Peter Lederman’s practice has been limited to representing defendants charged with Driving While Intoxicated and related municipal court offenses throughout the State of New Jersey for the past 35 years, representing over 4,000 defendants in those courts. He is Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Municipal Court Trial Attorney, which recognizes the highest level of competency for lawyers in Municipal Courts. To learn more about Peter’s DWI practice and his in depth experience, click here.
A regular speaker in seminars thought New Jersey, Peter recently spoke at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Convention and the NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar. He also speaks at numerous seminars presented by local Bar Associations and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Peter also authors a bi-monthly op-ed column on Municipal Courts for the New Jersey Law Journal. These efforts provide an opportunity to speak out to the legal community on many Municipal Court issues needing reform.
He has also served as Chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association Municipal Court Committee for three years. In that capacity, he appeared before the legislature to testify on DWI related issues.
Peter was involved in two key cases which determined the use of the Alcotest 7110 MK-III breath test device, State v. Chun and State v. Foley. He argued part of Chunbefore the New Jersey Supreme Court and was co-lead counsel in Foley.
He was also co-chairman of the Middlesex County Bar Association Municipal Court Committee for seven years and received an award as Outstanding Municipal Court Practitioner from that Association in 2006. Prior to that time, he served as Municipal Prosecutor in the Township of Piscataway from 1984 through 1987.
He received a J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1974 after graduating from Franklin and Marshall College in 1969.
- New Jersey
- United States District Court – District of New Jersey
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Monmouth Bar Association
- Middlesex County Bar Association
- Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
- New Jersey Association for Justice
- National College for DWI Defense
- Francis Moore Scrambled Egg Society
News & Events
January 29, 2018 – Peter Lederman, head of the firm’s DWI Defense practice, will be speaking once again at the Middlesex County Bar Association’s annual Municipal Court DWI Review. The CLE seminar will focus on the most significant DWI cases from 2017 plus the keys to trying DWI cases successfully. Speaking with Peter will be the Hon. Miles Winder, III, JMC. The program takes place at 5:00 pm at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard Street, New Brunswick.
May 18, 2017 – Peter Lederman, co-chair of the firm’s DWI-Criminal Defense Department, will be speaking at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Convention on Thursday, May 18th at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. He will be on a panel of speakers covering “Introduction to Municipal Court: A 101 Course.” The program is for recently admitted attorneys or for anyone who is new to Municipal Court practice. The NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention features speakers and presenters including members of New Jersey’s federal and state, appellate, and local courts. Top attorneys from across the state and other professionals are among the experienced panelists.
January 31, 2017 – Peter Lederman, head of the firm’s DWI Defense practice, will be speaking at the Middlesex County Bar Association’s annual Municipal Court CLE Seminar on “How to Resolve a DWI Case.” Speaking with Peter will be the Hon. Miles Winder, III, JMC. The program takes place at 5:00 pm at the MCBA Office, 87 Bayard Street, New Brunswick.
August 18, 2016 – Peter H. Lederman was again named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America©, in the DUI/DWI Defense He has been selected for inclusion in the directory since 2009. Best Lawyers is among the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
May 18/19, 2016 – Peter H. Lederman will be speaking at the NJ State Bar Convention’s “Municipal Court 101 Course” presented by the NJSBA Municipal Court Section. The program will take place on May 18 at 10:30 am and again on May 19 at 8:30 am. To get more information on the convention, visit: NJSBA Municipal Court Course.
April 24, 2016 – DWI and Municipal Court Defense Partner Peter H. Lederman will be a panelist at ICLE’s “Hot Topics in Municipal Court Law” seminar, presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Municipal Court Section. The program will discuss the latest issues in NJ law relating to the Municipal Courts, including road stops and motor vehicle searches, bail reform as impacting municipal court practice and e-filing and electronic access in the municipal courts. The program will be held in New Brunswick from 5:00-8:15 pm. CLE credits will be offered. For more information, visit: NJICLE Municipal Seminar.
April 8, 2016 – Peter Lederman will be speaking at the NJAJ oardwalk Convention as part of the Criminal Law lectures on Friday, April 8th. He will be providing a “DWI Update” at 11:30 am. For conference information and registration, visit: NJAJ.
May 14, 2016 – Peter Lederman, Partner, will speak at the New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City, NJ. Peter will be speaking during the Municipal Court Section Bench-Bar presentation. Over 2,700 attorneys, judges, law clerks, legal administrators and paralegals are expected to attend over 80 educational seminars in virtually all areas of law.
April 30th, 2015 – Davison, Eastman & Muñoz’s Peter Lederman, Partner, will speak at the NJ Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar in Atlantic City, NJ. Peter will be speaking as part of two day criminal law presentation about the implications of a recent Appellate Division of State v. Sylvester, involving interpretation of the law which creates an indictable offense for driving while suspended, when the suspension results from a prior conviction for DWI or Refusal to provide a breath sample. As an indictable offense, these violations are dealt with in the Superior Court, with convictions requiring a mandatory minimum jail sentence of six months and a criminal record.