Tulane University Law School, J.D., (cum laude), 1991
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1988
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1997
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1996
Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1992
Peter M. Newman represents clients in catastrophic personal injury cases including medical malpractice, product liability, and complex personal injury and wrongful death actions. Peter also handles claims against insurance companies for clients who are victims of bad faith in the adjustment or defense of claims, and for clients who made claims for disability benefits that their insurers unreasonably denied. Over the course of nearly 30 years as a trial lawyer, Peter has represented clients who are victims of medical and surgical errors and delayed diagnoses. He has also developed considerable experience investigating the cause and origin of fires and swimming pool accidents.
Peter’s recent results include:
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Peter is regularly listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. He recently completed a three-year term as a member of the board of governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association and is also a past member of the board of pro bono legal services provider Philadelphia VIP. Peter continues to volunteer pro bono services for VIP, representing indigent clients in its mortgage foreclosure program and was selected as its volunteer of the month in September 2017. Peter is also a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Judicial Commission, which evaluates candidates for judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Philadelphia Municipal Court and rates these candidates as “Highly Recommended,” “Recommended” or “Not Recommended” for the benefit of the voting public. Peter serves as an arbitrator in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas and as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Court’s Dispute Resolution Center. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Philadelphia Bar Association.
In addition to practicing law, Peter enjoys running, biking, and exploring Philadelphia’s extensive food scene with his lovely wife Tracy and their two teenage children.
Peter earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree, cum laude, from Tulane University Law School. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen J. McEwen, Jr., President Judge Emeritus of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, in 1991 and 1992. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Philadelphia Bar AssociationBoard of Governors, 2014 – 2016
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMember
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember
Philadelphia County Court of Common PleasJudge Pro Tempore, Dispute Resolution CenterArbitrator
Super LawyersThomson Reuters, 2014 – 2016; 2018 – Present
Volunteer of the MonthPhiladelphia VIP, September 2017
Creative Lawyering: Innovative Strategies to Enhance the Value of Your CaseFeldman Shepherd CLE, 2015
Creative Lawyering from Investigation to Verdict: Part 2Feldman Shepherd CLE, 2012
Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)Board of Directors, 2006 – 2011Member
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