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AREAS OF PRACTICE

80% Personal Injury
10% Construction Contracting
5% Employment
5% Civil Rights

Mr. Eriksen is a partner in the firm. His primary practice areas are civil litigation, insurance law, personal injury law, negligence, and construction law. Peter has successfully represented victims’ rights in cases ranging from electrocutions and airplane disasters to automobile accidents and slip-and-fall cases.

Mr. Eriksen is a member of the American Arbitration Association. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Orange County Bar Association and a current member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, (Tort and Insurance Practice Section), The American Association for Justice and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Eriksen also serves on the board of directors of the Children’s Rights Society of Orange County.

Peter is a 1969 graduate of St. Lawrence University where he obtained his B.A. degree. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1973 from Syracuse University. Peter was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1974, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit in 1975. He was with The Legal Aid Society of New York City from 1973-1976 and a Deputy County Attorney for Onondaga County from 1976-1979.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1975

EDUCATION

  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D.
  • St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
    • B.A. – 1969
    • Major: Political Science and History

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

CLASSES/SEMINARS

  • Carriers Practicing Law Without a License, National Business Institute, 2005
  • The Role of the Expert in Civil Litigation, Mid-Hudson Chapter Appraisal Institute, 2003

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Alumni of the Year Award, Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School, 2003

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Childrens Rights Society of Orange County, Board Member
  • Pine Bush Area Library

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • The Legal Aid Society of New York of New York City, 1973 – 1976
  • Onondaga County, Deputy County Attorney, 1976 – 1979

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

  • Childrens Rights Society of Orange County
  • Pine Bush Area Library

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation