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The Perecman Firm

Peter Rigelhaupt

Peter D. Rigelhaupt

Peter Rigelhaupt

Skilled New York City Personal Injury Lawyer

Peter D. Rigelhaupt joined The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. in 2009, bringing to the firm his vast experience garnered over the course of his 20-year career as a litigator. For approximately 10 years prior to joining us, Mr. Rigelhaupt defended attorneys from inception of suit through trial in all types of legal malpractice actions. In addition to making him an extremely well-rounded attorney, this experience gives him an intimate knowledge of the defense bar and insurance industry and a unique insight into that side of the practice, thus making Mr. Rigelhaupt a very effective negotiator.

Experienced, Knowledgeable, Proven

Although equally skilled in the courtroom trying cases, Mr. Rigelhaupt is perhaps best known for his writing skills and vast knowledge of the law. He heads the firm’s motion and appellate practice group. Recently, Mr. Rigelhaupt’s opposition to a motion made by the defendants helped convince the defendants to pay $6.4 million in settlement prior to their motion being decided.

Mr. Rigelhaupt regularly appears before the First and Second Departments of the Appellate Division and has almost 50 reported cases to his credit, as well as countless successes on motions for summary judgment. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He is married with two children.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2007


  • Albany Law School Union University, Albany, New York
    • Juris Doctor - 1988
  • S.U.N.Y at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York
    • Bachelor of Science, 1983
    • Major: Political Science


  • Super Lawyers, 2013-2017


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association

More Than $350 Million In Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.

See Our Results
  • $40,000,000*
    Medical malpractice. Child's brain damage.
    Construction worker fell from a ladder, jury verdict.
    Construction worker/ laborer fell from the scaffold, jury verdict.
See Our Results
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