Pete focuses his practice on the defense of complex professional liability, personal injury and employment law matters in the state and federal courts of New Jersey. He has substantial experience in handling all phases of litigation and is an experienced courtroom advocate. He is also well-versed in defending attorneys in ethics matters.
Prior to the joining the firm, Pete was an Assistant Prosecutor in Hudson County. As a prosecutor, he handled a variety of complex criminal cases, including homicides, and tried a number of cases to verdict. Pete regularly leverages his significant courtroom and trial experience as a prosecutor to assist and defend firm clients in criminal and municipal matters.
Partner, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn, 2016-Present
Associate, Morgan Melhuish Abrutyn, 2005-2015
Assistant Prosecutor, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office
Law Clerk, Honorable John F. Kingfield and Honorable Edward M. Coleman, Judges of the New Jersey Superior Court, 2000-2001
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
JD, Seton Hall School of Law, 2000
BA, Old Dominion University, 1996
Harbor View Condo. Ass’n, Inc. v. Manhattan Skyline III, LP, 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2070, 2011 WL 3207956 (App. Div. 2011).
Ritschel v. Newman Scarola, 2011 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 3021, 2011 WL 6183039 (App. Div. 2001).