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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.

Contact Details

Phone: (203) 325-4491
Email: Peter Dreyer
Fax: (203) 325-3769

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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1996
  • New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • UCLA School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Lehigh University

Honors & Awards

  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America, Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year, Stamford, Personal Injury Litigation, 2022
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America, Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year, Stamford, Product Liability Litigation, 2020
  • Named, Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, Winner: Product Liability Category
  • Named, Connecticut Law Tribune Personal Injury Hall of Fame, $10+ Million Advocates Honorable Mention
  • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, highest possible rating of legal abilities and ethical standards
  • Super Lawyer* (Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury – Products: Plaintiff), as recognized by New England Super Lawyers* Magazine and Connecticut Magazine, 2011-Present
  • Avvo Rating of 10/10 (Superb),
  • Super Lawyers* Rising Star 2009-2010, as recognized by New England Super Lawyers* Magazine and Connecticut Magazine

Former Prosecutor Gets Results for Injured People

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.

Judicial Appointments

  • Committee on Court Recording Monitors and Court Reporters, Member 2010-2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association of Justice (Member: Professional Negligence Section, Products Liability Section, Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group, Birth Trauma Litigation Group)
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Co-Chair: Membership Committee; Member: Board of Governors, Medical Malpractice Committee, Products Liability Committee)
  • Fairfield County Bar Association (Member: Board of Directors 2013-2017)
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Melvin M. Belli Society, Fellow
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100


  • “Using Electronic Medical Records to Prove Medical Malpractice Cases,” 70th Annual Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar (Boston, MA), July 2017
  • “Gathering Data on Jurors in Real Time: Effective Use of Internet Research,” Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Orange, CT), April 2017
  • “Effective Use of Internet Jury Research,” Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (Orange, CT), March 2015
  • “Hidden Danger — Pool Entrapment,” 67th Annual Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar (Baltimore, MD), July 2014
  • “Premortem Pain and Suffering in Drowning Cases,” 65th Annual Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar (Chicago, IL), July 2012
  • “Internet Research for Jury Analysis and Background,” Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, April 2012
  • “Plaintiff Strategies for the ‘Definite Trial’ Case,” Fairfield County Bar Association, September 2010

Past Employment Positions

  • Assistant District Attorney, Bronx, NY

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