Helping injured people is what Peter does day-in and day-out.
One of Peter’s good friends was killed by a drunk driver. Later that same year, his father was seriously injured in a workplace accident. He watched as the insurance companies delayed and denied payment to his friend and his father.
He was not surprised by this. As a litigation attorney for most of his career, Peter had represented insurance companies and defended those who injured others. He knew of their tactics to delay justice to the truly injured. After watching his friend and father fail to obtain the money they deserved, he decided to do something about it.
Peter is now a Senior Trial Attorney at Pavano & van der Werff, LLC. Literally since day one, he has been trying cases against insurance companies, corporations and defendants, holding them responsible for their actions and the injuries they have caused to his clients.
When working with you Peter, you will appreciate his personal client contact and be rewarded by his aggressive litigation style. To say he is the enforcer of the firm is a cliche. It is also true.
Peter has represented clients before all of the Courts in the State of Connecticut. He is also a seasoned workers’ compensation attorney, representing injured workers’ throughout the State.
He will treat every case like it is his top priority. Whether your case is worth over $1 Billion, see Markley v. DPUC, 301 Conn. 56, or a minor, but persistent injury as a result of a car accident, Peter will work hard to ensure you recover the money you deserve and the peace of mind you need.
Admitted in Connecticut State Court and the U.S. District Court in Connecticut, Peter represents the firm’s clients in litigation throughout Connecticut. He is also admitted to practice in New York.
Peter received his Bachelor of Arts in English and International Politics from Catholic University of America and his Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law. After law school, Peter served as Judicial Clerk for the Connecticut Superior Court, District of Waterbury, including now Appellate Court Judge Bethany Alvord and Judge Salvatore Agati.
A lifelong Connecticut resident, Peter lives in Hartford County with his wife and three daughters. He also moonlights as a college football official.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|New Leaders in the Law||Connecticut Law Tribune||2014|
|Service to the Law School||Quinnipiac University School of Law||2008|
|Attorney||Boyle, Shaughnessy & Campo, PC||2011 - 2014|
|Attorney||Esty & Buckmir, LLC||2009 - 2011|
|Legal Research Clerk||Connecticut Superior Court||2008 - 2009|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|West End Bar Association||President||2015 - Present|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Workers' Compensation Committee||Member||2014 - Present|
|Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Federalist Society (Connecticut Lawyers chapter)||President||2011 - Present|
|Connecticut Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|The Defense||Assessment of Wrongful Death Verdicts||2013|
|Quinnipiac University School of Law||Law||N/A||2008|
|Catholic University of America||International Politics & English Literature||N/A||2005|
|Senior Speaker Series||"Who can you TRUST, Trusts, Living Trusts and how they affect Probate and your estate."||2010|