Peter D. Polchinski

Partner
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600 Lexington Avenue
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New York, NY 10022-7678

Peter D. Polchinski is a Partner in the New York office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. Specializing in asbestos litigation, Pete concentrates his practice on toxic tort and environmental matters.  His practice also includes transportation, aviation, general liability, product liability, and criminal defense litigation. His extensive experience has resulted in favorable outcomes in more than 100 jury trials, and he has negotiated numerous multi-million dollar global settlements. Prior to joining the Firm, Pete served as national trial and coordinating counsel for a brake lining company as well as a homicide prosecutor for the Manhattan District Attorney.

In addition to his legal practice, Pete is the author of two books, The Cross-Examination Edge and Elements of Trial Practice, Second Ed. He has also created 10 accredited CLE courses, is a faculty member in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Trial Advocacy Program, and is an instructor of an ethics course for Administrative Law Judges.

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More than 50 Continuing Legal Education programs presented since 1998.

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LL.M., New York University School of Law (1991)

J.D., Fordham University School of Law (1980)

B.A., Stony Brook University (1977)

A.A., Suffolk County Community College (1975)

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