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Peter Mathew Van Dyke

Peter Mathew Van Dyke

also known as Peter Van Dyke

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Real Estate, Probate, Mesothelioma & Asbestos

About Me

Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey, LLP is a general practice law firm located in West Hartford, Connecticut. We have attorneys licensed to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and we handle cases in both state and federal court.

The attorneys of our firm have the depth of experience to meet your legal needs involvingpersonal injury, estate planning, probate, real estate, business law, consumer class actions, criminal/motor vehicle, workers compensation, and landlord/tenant.

I focus my practice on complex civil litigation and real estate transactions.

I am admitted to the Connecticut and Massachusetts bars, the federal district courts of Connecticut and Massachusetts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

I am a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and have lectured as an Adjunct Professor of Business at Clark University's Graduate School of Management, where I earned my Master of Business Administration degree.

I was born in Worcester, MA and currently live in Rutland, MA with my wife and daughter. My education has included St. John's High School, Bowdoin College, Clark University Graduate School of Management, and the University of Connecticut School of Law.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Real Estate: 32%
  2. Personal Injury: 32%
  3. Probate: 31%
  4. Mesothelioma & Asbestos: 5%



Hourly ($275-375/hour), Contingent (20-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Brendan J. Faulkner

    I referred a friend to Peter and heard from that friend a week later to express his appreciation for Peter's exceptional responsiveness and professional work product. I also know him to be a creative thinker and extremely knowledgeable when discussing cases as colleagues.


    Brendan Faulkner Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Allison Marie McKeen

    When purchasing commercial property, I turned to Peter. Every step of the way, Peter guided me through the transaction, made fantastic suggestions, and answered my questions. Everything was worked out long before we got to the closing table. As a lawyer myself, I was impressed with Pete's ability to anticipate and solve problems.


    Allison McKeen Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey, LLP

24 Arapahoe Road
West Hartford, CT, 06107




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Teaching Assistant - Moot CourtUniversity of Connecticut School of Law2002
International Law Journal - Assoociate EditorUniversity of Connecticut School of Law2001
Teaching Assistant - Lawyering ProcessUniversity of Connecticut School of Law2000
MembershipBeta Gamma Sigma1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerEagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey, LLP2009 - Present
AssociateStanger & Arnold, LLP2003 - 2012
AssociateSullivan & Worcester2002 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember2009 - Present
Rutland Zoning Board of AppealsAssociate Member2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Suburban Services, Inc. v. SNET Information Services, Inc.$2,747,955 settlement
Todd Lessard v. Rent-A-Center East, Inc./Blass v. Rent-Way, Inc.$7,391,527 settlement
Prepayment Penalty Class Action$855,000 settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
Connecticut Law TribuneLaw Grants Extra Probe Time2002


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Clark University Graduate School of ManagementBusinessMBA1998
Bowdoin CollegeHistoryBA1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Business Law For MBAsBusiness Law2003
Business Law For MBAsBusiness Law2002