Pete Polchinski

Trial Advocacy Program

Peter Polchinski concentrates his practice on toxic tort and environmental matters and specializes in asbestos cases. His practice also includes transportation, aviation, general liability, product liability, and criminal defense litigation. He has won 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. These trial handbooks are in the law libraries of more than 125 law schools in the United States and Canada. He has also created 10 accredited CLE courses, presented more than 50 CLE programs, 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.