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Robert Joseph Peragine

Robert Joseph Peragine

Practice areas:

Motorcycle Accident, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Car Accidents

Robert Peragine

About Me

Attorney Robert Peragine is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut. He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Cortland in 2003 and his law degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Law in 2006. He graduated law school 5th in his class and was on the Dean’s List. 

Attorney Peragine is a trial attorney known as respectful yet aggressive litigator who fights for those injured as the result of someone else’s negligence. He began his career as a trial attorney with the State of Connecticut as a prosecutor.  As a prosecutor Mr. Peragine honed his skills in the court room where he tried numerous cases to verdict. 

Following his time at the prosecutor’s office Mr. Peragine gained valuable plaintiffs experience while working at two large personal injury law firms. He aggressively represented his clients in pre-trial negotiations and if he did not receive the maximum offer for his client he would try the case to a verdict. 

Attorney Peragine has many years of trial experience which will benefit each and every one of his Cellino & Barnes clients. His aggressive and zealous representation will help you receive the maximum amount on your case.  If you are injured and need someone to fight hard for your rights Attorney Peragine is the lawyer you want on your side. He will not back down to the tactics used by the insurance companies or their defense attorneys. If he cannot get a fair and reasonable settlement offer through negotiations he will bring the case to trial as he has done many times before. Attorney Peragine understands that it is important to have a lawyer that is capable of bringing a case to verdict. The insurance companies know which lawyers will try cases and which lawyers will fold on the eve of trial. This can drastically help in getting the maximum value for your case. 

In 2012 Attorney Peragine obtained the 25th highest verdict in Connecticut for his client who received injuries from a motor vehicle accident. The insurance company’s last offer was $10,000. After aggressively working up and presenting his case, the jury returned a verdict for $408,000.00. 

For the last several years Attorney Robert J. Peragine has been selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists, featuring outstanding young lawyers. Additionally, Attorney Peragine, was invited to be a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40.


In his free time Mr. Peragine enjoys playing ice hockey. He played collegiate hockey as a goaltender and continues to play on local men’s teams. Music is also a big part of his life. He has played guitar for several years and enjoys going to Dave Matthews Concerts during the summer with his family and friends.  Mr. Peragine grew up in Blue Point, NY and resides with his wife and son in Rocky Point NY.





Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Car Accidents: 25%
    8 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    8 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%
    8 years
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 25%
    8 years



Contingent (33%)

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

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    Rob is a fantastic attorney who works hard and smart on his cases while also understanding and communicating with the pain and problems his clients are going through.


    Adam Allegro
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Richard Miron

    I have been a colleague of Attorney Rob Peragine for almost 2 years and heartily endorse him without any hesitation. Rob is intelligent, hard working, agressive and always has his clients best interests in mind. His ability to balance multiple priorities and hone his focus on the most important issues is impressive. Rob is a credit to the legal profession and the attorneys and law firm associated with him are the better for it.


    James Miron Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info


NYCurrently registered 201303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Member of the Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
New York Metro Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2014
New England Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Sarah Clarman Bernstein Prize for Academic ExcellenceUMASS School of Law2005
Dean's ListUMASS School of Law2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Trial AttorneyCellino & Barnes, PC2013 - Present
Trial AttorneyTrantolo & Trantolo, LLC2011 - 2013
Litigation AttorneyAdler Law Group LLC2009 - 2011
PrincipalLaw Offices of Robert J. Peragine LLC2007 - 2009
Special Deputy State's AttorneyChief State's Attorneys Office2007 - 2009
Law ClerkDonald Leo and Associates2006 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Suffolk County Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Dr. Paul Desan, et al. v. Bridgeport Port Authority and The City of Bridge Portsettled
Auto Masters, LLC v. Terdjanian, CV084018336 2011 Conn. Super. LEXIS 654 (Conn. Super. Ct. Mar. 17, 2011)Plaintiff Verdict, Trebel Damages & Attorney Fees
Sullivan v. Alleanosettled through mediation for $775,000.00

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Massachusetts School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
State University of New York at CortlandN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2002