It’s interesting how life informs our career choices. I decided to become an attorney after working in a steel mill for several years and seeing how people were treated in the workplace. I strongly felt that these workers needed representation. No one was standing up for them! I noticed that the employer always had representation, so why not the workers?
So I decided to practice law to help people and win claims for them. And that’s exactly what I do. I have represented my clients at all levels, from the administrative process all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court. I have argued several cases successfully in front of the Supreme Court on behalf of my clients.
After graduating from Girard High School, I started studying law at Ohio State University and earned my Bachelor’s Degree in 1984. I then went on to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and received my Juris Doctorate in 1987. I was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1987.
In the 25 years since then, I have been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. I am member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Small Practice Division; the Ohio State Bar Association Workers Compensation Committee; a member of the Trumbull County Bar Association, Executive Committee; Member of the Portage County Bar Association and a Member of the Mahoning-Trumbull county Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Born in Youngstown, I am now married with two children and reside in McDonald. I am very involved in my children’s sports and have coached several softball and baseball teams. I love my job and spending time with my family and our dog, Buddy.
By the way, my formal name is Richard but everyone calls me Pete.
The injury lawyers of Heller, Maas, Moro & Magill Co., LPA are from northeastern Ohio and areactive members of the Mahoning Valley community. Our firm been established as a legal practice here since 1985. We know this area. All of our seven attorneys grew up here, were educated in local schools and worked jobs for companies and in plants here before joining our firm.