Peter Joel Schaffer

Stamford, Connecticut
Experience: 31 years
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About Peter Joel Schaffer

PETER J. SCHAFFER, BRONX NEW YORK CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY. AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE OF PERSONS ACCUSED OF CRIME. 30 YEARS TRIAL EXPERIENCE. Peter J. Schaffer practices exclusively in the areas of Criminal Defense, False Arrest and Police Brutality. All New York and Federal criminal cases skillfully handled. DWI defense provided both in Criminal Court and at the DMV. Mr. Schaffer handles matters ranging from pink summons issued for minor infractions to federal death penalty eligible crimes. Mr. Schaffer has conducted arraignments, bail arguments, hearings, grand jury proceedings, bench and jury trials in New York City and the surrounding areas since 1987. He has tried federal cases in the United States District Courts for the past 22 years. Peter J. Schaffer has appeared numerous times on The Nancy Grace Show on HLN, COURT TV, and "IN SESSION" on truTV as an expert commentator in criminal law and trial practice. Peter J. Schaffer represents clients in every stage of the criminal process from investigation through appeal.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Insurance Claims
  • Personal Injury


  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards AcceptedMasterCard, Visa, Discovery, American Express
  • Contingent FeesIn civil cases

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • ConnecticutSince 1986
  • EDNYSince 1998
  • New YorkSince 1987
  • SDNYSince 1998
  • U.S. District of ConnecticutSince 1995
  • 2nd CircuitSince 1996


  • University of Denver J.D. (1986) | Law Honors: Order of St. IvesActivities: Administrative Law Review, Editor

Professional Association

  • Bronx County Bar Association #917752 Member 2009 - Current
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers #917753 Member 1998 - Current
  • New York State Bar #917754 Member 1987 - Current


1150 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06905 USA


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