Peter D. Rigelhaupt

Top rated Appellate attorney in New York, New York

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.
Peter D. Rigelhaupt
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.

Practice Areas: Appellate, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1989

Education: Albany Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017, 2020 - 2023
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The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.

250 W. 57th Street
Suite 401
New York, NY 10107 Visit website


Peter D. Rigelhaupt is a seasoned attorney with The Perecman Firm, PLLC, where he dedicates his legal prowess primarily to personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Working from our office in midtown Manhattan, he passionately advocates for clients across the expansive landscape of the greater New York City metropolitan area.

Since 1988, Mr. Rigelhaupt has been a distinguished member of the New York bar, with admissions extending to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. His extensive legal credentials underscore his proficiency in navigating the complexities of the justice system.

Mr. Rigelhaupt majored in political science at the State University of New York at Oneonta and received a Bachelor of Science in 1983. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Albany Law School, and in 1988, he graduated with his Juris Doctor. For the next several years until joining his current firm in 2007, Mr. Rigelhaupt defended attorneys in legal malpractice claims and lawsuits, and he gained substantial experience in anticipating the types of tactics that he now faces as a plaintiff’s attorney from defense attorneys and their insurance company clients.

In his personal injury practice, Mr. Rigelhaupt provides forceful advocacy on behalf of people who have been harmed due to the negligence of another party. His caseload has included motor vehicle crashes, construction site accidents, premises liability and defective products, and his clients have received significant amounts of compensation due to his skills in presenting cases before juries as well as his experience in negotiating favorable settlement agreements. Mr. Rigelhaupt also has a civil rights practice, representing victims of police brutality or wrongful arrests, and he has a successful track record with these cases as well. He is the recipient of an “Excellent” peer review rating through Avvo among other awards and honors.

Practice areas

Appellate, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Appeals, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Appellate
  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1989, New York

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Educational Background:
  • S.U.N.Y at Oneonta, New York, Bachelor of Science, 1983
  • , Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2017, 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1991
  • New York State Bar, 1988

Office location for Peter D. Rigelhaupt

250 W. 57th Street
Suite 401
New York, NY 10107

Phone: 646-585-5105


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017, 2020 - 2023

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