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Peter C. Bowman

About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 75%
  2. Workers Compensation: 25%



Contingent (20-33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Paul Williams

    Peter works zealously to protect the rights and interests of his clients while also dealing with opposing counsel in a professional matter.


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Contact info

Pavano Dombrowski, LLC

360 Bloomfield Avenue
Suite 200
Windsor, CT, 06095

Pavano Dombrowski

396 South Main Street
Suite 2B
Cheshire, CT, 06410

Pavano Dombrowski, LLC

132 East Street
Plainville, CT, 06062

Pavano Dombrowski

675 Berlin Turnpike
Second Floor
Berlin, CT, 06037



NYCurrently registered 200903/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
New Leaders in the LawConnecticut Law Tribune2014
Service to the Law SchoolQuinnipiac University School of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPavano Dombrowski2014 - Present
AttorneyBoyle, Shaughnessy & Campo, PC2011 - 2014
AttorneyEsty & Buckmir, LLC2009 - 2011
Legal Research ClerkConnecticut Superior Court2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
West End Bar AssociationPresident2015 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Workers' Compensation CommitteeMember2014 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Federalist Society (Connecticut Lawyers chapter)President2011 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Markley v. DPUCN/A
Martin v. KeggiN/A
Byrd v. OrtizN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
The DefenseAssessment of Wrongful Death Verdicts2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Catholic University of AmericaInternational Politics & English LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
VariousIntroductory Comments2013
Senior Speaker Series"Who can you TRUST, Trusts, Living Trusts and how they affect Probate and your estate."2010