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Peter Dreyer, a partner in Silver Golub & Teitell, has devoted his legal practice to civil litigation in areas including medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, and products liability. Since joining the firm in 2001, Mr. Dreyer has achieved successful results for many clients and recovered millions of dollars on their behalf. His experience includes the representation of numerous families who have lost loved ones in fires, drowning incidents, motor vehicle collisions and as a result of medical malpractice. During the last two years, Mr. Dreyer won a $5 million jury verdict on behalf of a wife and her husband in a medical malpractice case, settled a wrongful death case for $4.25 million, recovered $10.4 million for a brain-injured drowning victim, and achieved a settlement of $11.85 million for a catastrophically injured person struck by a motor vehicle. Most recently, Mr. Dreyer appeared before the Connecticut Supreme Court and successfully argued Downs v. Trias et al. Mr. Dreyer has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by New England Super Lawyers Magazine and Connecticut Magazine.


Mr. Dreyer is a former assistant district attorney of Bronx County, New York. While working in the Bronx District Attorney's Office, the fifth largest prosecutor's office in the United States, Mr. Dreyer tried criminal defendants for offenses including murder, armed robbery, and gang assault. He also conducted numerous grand jury investigations. He was given the distinction of being the sole juvenile prosecutor in Family Court for the Office of the Bronx District Attorney, where he prosecuted juvenile defendants charged with the most serious felony crimes.



Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  2. Brain Injury: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Wrongful Death: 25%



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184 Atlantic Street.
Stamford, CT, 06901


NYCurrently registered 199707/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerConnecticut Super Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerNew England Super Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSilver Golub & Teitell, LLP2001 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyBronx District Attorney's Office1997 - 2001
AssociateSilver Golub & Teitell, LLP1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember of the Board of Governors2015 - Present
Fairfield County Bar AssociationBoard Member2013 - Present
Melvin M. Belli SocietyFellow2012 - Present
Attorneys Information Exchange GroupFellow2012 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Fairfield County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cohn v. Shoreline Pools et al.Combined Settlement of $40 Million
Villard v. LionettiSettlement of $11.8 Million
Downs v. TriasVerdict for Plaintiffs of $5 million
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Lehigh UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
67th Annual Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar (Baltimore, MD)Hidden Danger -- Pool Entrapment2014
Connecticut Trial Lawyers AssociationInternet Research for Jury Analysis2012
65th Annual Melvin M. Belli Society SeminarPremortem Pain and Suffering in Drowning Cases2012
Fairfield County Bar AssociationPlaintiff Strategies for the Definite Trial Case2010