Peter Gregory ’07 was recently featured in the Democrat and Chronicle’s “On the Ladder” column, which focuses on young professionals in the Greater Rochester area. The article notes Gregory “recently joined McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin as an associate attorney in its litigation group.”
He explains his daily duties are helping “clients bring and defend lawsuits. I find myself practicing in a wide range of legal fields, from personal injury to commercial litigation. The most rewarding aspect of my job is helping clients solve their legal problems.”
The article also looks at the inspiration behind a law career and his transition into legal practice.
Gregory earned a B.A. in political science, with honors, from Hobart College and minored in peer education in human relations. He was a member of the Druids, the debate team, the College Republicans, Hobart Student Government, Chimera, Orange Key, was a resident adviser and an orientation mentor. He also worked for admissions and and participated in the student phonathon.
The full article follows.
Democrat and Chronicle
On The Ladder: Peter Gregory
Driadonna Roland • Staff Writer • April 10, 2011
By many publicized accounts, landing a job as an attorney is pretty tough these days.
But young professional Peter J. Gregory made it happen. The 26-year-old recently joined McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin as an associate attorney in its litigation group. He will specialize in personal injury law, but has found himself dealing with a variety of cases since joining the firm.
Gregory was raised in Webster and wanted to return to the area after attending Albany Law School.
“As much as I would like to say that I returned to Rochester for the Garbage Plates, I returned to the Rochester area to be close to my friends and family,” he said. “It is the people of Rochester that make it a great community to work and live, and the Garbage Plates aren’t bad, either.”
This week, Gregory is On the Ladder to talk about what piqued his interest in law, his transition into the world of work and why he’s looking forward to summer.
What are some of your daily responsibilities?
I help clients bring and defend lawsuits. I find myself practicing in a wide range of legal fields, from personal injury to commercial litigation. The most rewarding aspect of my job is helping clients solve their legal problems.
Why did you choose this career?
As a senior at Allendale Columbia School, I took a class in Constitutional Law taught by a former attorney. The course was engaging, and I enjoyed the challenge of thinking on my feet. Since I began my profession, I have enjoyed the prospect of taking on new challenges on a daily basis.
What big projects have you handled?
I have represented several individuals in our community who were seriously injured by the negligence of others. It is a rewarding experience to help facilitate their recovery.
What’s been your biggest career hurdle?
The practice of law is a complex field, even after law school. Fortunately, I have been able to rely on skilled colleagues and mentors for guidance and support in my transition from the classroom to the workplace.
What organizations do you belong to that have helped you in your career?
The Monroe County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section provides continuing education and support. Also, Rochester Young Professionals is a great organization to connect with peers and stay in touch with friends in the area.
What do you ultimately want to do with your life?
I hope to continue to practice law and enjoy life in Rochester.
What do you do outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my brother and sister. I also try to stay active by playing basketball and golf. I’m looking forward to summer in Rochester, especially the Lilac Festival, and the start of the Buffalo Bills season in the fall.
What’s your advice for other young professionals?
Rely on your network. Do not be afraid to reach out to those around you for advice and guidance. Rochester has a diverse pool of talented professionals who are always willing to lend an ear.
If you would like to be On the Ladder, call Driadonna Roland at 258-2417, or email DROLAND2@DemocratandChronicle.com.
Education: Bachelor’s in political science from Hobart College, Juris Doctor from Albany Law School.
Community Activities: Rochester Young Professionals and a board member of the Allendale Columbia School Alumni Association.