Peter S. Read

Co-Chair, New York Construction and Labor Law Practice Group

    Peter is the co-chair of the New York Labor Law Construction Practice Group. He has spent his career defending owners and contractors in construction accident cases involving the New York Labor Law and Industrial Code and indemnification and insurance claims.

    With more than 20 years of litigation and trial experience, Peter has defended property owners, managers and security companies in premises liability cases involving catastrophic personal injuries, property damage and business loss. Additionally, he is experienced in the defense of cases involving  wrongful death, product liability, lead-based paint exposure and appellate practice in all areas.

    Peter has tried many cases throughout New York City as well as Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Duchess Counties with a remarkable rate of success including a number of defense verdicts.

    Significant Representative Matters

    Defense verdict for a private security company in an action for negligent security at a NYC homeless shelter.

    Defense verdict for a major gas distribution company in a case involving severe personal injuries allegedly caused by condition of utility construction site.

    Defense verdict on grounds of permissive use for a gas pipeline company in a case involving catastrophic injuries sustained by ATV driver over pipeline right of way.

    Defense verdict for New York City marshal in a case for extensive property conversion.

    Defense verdict for a national soccer camp company in an auto case involving question of scope of employment.

    Obtained summary judgment, affirmed on appeal, for security company in a case involving claims for severe personal injuries from gun shots on grounds  of standard and duty of care owed to plaintiff.

    Obtained summary judgment, affirmed on appeal, for gas distribution company on grounds of proximate cause in case involving a house explosion and severe burn injuries.

    New York
    U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
    Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1993)
    Loyola College (B.A., 1990)
    Associations & memberships
    New York County Trial Lawyers Association
    New York State Bar Association
    Year joined