Pete McElligott is driven to take on challenges. His common sense approach to all aspects of business litigation leads to efficient and effective results for clients.
Pete is a team player who represents a variety of clients from individuals to small businesses to large corporations in state and federal courts and arbitrations. He stands ready to tackle his clients’ problems at any stage in any capacity. Pete has built client trust in key moments by successfully leading mediations and settlement negotiations, taking and defending depositions, and briefing and arguing motions in addition to his first and second chair jury trial and arbitration experience. This experience stems from cases involving shareholder and partnership disputes, securities litigation, contract disputes, non-compete and trade secret claims, and many other business torts.
Before law school, Pete taught elementary school in Baltimore City Public Schools while a Corps Member with Teach For America. While overcoming challenges to close the achievement gap, Pete honed his ability to act decisively and to deliver strong, concise messages to a targeted audience. He utilizes those skills in his legal practice in communicating with clients, courts, and opposing counsel.
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Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
The Minnesota Uniform Declaratory Judgments Act: The Litigator's Underutilized Yet Versatile Tool, Minnesota Lawyer and Finance & Commerce - Partner Content, November 2020
10/05/2020 Minnesota Lawyer and Finance & Commerce – Peter McElligott was featured in article “Anthony Ostlund has a passion for pro bono work.”
The Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination in FINRA Hearings, Minnesota Lawyer and Finance & Commerce - Partner Content, November 2019
What Gets Decided First: Motion to Compel Arbitration or Motion to Dismiss?, Minnesota Lawyer Partner Content, December 2018
The Short Life of the Fiduciary Duty Rule, Attorney At Law Magazine, Minnesota Edition, May 2018
Informing the Court of Settlement Does Not Always Mean the Case is Settled, Attorney At Law Magazine, Minnesota Edition, June 2017
Bar Talk: Pro Bono Spotlight, Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, December 2015
The Supreme Court Tips Its Hat to Employers – or Does It? Vicarious Liability After Vance v. Ball State University, Attorney At Law Magazine, Minnesota Edition, August 2013