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Peter T. Rodgers




Introducing Peter T. Rodgers ... Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury & Products Liability

Peter T. Rodgers is Managing Partner of his life firm, Lacy Katzen, LLP.  Chair of the Medical, Hospital and Nursing Home Malpractice Group.  He was invited to become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the country’s most prestigious legal organizations. Specializes in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury & Products Liability.


Peter Rodgers represents individuals in trials involving personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death and business disputes. His work in medical malpractice has involved cardiac, neurologic, obstetrical, orthopedic, vascular and infectious disease lawsuits including the failure to diagnose cancer, heart disease and infectious disease. Peter has represented patients who are victims of surgical error and emergency room neglect. He also has represented those injured or killed in auto, premises and workplace accidents.


State University of New York at Buffalo (J.D.)
Fordham University (B.A.)


New York State Bar
United States District Courts


Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years of trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers.
  • Received the Best Lawyer’s highest distinction of “Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs” in 2013
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • "AV Preeminent Attorney," - the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Peter was recognized as a “Leader in Law” by the Daily Record in 2011
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Affiliations:

  • Chair of the Board of Trustees, McQuaid Jesuit High School, Rochester, New York.
  • Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member, New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Trustee of the Monroe County Bar Association
  • Past Chair of the Courts Committee
  • Past President of the Genesee Valley Trial Lawyers Association
  • Appointed as the Chair of the Attorney Grievance Committee of the Seventh Judicial District by the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 2002-2005


Peter lectures on civil litigation and trial practice, as well as topics such as malpractice prevention and legal ethics:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Medical Society
  • School of Nursing at the University of Rochester
  • Chaired seminars sponsored by the New York State Bar Association entitled
    “Prosecuting and Defending Medical Malpractice Claims.”

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