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Peter C. Bowman

Car accident Attorney at West Hartford, CT

4.8   16 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA < 1 year
    New York - NY 14 years
    Connecticut - CT 15 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State WA
    Acquired 2023
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CT
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

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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Billings, Barrett & Bowman
970 Farmington Avenue
Suite 304
West Hartford, CT, 06107
Billings, Barrett & Bowman
3651 Main Street
Suite 200
Stratford, CT, 06614
Billings, Barrett & Bowman
396 South Main Street
Suite 2B
Cheshire, CT, 06410
Billings, Barrett & Bowman
1087 Broad Street
First Floor
Bridgeport, CT, 06604
Billings, Barrett & Bowman
7 Elm Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
Billings, Barrett & Bowman
34 York Street
Unit 4
Guilford, CT, 06437
Billings, Barrett & Bowman
970 Farmington Ave
Suite 304
West Hartford, CT, 06107
Billings, Barrett & Bowman
21 West Main Street
Fourth Floor
Waterbury, CT, 06702
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Peter Bowman was very helpful in consulting on a case I was dealing with. He was very informative, caring, and professional. This is the kind of person you want in your corner, helping you fight for what is right!
Posted by Paul | June 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney he is in your corner!!!
I was in an Auto accident I contacted attorney Bowman and retained him .Was very pleased with his services. His staff is amazing they keep you well informed about your case !! Attorney Bowman is very dedicated to his clients, I'm very pleased with his services definitely 5 star Service !! And already referred someone else and retained him thank you attorney Bowman.....
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Posted by Melissa | May 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Totally Satisfied
A Big Thank You to Attorney Peter Bowman for being there for me during this difficult case. He made my life stress free knowing he had everything takin care of.,
Posted by Valerie Rodriguez | April 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service
I'm very pleased with attorney's Boseman representation on my car accident case, he showed that he cares about his clients like family members not clients, hopefully I don't have another car accident but if I do I'll call him again. Thank you Mr. Bowman.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
With all the good things my brother told me about him and that I've witness, I was very happy to have him on my side. Very helpful, makes sure you understand all thats going on. Very professional, and Great attitude. The staff also very friendly & professional.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
During my recovery time Peter was very helpful and did an amazing job handling the legal end. This was an extremely hard time for myself and having Peter and his team gave me one less thing to worry about. There are a lot of attorneys that handle this type of case and I did tons of research. I am very happy with the outcome and the way I was treated by Peter and his staff. I would highly recommend Peter and if put in the situation again I would not hesitate to call Peter.
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Posted by Marilyn | May 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Best Attorney You can Choose
I was very fortunate to have Attorney Peter Bowman consult on a Workers' Compensation claim. Atty. Bowman's input and suggestions were an integral part of a successful settlement. Atty. Bowman demonstrated a consistently high level of service, and is clearly erudite in his field. He always returned telephone calls quickly, and his passion for the law and his clients were evident in all his actions. Navigating the deep waters of the legal system is a highly stressful situation for any person. When one has the additional stress of a serious injury, it is very reassuring to have the representation of an excellent, dependable, reliable attorney such as Peter Bowman. He is truly a man of great character, and an asset not only to his clients, but to the legal system as well.
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Posted by Denise | August 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am so thankful for the work Attorney Bowman did on our case. It took a lot longer than I think we all expected but he never slowed down and he never stopped caring. I don't think we would have gotten through this without him.
Posted by Heather | May 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Proficient
I was involved in a car accident and at first, the other insurance company offered me an amount that I did not feel was fair based the injuries I sustained. I contacted Peter Bowman who was referred to me by a friend. He scheduled a time and we met at a place that was convenient for me and worked with my busy schedule. Never being in a car accident before, I didn't know what the process was or how long it would take. I gave Attorney Bowman details of the accident and he worked to obtain all necessary documentation. He settled with the insurance company for an amount that was very fair. Him and his paralegal, Melissa, both worked together and kept me informed throughout the entire process, so it went very smoothly with minimal involvement on my part. I do not hope that anything else will occur that would require me to retain an attorney, but if I do, I will without a doubt use Attorney Bowman and his office again.
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Posted by Ted | October 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got me the money I deserved
I was involved in a motor vehicle accident and consulted with a few lawyers. I got a good impression from a few of them but Mr. Bowman stuck out above them. I trusted my gut and went with him. I was happy I did since he focused on my needs for my case. He was aggressive in ensuring I got what I deserved and I ended up getting paid more than I thought. I hope I never have another issue again where I would need Mr. Bowman but I do tell my friends about him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peter Bowman
