Peter Havighorst


Peter concentrates his practice on workers’ compensation defense. Prior to joining Gaido &  Fintzen, he worked for several firms in Chicago practicing in various areas of commercial litigation including insurance defense, labor and employment law, physician-practice issues, real estate and condominium management, and creditor’s rights matters. Peter has assisted on class action trials in Federal Court in Illinois, Minnesota, and Louisiana, involving claims against pharmaceutical manufacturers, as well as prosecutions brought under the Environmental Protection Act.

He is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Peter earned his J.D. from DePaul University Law School, where he served as a contributing editor of DePaul’s Art and Entertainment Law Journal. He earned his undergraduate degree from Ohio University with a B.A. from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

Peter is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.