Marguerite D. Peck

MARGUERITE D. PECK has been a practicing trial attorney since 1987. She has tried over 50 cases, winning over juries in unpopular cases and drafting compelling briefs in support of summary judgment and appeals. She has won resounding victories in the areas of premises liability. Ms. Peck has also won trials demonstrating that plaintiffs did not sustain "serious injuries," failed to establish Labor Law liability,[*10] and failed to establish negligence and proximate cause in motor vehicles[*11] cases

Ms. Peck received security clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Aviation Administration in aviation matters related to the In Re: September 11 litigation; is approved counsel for the Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J., and has handled matters involving aviation, municipal liability, motor vehicle claims, premises liability, breach of security claims, international torts, breach of contract, product liability, insurance coverage, construction accidents, employment discrimination, Dram Shop Act and bankruptcy.

She is a past lecturer for the Defense Association of New York; New York State Trial Lawyers' Association, and South Nassau Communities Hospital. She obtained her undergraduate degrees in Economics and French at Fairfield University in 1983 and her J.D. at St. John's University School of Law in 1986.

Ms. Peck has earned the highest rating (AV) in legal ability and professional ethics from Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.

[*10] Diglio v. Penske Truck Leasing, U.S. District Ct., EDNY, September 27, 1994, Judge Arthur Span; Cromwell Smith v. Empire Meat Packaging, U.S. District Court, EDNY, April 1, 1994, Judge Denis R. Hurley; Ryder v. Tarr's Home Improvement, Supreme Ct., Queens County, 2005, (defense verdict in Labor Law 240 case).
[*11] Hartford Insurance Company v. Total Key Airlines, Supreme Ct., New York County, 1997, (defense verdict on liability in which aircraft maintenance company was found not liable for driver's loss of control of tow tractor. Sustained on appeal, 679 NYS2d 376); Saidoff v. Cummings, Supreme Ct., Nassau County, J. Galasso, 1999, (defense verdict on liability in an action in which a motor vehicle struck plaintiff-bicyclist. Sustained on appeal, 273 A.D.2d 218, 2nd Dept. 2000); Wright v. Gemini Air Cargo, U.S. District Ct., SDNY, J. Lynch, 2009, (defense verdict on liability in an action in which a cargo truck collided with airport dolly striking plaintiff-pedestrian).

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