Ernest J. Peck


ERNEST J. PECK has invaluable trial experience as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's office from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Peck also served in the New York State Attorney General's office from 1984 to 1993 as an investigator in the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau where he prosecuted white collar crime cases, including insurance fraud, and was deputized as a Special Deputy United States Marshal assigned to the U.S. Attorney's Organized Crime Task Force in the Eastern District of New York.

Mr. Peck has an outstanding record as a trial attorney and is an expert at cross-examination of medical and technical experts. He has won remarkable defense verdicts in Kings County which is known to favor plaintiffs.[*18] Mr. Peck specializes in claims involving criminal activities such as alleged apartment building break-ins and alleged negligent security. He has represented insureds in high profile lawsuits arising from sexual assault cases and other criminal conduct. Mr. Peck also handles Labor Law claims, general premises liability and motor vehicle negligence actions.

In addition to his law degree from St. John's University School of Law he possesses an MBA in corporate finance and investments from Adelphi University.[*19]



[*18] Priola v. 181 Trading LLC, Supreme Ct., Kings County Feb. 27, 2006, Justice Schmidt; Bookout v. Hassad, Supreme Ct., Kings County Nov. 18, 2004, Justice Bernadette Bayne.
[*19] St. John's University School of Law , J.D. 1993; Adelphi University Graduate School of Business Administration, M.B.A. 1986; St. John's University College of Business Administration, B.S. in Finance 1981.

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