Panagiotis “Pete” V. Albanis is a partner in the Fort Myers office of Morgan & Morgan. He has been a member of the firm’s national Complex Litigation Group since 2009. Prior to joining the firm, Pete practiced in Chicago at a large defense firm where he primarily represented corporate defendants in intellectual property, securities, and breach of contract disputes.
From 2009 through the present, Pete has handled mass torts, products liability, construction defect, and consumer protection matters for the firm nationwide. Pete has been appointed to and has served on numerous committees in several national Multi-District Litigations (“MDLs”), including: Chinese Drywall (MDL 2047, Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee); Windsor Wood Clad Windows; (MDL 2688, Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee); and Taxotere/Docetaxel (MDL 2740, Bellwether Committee).
Pete has been an integral member of the firm’s Chinese Drywall Team, representing hundreds of property owners from 2009 through the present. In 2019, he was a member of the leadership team that represented thousands of homeowners during negotiations with the Taishan Defendants that led to the historic Taishan settlement.
In addition to his construction defect litigation practice, Pete handles other mass tort matters nationwide involving defective products, gross negligence, and strict products liability.
Finally, Pete is honored to represent intellectual property owners in copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secret infringement disputes throughout the country. Pete assists small businesses and individuals in the enforcement of their IP rights. Representative cases include: Vinson v. Nike, Inc., Case No. 09-721 (Western District of Wisconsin) (representing plaintiff in reverse confusion trademark infringement matter); Byrne et al. v. Crist et al., Case No. 10-1187 (Middle District of Florida) (representing Charlie Crist in copyright infringement case brought by musician David Byrne).
Pete is an AV-Preeminent® rated attorney on Martindale-Hubbell. He has been a member in good standing of the Illinois Bar since 2002 and the Florida Bar since 2010. Pete graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1999 and from DePaul University College of Law with his Juris Doctor in 2002.
- The Florida Bar - 2010
- The Illinois Bar - 2002
- Numerous federal court bars
The University of Chicago, B.A., 1999
- Dual concentration: Political Science and Romance Languages
- Departmental Honors
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2002
- Certification in General Intellectual Property Law
- Member of DePaul-LCA Journal of Art & Entertainment Law
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