Peter Lacouture has practiced law in Providence since 1972 and has been with Robinson+Cole since 2009. He represents clients in siting and permitting large infrastructure projects, and negotiating cultural resource agreements related to such projects, and other public utility, zoning, environmental, and land use cases in Rhode Island. He practices before state and local agencies, including the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board, the Public Utilities Commission, the Department of Environmental Management, and municipal zoning and planning boards. He has argued numerous cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
Mr. Lacouture has also been involved in many public service, charitable, and pro bono activities in Rhode Island and nationally through the American Bar Association. Mr. Lacouture's varied professional affiliations and community commitments include service as editor of Recent Developments (formerly the Annual Report) of the American Bar Association's Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section (formerly Section of Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law) for 12 years. He is Chair elect of the Section and will serve as Chair from August 2017 to August 2018. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rhode Island Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He was a founder and president of the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association. He is also very involved in the Town of Exeter, where he has lived for 40 years. He is an active volunteer firefighter and president and deputy chief of Exeter Volunteer Fire Company No. 2. He was also chair of the Exeter Fire District and has served as the Exeter town moderator since 1992.