Peter Van Deventer, Jr.


Peter Van Deventer is a partner in the Newark office of Lewis Brisbois and is a chair of the Aviation Practice and a member of the Products Liability Practice. He has substantial experience with the representation of domestic owners and operators of private aircraft, companies that maintain and repair such aircraft, as well as commercial airlines. These accidents and investigations have involved Cessna, Gulfstream, Beechcraft, Piper, Mooney, and Bombardier fixed-wing aircraft, as well as Sikorsky and Schweizer rotorcraft.

Mr. Van Deventer’s litigation experience has included substantial involvement in product liability, property and casualty, toxic tort, professional liability and trucking and automobile litigation. He has represented self-insureds, publicly and privately held corporations and insurance companies. He has also represented the interests of insurance carriers in insurance coverages.

Mr. Van Deventer has been appointed as a Civil Arbitrator in six different venues.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Aviation
  • Products Liability
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Healthcare
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
  • National Trial Practice
  • COVID-19: Labor & Employment


New Jersey

New York


U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


New Jersey State Bar Association: Executive Civil Practice Committee

Awards & Honors

Listed in Law & Politics and New Jersey Monthly magazines' Super Lawyer Section, 2005 and 2006


Seton Hall University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1979

University of Notre Dame

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1975