Human Rights
  • Appeals