Pete Chattrabhuti practices in the firm’s Class Action Defense, Complex Litigation, Environmental, NRD, Pharmaceutical Products & Medical Devices, and Toxic Torts & Products Liability groups. He has experience with many aspects of the litigation process, including motions practice, Daubert challenges, pretrial discovery, and expert witness preparation. Growing up appreciating the value of hard work and having an enthusiasm for learning, Pete knew early in life he wanted to be a lawyer and enjoys being exposed to some of the most skilled and experienced attorneys in the intellectually stimulating and ever-changing legal industry.
In his environmental practice, Pete has worked in numerous mass toxic tort and groundwater contamination cases in state and federal courts, in which plaintiffs alleged personal injuries and property damages from exposures to chemicals, including PFAS, PCBs, TCE, lead, arsenic, and chlorofluorocarbons. He has experience defending CERCLA cost recovery actions, as well as litigating natural resource damages claims. In his NRD practice, Pete has been involved in the briefing, pre-trial discovery, and pre-litigation counseling of various claims brought by trustees relating to historical operations at client facilities. He has also aided in the assessment of potential impacts to natural resources and the services provided by those resources.
Before joining Hollingsworth LLP, Pete started as Assistant Attorney General and Charles F.C. Ruff Fellow in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. In that capacity, he worked as a trial attorney for the Civil Enforcement Section, Public Interest Division, and served as lead counsel in multiple administrative hearings and civil litigation matters on behalf of the District of Columbia.
Pete’s practice benefits from his breadth of experience, including his pro bono work as a volunteer bankruptcy attorney with the District of Columbia Bar Pro Bono Center Bankruptcy Clinic. He has provided a guest lecture at Indiana University’s Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health on “Product Liability and Toxics Litigation for Professional Stewards.”
Pete received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law where he was a member of the Virginia Tax Review Editorial Board and the Law & Business Program. He graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Science.
EducationUniversity of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2016) George Washington University (B.A., 2010)
- District of Columbia and New York
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- Honors, DC Bar Pro Bono Honor Roll – 2019