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Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1994, JD, cum laude
Temple Law Review, Managing Editor and Staff Member
Moot Court, Member and I. Herman Stern Finalist

University of Athens, Greece, 1992, J.D. Summer Study Abroad Program

Syracuse University, 1990, BS (dual degree, Finance and Marketing)
Maxwell School of Citizenship Scholarship Recipient

Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals:

Second Circuit

Third Circuit

Fifth Circuit

Eighth Circuit

Ninth Circuit

Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Courts:

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Middle District of Pennsylvania

District of New Jersey 

District of Colorado 

Northern District of Illinois 

Eastern District of Michigan 

Eastern District of Wisconsin

Northern District of Ohio

Peter A. Muhic

Peter is a talented trial lawyer who represents clients in sophisticated litigation throughout the country. Whether defending employment claims in New Hampshire, prosecuting RICO claims in Florida, protecting ERISA rights of Taft-Hartley plans in New Jersey, litigating insurance contracts in California, products liability claims in Michigan, commercial disputes in New York or complex class actions in Pennsylvania, Illinois or numerous other states, he utilizes a polished skill set and unwavering commitment to his clients to obtain favorable results. With his nationwide presence, Peter has developed strong relationships with attorneys around the country who respect his counsel and regularly seek to partner with him to assist with complex matters.

Peter was formerly a partner at Cozen O’Connor, an Am Law 100 law firm based in Philadelphia, where he spent more than a decade honing his litigation and trial skills in a vast array of cases before moving on to one of the nation’s premier securities and class action law firms where he managed multiple teams of attorneys prosecuting complex ERISA, FLSA, RICO, fiduciary, products liability, and other statutory and common law causes of action.

Peter has always handled a diverse caseload – both substantively and geographically. He has tried cases to verdict in six states. The matters he has successfully resolved include enforcing restrictive covenants and employment contracts in Pennsylvania on behalf of an expanding technology firm, successfully defending age and gender discrimination claims against a metals distributor in New England, obtaining a $75 million private arbitration award in New York against an insurance conglomerate on behalf of a former corporate subsidiary, representing a class of pension plans in multi-party litigation in New York arising from the Bernard Madoff fraud which resulted in an aggregate settlement of over $200 million, obtaining relief valued at hundreds of millions of dollars in a series of cases in Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania against a group of insurers and mortgage servicers for deceptive force-placed insurance practices, and numerous multi-million dollar settlements in FLSA, ERISA and consumer class actions in California, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.

In addition to numerous jury trials, bench trials, and binding arbitrations, Peter has argued before multiple federal and state appellate courts.

Outside of his litigation practice, Peter has dedicated a significant amount of time to assisting those in legal need. He serves the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas as a Judge Pro Tempore meeting with counsel and conducting settlement conferences prior to trial. He has performed significant pro bono work for the Legal Clinic for the Disabled, a non-profit based in Philadelphia, and was awarded their highest honor for his extraordinary results in representing a client being wrongly confined physically and legally by an involuntary guardianship. After serving for several years on the Board of the Senior Law Center, which provides free legal services to senior citizens throughout Pennsylvania, he remained active with the organization and later was recognized for his substantial pro bono contributions to the organization.

Peter has been asked to speak at a variety of seminars and functions around the country on topics ranging from class action litigation, to property and casualty claims, to significant developments in the law. He also has returned as a volunteer to his high school to speak to students about careers in the law.

Awards & Recognitions

Member of The Legal Intelligencer Class Action Department of the Year (2012, 2014, 2017)
Senior Law Center, Pro Bono Award (2016)
Legal Clinic for the Disabled, White Hat Award (2006]
Temple Law Review, Managing Editor and Staff Member
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Leadership & Community Involvement

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Judge Pro Tempore, 2008 – present

Senior Law Center, Board of Directors, 2005 – 2010

Moorestown Youth Basketball League, Coach 2013 – 2015

Moorestown Flag Football League, Coach 2012 – 2014

Selected Speaking Engagements

Guest Lecturer
Takata Airbag Litigation Overview
Automotive Recyclers Association Annual Convention, Charlotte, NC
2015

Guest Lecturer
Class Action Trial: Lessons & Tips
Attorney Continuing Legal Education, Radnor, PA
2010

Guest Lecturer
Advanced Theories of Subrogation
Property Claims Professionals’ Seminar, Baltimore, MD
2006

Guest Lecturer
Katrina: Claims Greatest Challenge
Florida Property & Casualty Claims Professionals’ Conference, Tampa, FL
2006

Guest Lecturer
Undergraduate class: Contract Law
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2005

Lecturer
ECONOMIC LOSS DOCTRINE: Developments in the Law
COZEN O’CONNOR CLIENT SEMINAR, Philadelphia, PA
2004

Representative Cases

Represented a former corporate subsidiary of an insurance conglomerate asserting claims against the parent company for breach of fiduciary and contractual duties in administering a securities lending program resulting in a $75 million binding arbitration award after a multi-day hearing

Represented a class of Taft-Hartley pension plans in consolidated class actions arising from the Bernard Madoff fraud resulting in an aggregate settlement of over $200 million

Represented a major distributor of metals in successfully resolving discrimination claims following a reduction in force, including obtaining summary judgment on ADEA claims

Represented a technology company in multiple actions to enforce restrictive covenants and employment agreements

Represented a regional bank for infringement of its trademark resulting in a substantial monetary settlement

Represented Fortune 500 corporation in insurance coverage dispute and prevailed after a bench trial

Represented several companies in a multi-day jury trial resulting in a seven-figure verdict for business losses arising from a water main break in a major Midwest city

Represented classes of homeowners in multiple class actions in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania against a group of insurers and mortgage servicers for deceptive force-placed insurance practices resulting in settlements bringing relief valued at hundreds of millions of dollars and a change in business practices

Represented multiple classes of employees in successful wage and hour actions against national retailers and financial institutions

Represented a class of thousands of landowners successfully asserting civil RICO and other claims after being wrongfully deprived of gas and oil royalty payments

Represented a condominium association and individuals in an action against a national homebuilder for losses arising from defective construction resulting in fire and recovered 100% of damages after a multi-day jury trial and verdict

Represented a major corporation prevailing against a product manufacturer after a multi-day jury trial for substantial property losses arising from a defective oil storage tank