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Peter Ventrice

Family Attorney at Metuchen, NJ

4.8   18 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 33 years
    New York - NY 33 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    80%
    All aspects of family law, including divorce, child support, child custody, parenting time, relocation, alimony, distribution of assets and debts, enforcement and modification of existing orders, mediation, and domestic violence restraining orders

  2. Personal injury
    10%

  3. Workers compensation
    10%

PERSONAL ATTENTION & AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION IN THE NEW JERSEY COURTS FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS.

Peter Ventrice is a partner with Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C., and has been practicing since 1991.

Mr. Ventrice earned a Preeminent “AV” Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards based upon a peer review rating process.

He has also been selected as a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” in the area of family law, a distinction held by fewer than 5% of practicing attorneys in the State of New Jersey, and is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement.

Mr. Ventrice is a Qualified Mediator, appointed to serve as a Middlesex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist, and is admitted to the roster of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases by the New Jersey Courts under Rule 1:40.

He has also been appointed to serve on the Middlesex County Assignment Judge’s Family Lawyers Committee.

Mr. Ventrice is a member of the Family Section of the Middlesex County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, and a member of the New York State Bar Association, and the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey.

He is a member of the Bar of the State of New Jersey, New York, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Mr. Ventrice graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University in 1987, and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 1990.

He has been recognized by Women Aware, Inc., for service to victims of domestic violence.

He has also lectured on domestic violence, civil rights litigation, and criminal appellate advocacy.

Mr. Ventrice's areas of practice focus upon all aspects of family law, divorce, domestic violence, and civil litigation.

Awards

Gold Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C.

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pete's Review
Peter was hired as my Divorce Attorney on a referral from the NJ Lawyer Referral Service. After interviewing 6 Attorneys, I chose Peter because he consented to a free in person consultation during covid and he was the most prepared. On day one, I left his office with a contract and given sufficient time to review it. Throughout the process, I found Peter to be a born Leader, meticulous, shows no racial or cultural disparity, efficient and reliable. He also knows how to show empathy and compassion. He is knowledgeable, an excellent communicator and results oriented. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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Posted by Jim | November 18, 2023
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Mr Peter Ventrice rocks!
Mr Ventrice is one of the nicest gentlemen that you ever want to meet. I gave him 5 stars because there are not 10. He is very professional and gets results. In my case he got answers in a timely matter that no one else could have done for me. He is well worth every penny to hire . I will recommend him to everyone. His staff are great also. Thank you Mr Ventrice and staff for all you’ve done for me .
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Posted by RY | September 6, 2023
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Highly Recommended experienced Lawyer with a positive outcome
I hired Mr. Peter Ventrice as my third attorney in my divorce case. One of my good friends recommended Peter to me since she had a positive experience with Peter as his client. Peter is highly professional and an experienced attorney. My case then turned into complicated mess and was being dragged for years, I have already changed two advocates. I was losing hope without a clear path to closure. Peter got on my case as my third advocate handled my case with great professionalism. He was highly detail oriented skillfully pointed out important facts critical to my case all in my favor. I was confident and hopeful after hiring Peter Ventrice. He makes his clients opinions heard and always makes them a priority in the case. Peter closed my case gracefully in a short span of time. I am extremely happy that I chose Peter as my advocate. I highly recommend Mr. Peter Ventrice to everyone looking for an experienced and a professional attorney.
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Posted by Kenneth | March 16, 2023
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Problem Fixer
I hired Peter many years ago to handle my divorce. My ex was dragging the process out and making life difficult. Peter got on the case and pushed things thru giving my ex and her attorney no choice but to move ahead and finalize the divorce. Many years later I was having trouble with the QDRO from the divorce as it was never executed. Again I hired Peter , he handled this matter and quickly had it resolved and I received my portion of the QDRO. Peter is easy to talk to, explains matters in a way I can understand, leaves me feeling positive about my issues at hand. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
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Posted by Linda PANZELLA | March 7, 2023
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He’s calm and a great intelligent speaker in court
Was surprised on numerous occasions at court one Peter spoke. The judge listened. He makes sense directed to the point. It’s on all the important stuff well thought process I was very impressed.
Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2022
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Return client - same great service and advice
I worked with Mr. Ventrice many years ago regarding divorce issues, and when a follow for the original transactions were needed, I called on Mr. Ventrice. He is as professional as ever, providing guidance regarding laws that have changed in NJ and suggesting a path forward which was acceptable to both parties and handled quickly, efficiently, and without incident. He provided clear explanations of what was needed, what he was going to do, then did it. I highly recommend Mr. Ventrice as a lawyer I would do business with again.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2021
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A consummate professional
Mr. Ventrice represented me in child support and visitation matters which were complicated due to a number of issues. He was extremely professional, patient, and clearly explained and discussed options to address the difficulties of my case. He was readily available whenever I tried to contact him, and he addressed my questions and concerns. Mr. Ventrice’s experience and knowledge were invaluable in resolving my case in the best possible manner. I am exceedingly satisfied with his work and the results, which is why I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Richard | July 22, 2020
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Truly a professional and personable.
Thank you for all your help and patience in my divorce. You made a difficult time a bit easier and less stressful. Greatly appreciate it.
Posted by Anita | April 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Divorcee Reinforcement Case
Thank you for accepting the role of my lead counsel. Having an experienced attorney like you on my side was a good sign that i'll win the case. I'm grateful for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Posted by Charles | January 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I'm Extremely Satisfied
I hired Mr. Ventrice to represent me in a civil suit against my ex-wife who failed to abide to the terms of our divorce agreement. I prevailed in the suit and am more than satisfied with the work that Mr. Ventrice did.
Posted by Naresh | August 10, 2017
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Highly Recommended
Mr. Peter Ventrice handled my divorce and later represented me in post divorce matters also. He clearly explained each step of the divorce process and the difficulties of my case. He attended to my questions and concerns in a prompt manner. Mr. Ventrice is a thorough professional and I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Francis | August 5, 2017
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Common Sense Advice and Skillful Attorney
After having a very positive experience with Mr. Ventrice in a matter he handled for me, I have recommended him to several friends and all have thanked me for the recommendation. My matter was fairly straightforward, but some of the cases he has handled for my friends have been much more complicated and acrimonious. He has taken care of my friends as people, as well as clients, with common-sense advice as well as skilled legal representation. I would, and do, recommend him highly.
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Posted by Anthony | August 4, 2017
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Highly recommend
I consulted with and retained Peter Ventrice on a post divorce matter that required court appearance and skillfull negotiation. He was well versed and effective. I am extremely satisfied with his resolve in securing an equitable outcome and would highly recommend...
Posted by Jamie | August 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Mr. Ventrice represented me for my divorce as well as for subsequent proceedings involving custody/visitation. He clearly explained each step of the process and promptly replied to all of my queries. Despite my particular case being somewhat complicated, I never doubted the skill or competency of my attorney. Mr. Ventrice is a seasoned professional and I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Bryan | August 3, 2017
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Very Personable and Thought Out
Actually, Peter did a very good job, he was very knowledgeable and was supportive through out the whole process. All letters and paperwork was necessary in my case to get the best result. The process would not have ended without all the necessary paperwork. I think Peter did a great job and took care of my case to the best of his ability and the wording he utilized has helped me to this day. Also, I was always able to call and get in contact with him the same day. I was very happy with the final judgement I received.
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Posted by Nadine Maleski, Esq. | August 2, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
I would refer any matter to Mr. Peter Ventrice and Mr. Pamela Brause based on their long history of honest, client-oriented, hard work. They know the law, know what facts are relevant, understand the court system, work hard to resolve their cases and are excellent trial lawyers when a matter cannot be settled. Very High Recommendation.
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Posted by Melissa | January 3, 2016
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Highly recommended
My experience with Mr. Ventrice was very positive. I felt comfortable with him, he gave me peace of mind throughout the difficult process of divorce, and he always answered my emails quickly. Highly recommended, worth every penny.
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Horrible Attorney
Hired this lawyer for divorce and child custody. Did nothing but push papers around and bill me a lot of money every month. Did nothing in court to advocate for me or my child. Seemed to be scared of the Judge and opposing attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Brause, Brause & Ventrice, L.L.C.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Associate
  • Brause & Brause
  • 1990 - 1998

Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Lehigh University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Associations

  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Middlesex County Assignment Judge's Family Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Mddlesex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel
  • Panelist
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer, Family, Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2018
  • Preeminent "AV" Peer Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • R. 1:40 Qualified Family Mediator
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer, Family Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (17)
Endorse Peter
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pete is a professional lawyer and mediator and is well versed in all issues of family law. He is both a zealous and compassionate advocate for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse Pete and his abilities."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Pete is a skilled, reputable and devoted attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is one of the finest divorce and family law attorneys in Central New Jersey. I have found him to be knowledgeable, reasonable and highly ethical. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Peter for many, many years. He and I conduct mediations together in Middlesex County, and have been doing so together for approximately 4 years. He is immensely knowledgeable, practical and intelligent. I have learned so much from Peter, which has made me a better mediator and advocate for my own client.s. I have personally seen Peter advocate zealously for his clients while doing everything possible to bring each matter to the quickest and most amicable resolution. Peter is one of the finest attorneys that I have had the opportunity to know and work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Peter as a long time meber of the Middlesex County Early Settlement Panel and a member of the county bar's family law section, of which I am vice-chair. peter has a sterling reputation in the community for compassionate but aggressive reputation of his clients. he is respected by the judiciary and works hard to achieve justice for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Peter as a family lawyer for many years, most recently as a court-appointed mediator on a number of his cases. Peter is experienced, thorough and prepared at all times. I have found him to advocate zealously for his clients; however, he never loses sight of the fact the parties to a divorce, in most cases, must interact with each other after the divorce proceeding, thus he promotes a sense of fairness at all times. In my view, Peter is the consummate professional."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is considerate and knowledgeable. His demeanor with clients is excellent and he is on top of their cases."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Pete is knowledgeable, professional, and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Peter in the past and have found him to be a fierce advocate for his clients who is respected by both attorneys and judges alike. I highly endorse Peter."
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Metuchen Family Lawyer Peter Ventrice
Peter Ventrice
Family Attorney
Metuchen, NJ
Licensed for 33 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available