Peter Thomas is Managing Partner at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC. He has a federal law and legislative practice in the areas of healthcare and disability policy; Medicare coverage and reimbursement policy; access to medical rehabilitation services; coverage, coding and payment of orthotics, prosthetics, and assistive devices and technologies; and appropriations and policy advocacy involving rehabilitation and disability research and development.

Peter has served on the National Advisory Board for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) at NIH, the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry, and the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Improving the Disability Decision Process.  He also serves as a Co-Principal Investigator for a PCORI-funded research project on peer support for trauma survivors. Peter has also served on a number of non-profit boards including the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Trauma Society, the Viscardi Center, and the Center for International Rehabilitation/Physicians Against Land Mines. He served as a Trustee for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Peter has served as Co-Chair of the Health Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) for nearly 30 years and is general counsel to the National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics (NAAOP) as well as counsel to the Orthotic and Prosthetic Alliance.

Peter uses two prosthetic limbs and is a co-author of The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guidebook for Management and People with Disabilities. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1989, Boston College in 1986, and is licensed to practice law in both New York State and the District of Columbia.

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J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1989

B.A., cum laude, Boston College, 1986

Bar Memberships

District of Columbia New York

Honors & Awards

Viscardi Achievement Award, 2023

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