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Peter Weishaar named "Leader in Law"

Nov 18, 2015

McConville Considine's Managing Partner, Peter J. Weishaar, was honored by The Daily Record as a "Leader in Law" at its 2015 Attorneys of the Year Award Celebration on November 5, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.  The Leaders in Law award recognizes lawyers who have shown tremendous dedication to the legal profession and selfless, tireless commitment to the community.

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Peter focuses his practice primarily on commercial and business litigation matters, including the representation of businesses and individuals in litigation involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements, and other business disputes.  His litigation practice includes the ongoing representation of businesses and individuals in state and federal trial and appellate courts across a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters, including contract and business disputes, labor and employment matters, construction, land use, banking, health care, civil rights and personal injury matters. 

Although he has successfully handled a number of other civil litigation matters, one of his most meaningful victories was on behalf of a prisoner in a civil rights case.  After being appointed pro bono to represent a prisoner in a civil rights case that was already pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, Peter obtained verdict in favor of his client against two corrections officers. The jury determined that the two defendants violated the Eighth Amendment rights of Peter’s client by failing to protect him from a violent assault by another inmate.

Peter also has an extensive municipal practice, which includes representation of fire districts, planning and zoning boards, and other municipalities on an ongoing basis, and as special litigation counsel. 

Peter has achieved the "AV® Preeminent™" rating through Martindale Hubbell's peer review process. See AV® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Peter was also chosen for inclusion on the New York Super Lawyers - Upstate list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who have shown excellence in practice.  Only five percent of the attorneys in New York each year are named to the Super Lawyers list.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

A native of Rochester, Peter has been an attorney at the firm since 1996. On June 1, 2014, he was appointed President and Managing Partner of the firm.

He graduated cum laude from the State University College at Geneseo where he earned a degree in political science. He also graduated cum laude from Albany Law School. While at Albany Law School, Peter was a member of the Editorial Board of the Albany Law Review, and he also published a paper entitled "School Choice Vouchers and the Establishment Clause."

McConville Considine Cooman & Morin P.C. is a full service law firm based in Rochester, New York, that has been providing high quality legal services to businesses and individuals since 1979.  With over a dozen attorneys and a full paralegal support staff, the firm is large enough to provide the necessary expertise in a broad range of practice areas, yet small enough to allow us to devote prompt, personal attention to our clients.  For more information about our firm, visit us at, or call one of our attorneys at 585.546.2500.