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Peter P. Michaud, J.D., R.N.

Peter P. Michaud, J.D., R.N., Maine Medical Association

Maine Medical Association

A native of Madawaska, Maine, Mr. Michaud graduated from Harvard College in 1972, the University of Maine School of Law in 1977, and the Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions (now the Maine College of Health Professions) in 2011. 

Mr. Michaud began his law career with law firms in Auburn and Portland, focusing on civil litigation dealing primarily with medical issues. In 1984 he began ten years of service as a commissioner of the Maine Workers’ Compensation Commission, hearing and deciding cases throughout the state. After leaving the Commission he practiced law privately as a mediator and arbitrator in southern Maine. In that work he also served as chair of medical malpractice screening panels for the Maine Superior Court, chair of contract fact-finding panels for the Maine Department of Labor and appeals officer for the Maine State Retirement System’s disability determination section.

Upon retiring from the practice of law in 2009 Mr. Michaud attended nursing school and worked as a nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire and Memorial Hospital in North Conway, New Hampshire. A serendipitous telephone call resulted in his returning to Maine and to the practice of law with the Maine Medical Association, a position in which he uses both his legal and his nursing education and experience daily.

When he is not working, Mr. Michaud can often be found on mountain ridges in northern New England.