Mr. Bobchin earned his undergraduate degree at Pace University and his J.D. at Ohio Northern University, Pettitt College of Law. Over the course of his career, Peter has handled a variety of high exposure cases, a number of which involved high profile litigants. Peter began his legal career handling plaintiff’s personal injury cases under the tutelage of the late Harry H. Lipsig, often referred to in New York as the “King of Torts.” The skills and insights learned during those years helped Peter develop and hone his litigation skills. This gave him a unique perspective for handling cases, trials, and settlement negotiations, from the defendant’s standpoint.
Peter joined the Law Offices of John C. Lane in 2000. His practice areas include both personal injury and property damage claims in the areas of transportation law, construction defect claims, premises liability, and products liability. Peter also litigates conservation and wildlife matters, PIP no-fault claims, and municipal court matters. He is licensed in New York and New Jersey.
Peter has appeared before the state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey, appellate courts in both states, the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, and numerous municipal courts throughout New Jersey. He is a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (for which he and John author the annual New York State Law Summary), the New Jersey Defense Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Representative clients have included motor carriers, large and small construction firms, conservation and sportsman organizations, insurance carriers, governmental entities, and property owners.
Always prepared and ready to bring a case to trial, where appropriate and in conjunction with his client’s goals, Peter has utilized a variety of alternative dispute resolution formats to realize clients’ goals.
Peter loves the law, but when not reading the latest court decisions or drafting a brief, he likes to lend his time to the arts, and has served as a Board of Trustees Member for a local non-profit theater company. He has also served regularly as a judge for the Yale University Invitational Mock Trial Tournament.