Attorney-at- Law Peter Palivos’ hard work helping veterans while serving as the Chairman of The Voice of the Veteran was acknowledged during a special luncheon held at Bella Vita restaurant on November 10. The Military Order of the Purple Heart and U.S. Congresswoman Susie Lee (3rd District, Nev.) presented recognition awards.
Hosted by 15 veteran organizations with over 200 veterans attending on November 10, Peter was honored for his years of pro bono legal services, which have helped hundreds of veterans and their families. Len Yelinek, Nevada State Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, along with Dan Peterson, Commander of the Henderson Chapter of the Purple Heart, made the veterans’ award presentation.
“Our country is currently facing difficult social, economic, and political challenges. Therefore, this event, which is centered on our veterans, is very important because our veterans always bring America together,” said Peter when he accepted the award. The mission of the Purple Hearts is to honor and help wounded veterans and their families. “we owe every American who served our great nation, much more than just a mere thank you.”
During the luncheon, Peter and veteran leaders presented US Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto (D.-Nev.) with a veteran’s award for her service to veterans and the passage of legislation that helps veterans.
As an attorney, Peter provides pro bono legal services for the veterans. He has also sponsored several veteran-oriented initiatives, including the new Nevada Veteran Housing Village project, discounted rent for veterans, and veteran suicide prevention. Palivos served over 10,000 lunches to first responders during the pandemic and gave over 1,000 toys to poor children in East Las Vegas. He is also active with philanthropy donating over $5 million for ecological research.
“Helping others keeps me grounded,” explains Peter. “We all have a moral duty to leave this beautiful country and world in a better condition for our children and grandchildren.”
Palivos comes from a long line of veterans with family members serving in World War I, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam. He has served on the U.S. Federal Judicial Commission and continues to fight for judicial reform and fairness.
ABOUT PETER PALIVOS:
Peter A. Palivos, who comes from humble beginnings, is a dedicated business owner, attorney, and philanthropist. Peter has thrived with a fulfilling law career and great success in the real estate industry. Peter attended the University of Illinois and Trinity College, where he was an All-American athlete. Upon graduating from college, Peter attended Chicago-Kent College of Law, obtaining his law degree. Currently Peter spends 25% of his time providing veterans with pro bono legal services and serves as the Chairman of The Voice of the Veteran. Visit peterpalivos.com for more info.