Peter A. Gaudioso graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University in December 1990. He was a member of phi beta kappa and served as a resident adviser for three years. Peter was a recipient of the Clements Internship Scholarship, which funded an internship in the Administrative Office of the Chief Justice of the United States, in Spring 1991. He attended Seton Hall University School of Law, in Newark New Jersey, from September 1991 through June 1994, graduating cum laude.
He was appointed Co-Editor-in Chief of the school newspaper and elected Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal. After law school, Peter served as a judicial law secretary to The Honorable James J. Petrella, P.J.A.D., from September 1994 through September 1995. Peter’s published works include Justice Thomas Todd, in SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY (Cong. Qtly. 1993), and Batson’s Incomplete Legacy: Gender Discrimination and the Peremptory Challenge, 3 SETON HALL CONST. L.J. 315 (1993).
He has litigation, trial, and appellate experience in areas of practice that include complex construction defect defense and coverage, legal malpractice defense, general civil defense and coverage litigation, and criminal defense. Peter serves as a Practice Group Manager for the Firm’s Insurance Services and Litigation Group. Peter has presented CLE seminars related to construction accidents and construction defects, additional insured coverage, contractual indemnification, and civil discovery. He is serving in his second appointment to the District V-C Ethics Committee, and in that capacity he investigates and prosecutes violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct.