Peter Baumhart is a Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. His practice includes commercial, antitrust, employment, and product-liability litigation before state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Peter has briefed a wide variety of issues and motions, including a successful appellee brief defending dismissal of an indirect-purchaser antitrust class action, petitions for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, and several successful summary judgment motions and motions to dismiss. Peter has also briefed and argued a pro bono appeal in the Illinois Supreme Court on behalf of an inmate challenging the revocation of good-conduct credits. In addition to his briefing experience, Peter has helped to develop legal strategy at the trial level, including identifying and preserving issues for appeal.

Before joining Mayer Brown, Peter clerked for Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Judge Jane J. Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Peter earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as a Notes Editor for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and worked in the school’s General Litigation Clinic.

Spoken Languages

  • English


Johns Hopkins University, BA

University of Michigan Law School, JD, cum laude


  • Illinois