I recently was injured at work and was trying to deal with my workers compensation on my own terms and let me just say it is alot to contend with, I then realized that I needed someone with professional experience to help me with the burden of bills/court hearings/medical expenses and overall knowledge of cases such as mine. I then researched through various websites and I came to the conclusion that Peter Bowman was the right fit for me, He had positive reviews and once I met with him in person I knew he was a legitimate kind and concerned person who really wanted to help me, throughout my entire case he was always there to answer any questions I had and I am glad to say I was VERY pleased with how Peter and his firm represented me, and with that said I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in a tough situation that truly needs the help.
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Posted by Michele | April 2, 2015
Tremendous help with our case!
Mr. Bowman was a great asset to have on our side. He assisted us with an injury case for our son and was very helpful in providing us with the decision making tools to help us with our claim. I would defiantly seek his professional services in the future!
Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2015
Beyond professional
Mr. Bowman helped me with a motor vehicle case I had and won me a large sum of money. He was extremely helpful, there when I needed him and was always professional when dealing with me and my case.
Posted by Jon | December 30, 2014
Would HIGHLY Recommend!
Being in the insurance business, I have been referring my clients to Peter for a few years now and the feedback I've gotten from them has been flawless. He is reliable, trustworthy, and makes the entire process as easy as possible for them by always keeping their best interests at the forefront. I would highly recommend Peter for anyone in need of litigation or legal counsel.
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Posted by Jeremey | May 18, 2014
Top notch service, experience and knowledge
Mr. Bowman was very knowledgeable and professional. He was well organized and ensured that I was comfortable with the process. I had never been a part of any kind of court proceedings. Mr. Bowman made it very evident that he was on my side and working for me and my best interests. I would recommend Mr. Bowman to anyone looking for a lawyer that you can feel confident in. Rest assured you are in good hands.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Terrible Lawyer
Never returned call after I got the police report to him. I guess he didn’t notice it would do any benefit to him. He could have said something like you have no case or anything. Just ignored it after looking into it. I called him, left voicemails. After he heard my mom is fine he just dissapeared. Would not recommend wasting time with him
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Billings, Barrett & Bowman
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Pavano Dombrowski
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Boyle, Shaughnessy & Campo, PC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Esty & Buckmir, LLC
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Legal Research Clerk
  • Connecticut Superior Court
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Catholic University of America
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rost v. Vining
  • Jury Verdict
  • Martin v. Keggi
  • Markley v. DPUC
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  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney - Personal Injury - Connecticut
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 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
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  • The Defense
  • Assessment of Wrongful Death Verdicts
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Various
  • Introductory Comments
  • 2013
  • Senior Speaker Series
  • "Who can you TRUST, Trusts, Living Trusts and how they affect Probate and your estate."
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (18)
Endorse Peter
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Peter is an excellent advocate for his clients, a dedicated learner of the law, and demonstrates great passion for getting the best results possible for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peter has done a superb job for all of my clients with personal injury and workers compensation matters. The feedback from my clients on his legal skills and performance and the results obtained are always extraordinary."
Personal injury Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a top notch advocate. He goes above and beyond to be available to help his clients and works tirelessly on their behalf. I have seen, first hand, Peter fight hard for injured people. I am proud to call him a friend."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is extremely diligent and dedicated to his clients. His attention to detail and true compassion make him an excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter works zealously to protect the rights and interests of his clients while also dealing with opposing counsel in a professional matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bowman is a seasoned trial attorney who gives personal attention to those he serves. He is highly motivated and cares about getting the best possible outcome for his clients. I fully endorse Attorney Bowman."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bowman knows the law and how to make it work for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter has been a competent and formidable opponent on several of my cases. He is a well organized advocate who conducts thorough discovery and presents a compelling defense on behalf of his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to provide this endorsement of Attorney Bowman. Although my practice is limited to employment and labor law, I regularly follow those attorneys, whom, like myself; give of their time to answer questions here on AVVO. I particularly enjoy reading Attorney Bowman’s answers to questions as they go outside the focus of my practice. His counsel is a clear, concise and accurate; and represents a valuable resource to those reaching out for assistance. Respectfully submitted, Rob Fortgang"
Litigation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Bowman is an excellent attorney that is an aggressive, outside the box legal problem solver. He is also a gentleman and an asset to the legal profession."
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West Hartford Car accident Lawyer Peter C. Bowman
Peter C. Bowman
Car accident Attorney
West Hartford, CT
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation