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Peter Mathew Van Dyke

also known as Peter Van Dyke

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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


  1. Real Estate: 32%
  2. Personal Injury: 32%
  3. Probate: 31%
  4. Unspecified: 5%



Hourly ($275-375/hour), contingent (20-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

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  • Sarah Poriss

    Peter is one of the toughest advocates I know. He not only fights for his clients but for the greater cause also. You want a lawyer who sees the big picture, then we all win. I would not hesitate to call Pete if I needed help.


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  • Gregory F Arcaro

    I have had numerous occasions over several years to interact professionally with Peter. He is an attorney of the highest integrity and professionalism. I know from client's that I have referred to him that he advocates diligently and skillfully while keeping his clients informed. I endorse Peter without any reservation.


    Gregory Arcaro Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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Contact info

Eagan, Donohue, Van Dyke & Falsey, LLP

24 Arapahoe Road
West Hartford, CT, 06107


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Choice Award - Personal InjuryAVVO2015
Client Choice Award - Real EstateAVVO2015
Client's Choice Award - ProbateAVVO2015
10 Year AnniversaryMartindale-Hubbell2012
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
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
ConnecticutForSale.comInsider Advice on Buying Your Home2015
Portfolio Media (Law360)Pernick v. Gilman et al2014
Portfolio Media (Law360)Alqamus v. Pacific Specialty Insurance Company2014
Connecticut Law TribuneHannaford v. Mann2012
Portfolio Media (Law360)McKeen v. Carrier IQ, Inc. et al2012
Connecticut Law TribuneBlass v. Rite Aid of Connecticut, Inc.2011
law 360Edwards et al v. Hartford et al2011
Portfolio Media (Law360)Criscitelli et al v. THD At Home Services. Inc. et al2011
Class Action ReportsSONY COMPUTER: Faces 11th Suit Over Private Data Breach2011
Connecticut Law TribuneLessard v. Lane Bryant Inc.2009
Connecticut Law Tribune MagazineIn Re: U-Haul Class Action v. U-Haul International Inc.2008
Connecticut Law TribuneLessard v. Rent-A-Center East Inc.2008
JustiaFerrandino v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc et al2007
Connecticut Law Tribune MagazineLaw Grants Extra Probe Time2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Clark UniversityBusinessOther - Masters1998
Bowdoin CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Law For MBAsBusiness Law2003
Business Law For MBAsBusiness Law2002