Peter Irot is a Partner in Gentry Locke’s Insurance practice group, and has wide-ranging experience in handling personal injury, workers’ compensation, and commercial litigation matters. He represents both defendants and plaintiffs across Virginia and has handled cases involving negligence, tortious interference with business relations, fraud, contract disputes, liens, defamation, false imprisonment, and cybersquatting. Pete is licensed in both Texas and Virginia, and worked as a commercial litigator in Texas before moving to Roanoke.
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Had you chosen a career other than law, what do you think you might be doing today?
Before I went to law school, I worked as a business process consultant. Now, I think I’d prefer something academic if I were to pursue a different career path.
When you leave work each day, what do you race off to do?
See my family. I have a happy little boy and can’t wait to get home to spend time with him and my wife. On the weekends, we like to go to parks, take nature walks and read together at the library.
Where have some of your favorite travels been?
My wife and I love Paris, Yellowstone, Napa, and Sonoma. In the future, I want to visit Northern Ireland, where I still have family.
Tell us an interesting fact about you that few people know.
I was an amateur standup comedian.
- The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2007
- Rice University, B.A. 2000
- Obtained court order for plaintiff/appellee for award of attorneys’ fees for post-verdict and appellate work in cybersquatting and trademark infringement suit where final judgment was for over $1,000,000
- Achieved favorable settlement for defendant resort and restaurant in breach of contract and copyright infringement suit
- Represented general contractor in obtaining a mechanic’s and materialman’s lien for which client collected over $300,000
- Obtained and collected on international arbitration award for American electronics company against Australian firm in breach of contract dispute
- Obtained temporary restraining order against foreign consulate in landlord-tenant dispute
- Represented restoration services company in contract dispute resulting in collecting over $450,000 for client in connection with restoring building damaged by Hurricane Ike
- Successfully defended against plaintiff’s multiple requests for temporary restraining order in breach of contract and deceptive trade practices case
- Collected on out-of-state judgment by garnishing bank accounts, obtaining charging order against limited liability company, and obtaining a temporary restraining order against defendant
- Recipient, Leadership Rice Mentorship (1999)
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