Peter M. Villari

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Villari, Brandes & Giannone, P.C.
 | 1608 Walnut Street, Suite 803
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 877-564-0236
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
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Attorney Profile

As senior trial counsel and an equity partner at Villari, Brandes & Giannone, P.C., Peter M. Villari represents victims of personal injury across the country. While his birth injury practice is nationwide, he focuses his work in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Tennessee, Washington, DC, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Iowa, Alabama, Maryland and Minnesota. His caseload includes medical malpractice cases primarily focusing on birth injury claims and motor vehicle cases involving brain injuries. 

Mr. Villari is personally motivated to help people through some of their darkest, most difficult moments. He has spent more than 40 years advocating for people who have suffered the unthinkable. As a father to four children, he is especially drawn to helping families whose children have been injured. Not only does he want to help clients secure significant compensation for their losses, but he also strives to ensure that the accident in question does not happen again. 

Whether negotiating a settlement or pursuing a judgment in court, Mr. Villari remains laser-focused on obtaining the maximum award. He has been involved in a number of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements throughout the country. For his accomplishments, he holds honors that include earning the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; holding an Avvo "Superb" rating; being listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; and being selected as a Super Lawyer by his peers in Pennsylvania for over 15 consecutive years. 

In 1974, Mr. Villari earned a Bachelor of Science Degree Summa Cum Laude from La Salle University. He then graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1977 from The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law. 

Today, he is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Washington, DC, Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

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About Peter Villari

Admitted: 1977, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as a Trial Advocate by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1989

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, Member
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia County Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute


  • $8.4M recovered for family man injured by negligent operation of a tractor trailer
  • 2.8M Recovery for driver of automobile injured by negligence of truck driver
  • $12.8M recovery for quadruplets injured at birth due to negligent prenatal care
  • 15.1M recovery for twin injured at birth due to negligent obstetric care
  • $12.1M Recovery for passenger injured in commuter train wreck $12.8M recovery for quadruplets injured at birth due to negligent prenatal care
  • $4.6M Recovery for a Medication Error Leading to the Death of a 56 Year Old Woman
  • $27M Recovery for Child injured at birth due to substandard obstetric care
  • $12.5M Recovery for a Brain Injury Suffered by a Child due to a Delay in Delivery
  • $4.7M Recovery for Tourists Injured in a Bus Accident in Italy

Educational Background:

  • LaSalle University, Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude , 1974


  • “Terrific lawyer.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Peter M. Villari

1608 Walnut Street
Suite 803
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 877-564-0236

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Last Updated: 2/2/2021

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