Peter L. Currie is a natural litigator, from a family of lawyers and teachers who trade in facts, truth, ideals, and advocacy. Mr. Currie graduated from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 2003 and has since dedicated his professional life to helping the disenfranchised navigate complex legal issues. Mr. Currie rejoined FMCO Law in 2022, after spending four years in Charleston, South Carolina, focused entirely on the nationwide opioid litigation at the Motley Rice law firm. Mr. Currie has plaintiff-side civil litigation in his blood, which manifests in his exceptional history of verdicts and settlements. He has an unblemished trial record and has attained multi-million-dollar verdicts in both state and federal court in Illinois.
Mr. Currie represents plaintiffs in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters, including class actions, collective actions, mass torts, antitrust claims, employee rights (discrimination, harassment, unlawful termination, and deprivation of overtime cases), consumer rights, personal injury, medical malpractice, construction defect, technology law, and other matters wherein individuals have been damaged. Over the course of his 20-year career, Mr. Currie has steadfastly taken aim at corporate America and pursued justice for his 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.
Mr. Currie is admitted to practice in Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, Public Justice, and the American Bar Association.
Representative Jury Verdicts
- $6.45 million dollar jury verdict for two plaintiffs in a sexual harassment case tried over three weeks in the United State District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – Davis v. Packer Engineering (Recipient of the 2017 “Top 20 Verdicts Award” for Illinois).
- $2 million dollar jury verdict for an individual worker unlawfully terminated in retaliation for exercising his rights to worker’s compensation – 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).
- In 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. The case was brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq., and similar state wage and overtime laws. The case was settled and the defendant agreed to pay up to $34 million into a fund for class member claims.
- 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. The complaint maintained the defendants’ conduct was unlawful under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., and the Civil Rights Act of 1866, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 1981 & § 1981(A).