Experience

Peter L. MacIsaac (certified Civil Trial Attorney) is the Chair of the Personal Injury Department. He focuses on all forms of personal injury and represents people who have sustained catastrophic injuries from auto, premises, commercial, professional and products liability.  He has tried cases to verdict involving wrongful death, auto, premises, medical malpractice, estates and trusts, commercial, contractual and real estate. 

Peter has also recovered substantial jury verdicts and settlements for patients harmed by preventable medical errors. These matters involve many different fields of medicine. Numerous patients have needlessly suffered wrongful death or been unfairly deprived of the opportunity to treat and cure their terminal illness. Several have ended up in a comatose like state or have been permanently inflicted with cerebral palsy or other forms of brain damage. As a result of his tireless advocacy on behalf of victims, Peter was appointed Vice Chairman of the NJ State Bar Association’s Special Committee on Medical Malpractice.

Additionally, he also represents victims of sexual abuse including minors, disabled persons and their families. In 2014, he recovered the largest individual reported public settlement in New Jersey for sexual molestation of a child. Peter’s client was abused by a Priest within the Archdiocese of Newark as a boy.

In addition to personal injury, Peter also represents parties in commercial, chancery and estate matters. In 2005, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit adopted Peter’s arguments for its precedent setting interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”). See Party City v. Celebration, et al., 428 F. 3d 504, C.A.3 (N.J) (No. 04-4254), wherein Peter successfully defended an individual charged with computer hacking the business of a competitor to steal trade secrets. He argued this case before the Federal District Court for the State of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The Precedential Opinion is available on-line at http://www.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/044254p.pdf.

Peter has argued before the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey; the Supreme Court of New Jersey; the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Peter was named a Rising Star® by New Jersey Super Lawyers® for his efforts representing victims of professional medical negligence. He was also named one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Publications:

Does the Patients First Act Really put Patients First? Recent Case Developments Concerning Medical Affidavits of Merit. NJ Lawyer Magazine, June 2016 http://www.chasanlaw.com/tasks/sites/chasan/assets/image/MacIsaac.pdf

Lectures:

NJICLE   Scafidi Revisited – What is the Latest You Need to Know About “But For and Substantial Factor” Causation. November 2016