J. Peter Glaws, IV

J. Peter Glaws, IV

TEL: (202) 310-5533
FAX: (202) 310-5555

2020 K Street, N.W.
Suite 850
Washington, DC 20006

Peter Glaws serves as both a counselor and litigator for businesses and individuals. Peter concentrates his litigation practice on commercial disputes and professional liability defense, particularly in the defense of accountants and lawyers. He also litigates trust and estate disputes, broker and agent liability, and personal injury and property damage claims. As a counselor, Peter advises businesses on general legal matters including contract formation and interpretation, data loss and other cyber liability issues, selected tax issues, and subpoena matters.

Before joining Carr Maloney, Peter served as a law clerk in the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, where he worked on white-collar criminal litigation and analyzed the impact of pending federal legislation on the Commonwealth.

Peter is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. At Catholic, Peter served as notes-and-comments editor for the Journal of Law, Philosophy, and Culture and was a member of the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Court Team.


  • Peter counseled a large accounting firm in a bankruptcy trustee’s investigation of potential claims against a debtor’s insiders and other service providers.
  • Peter defended a Taiwanese table saw manufacturer in a products liability litigation.
  • He represented an international telecommunications company in a commercial dispute involving provision of satellite communications to oil drillers.
  • Peter represented a national accounting firm in litigation involving the IRS’ use of transferee tax liability for a large real estate transaction.
  • He defended a large law firm against a post-bankruptcy trustee seeking to hold the firm liable for a former client’s fraud.
  • Peter counseled a national accounting firm on response to breach or potential breach of protected personal information and other data privacy issues pursuant to federal, state and local laws or regulations.



Above all else, Peter enjoys spending time with his wife Shannon, children and Chocolate Lab, Murphy. Peter grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and both he and Shannon are graduates of Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School in Arlington.

Practice Areas:
Business Law &
Commercial Litigation

Complex Litigation
Estate & Trust Litigation
Professional Liability

District of Columbia
U.S. District Court
District of Columbia
District of Maryland
Eastern District of Virginia
Western District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Courts of Appeals
Third Circuit
District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Tax Court

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, JD, cum laude
York College of Pennsylvania, BA, magna cum laude

Republican National Lawyers Association