Over the years, I believe I have helped others improve their quality of life as a lawyer and educator. I grew up in and around New York City, went to college in Dutchess County, NY and Hartford, CT.
I practice law in Western NY and represent clients from around the U.S.
I reside in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada (a 20 minute drive from Niagara Falls, NY) with my wife, Susan, a writer, editor, and design professional, my step-daughter, Tori, our dogs, Chase (sheltie) and Chevy (golden retriever), and a black and white spotted cat named 'Tiny Cow'.
I am a dedicated fan of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, NY Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, and Toronto Raptors.
My hobbies include: Sports (basketball; softball; and volleyball); Gardening; Reading; Traveling; and fixing things around our house (sometimes successfully).
Languages Spoken: French, Russian, Spanish
Licensed since 1990
Hourly ($150-300/hour), Contingent (20-33%)
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Teaching Excellence||Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers||1996|
|Attorney||United States Small Business Administration||2001 - 2005|
|Attorney||Law Office of Peter J. Sebekos||1992 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Peter G. Chen||1989 - 1992|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|S.D. v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs||Widow awarded Dependency and Indemnity Compensation and Over $200k in accrued benefits.|
|U.S. v. BDI||Negotiated Agreement permitting client to continue importing product into U.S.|
|AEF v. U.S.||successful settlement|
|Brooklyn Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Vassar College||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|