Peter M. Dreyer has devoted his legal practice to civil litigation in areas including medical malpractice, serious personal injury and product liability. Since joining the firm in 2001, Peter has achieved successful results for many clients and has enabled them to collectively recover more than $150 million.
His experience includes the representation of numerous families who have lost loved ones in fires, drowning incidents, motor vehicle collisions and as a result of medical malpractice.
During the last few years, Peter has won a $5 million jury verdict on behalf of a wife and her husband in a medical malpractice case; settled medical malpractice cases for $8.4 million, $7.25 million, $7 million, $6.5 million and $5 million; recovered $10.4 million for a brain-injured drowning victim; and achieved a settlement of $11.85 million for a catastrophically injured person struck by a motor vehicle.
In 2012, Peter appeared before the Connecticut Supreme Court and successfully argued Downs v. Trias et al. (Decision News Report). Peter is listed in Best Lawyers in America* and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by New England Super Lawyers* Magazine and Connecticut Magazine every year since 2009. Peter is also rated “AV Preeminent,” the highest possible peer rating, by Martindale-Hubbell.
Peter is a former assistant district attorney of Bronx County, New York. While working in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, the fifth largest prosecutor’s office in the United States, he tried criminal defendants for offenses including murder, armed robbery and gang assault. He also conducted numerous grand jury investigations. Peter was given the distinction of being the sole juvenile prosecutor in Family Court for the Office of the Bronx District Attorney, where he prosecuted juvenile defendants charged with the most serious felony crimes.
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