Peter H. Noone


Peter H. Noone joined Avery and Dooley, LLP in 1995 as an Associate and has been a Partner with the firm (now Avery Dooley & Noone, LLP) since 1998. He focuses his practice as a trial lawyer in the areas of federal employment law, administrative law and appeals, security clearance matters, and whistleblower and discrimination complaints.

Mr. Noone has focused his practice in employment and personnel matters and has represented federal employees and federal, state, and local law enforcement officers in litigation and disciplinary proceedings. He has assisted his clients in successfully defending disciplinary actions ranging from letters of reprimand to removal, and has assisted clients in defending security clearance revocations and in adverse suitability determinations. Mr. Noone has represented clients throughout agency and criminal investigations in:

  • Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hearings
  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) hearings
  • Trials in United States District Court

Mr. Noone has also prepared clients for investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Inspector General (OIG), and the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). He has also defended his clients during investigations conducted by the United States Attorney’s offices. In addition to his practice as a trial attorney, Mr. Noone also provides specialized training, through Rudman Wink Associates, LLC, to investigative personnel, managers, and employees providing insight into the kinds of legal concerns, issues, and mistakes that create liability and can lead to discipline, criminal exposure, findings of discrimination, and security clearance concerns.

He is a frequent instructor and lecturer for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and has developed and provided training seminars to the Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) Office of Professional Responsibility. Mr. Noone is also a speaker at the Office of Inspector General (OIG) Criminal Investigator Academy and has provided discrimination education and training to various federal personnel. He has also developed training for the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Law Enforcement Steering Committee and various federal agencies. Mr. Noone lives in Belmont, Massachusetts with his wife Shannon and children Ryan, Meaghan, and Sean.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1995
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts


  • Suffolk University Law School — Cum Laude, J.D. 1995
  • Princeton University — B.A. 1992

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Cambridge-Belmont Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement, General Legal Counsel
  • Irish American Police Officers Association, General Legal Counsel
  • Massachusetts Communication Officers Association, General Legal Counsel
  • New England Crisis Negotiators Association, General Legal Counsel

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