Peter L. Currie

Peter L. Currie

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Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation Matters
  • Employee Rights
  • Consumer Rights
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Defect
  • Technology Law and Other Matters
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Class Actions
  • Collective Actions
  • Mass Torts
  • Antitrust Claims


Peter Currie represents plaintiffs in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters, including employee rights (discrimination, harassment, unlawful termination and deprivation of overtime cases), consumer rights, personal injury, construction defect, technology law and other matters wherein individuals have been damaged by corporations. Mr. Currie also has an extensive background in class action, collective action and mass tort cases and has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients in those matters. Mr. Currie is an advocate for the disenfranchised. Over the course of his career, Mr. Currie has steadfastly taken aim at corporate America and pursued justice for his many clients. Mr. Currie represents his clients in Federal Courts across the country, state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") and in the Illinois Department of Human Rights ("IDHR"). Mr. Currie has spent his career resolving hundreds of cases in an unwavering effort to make his clients whole when they have been damaged and deprived of their rights. In his first ever jury trial, Mr. Currie attained a multi-million dollar punitive jury verdict for his client, an individual worker who was unlawfully terminated because he exercised his right to worker's compensation after suffering a work related injury. The punitive award was the largest ever in the county's history. Mr. Currie is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Federal Trial Bar).


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Juris Doctor
  • Northern Illinois University
    • B.S.

Bar Admission

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Representative Cases

  • Davis v. Packer Engineering (Recipient of the 2017 “Top 20 Verdicts Award” for Illinois)
  • Kaisler v. Kendall County Concrete (Mr. Currie’s first trial, at 29 years old, which represented the largest punitive award in county history at the time)
  • n Nash et al v. CVS Corporation, in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island served as counsel on behalf of current and former assistant managers and assistant store managers claiming they were not properly paid overtime because they were misclassified by the company as “exempt” from federal and state overtime pay requirements
  • Barnes v. Canadian National Railway Company, et al.: served as Class Counsel in the Northern District of Illinois and recovered $3 million and important nonmonetary relief (i.e., training, monitoring, reporting, etc.) on behalf of a class of African American railroad workers subjected to racial discrimination in the workplace

Past Positions

  • Motley Rice Law Firm

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Public Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member