Peter Hoenig



Peter has over forty years experience representing clients in matters involving maritime, aviation, environmental and pollution, employment and labor, commercial, insurance and reinsurance litigation and arbitration. He also defends engineers, physicians, hospitals, insurance agents, brokers and other professionals against allegations of professional misconduct. He represents clients, including major airlines, manufacturers, distributors, international insurance brokers, and insurance companies in complex insurance and reinsurance matters throughout the United States. Peter has substantial experience in both trial and appellate practice in the New York State courts and Federal courts throughout the nation, including the United States Supreme Court.


  • L.M., Commercial Law, New York University School of Law
  • Diploma, Air and Space Law, University of London, London Institute of World Affairs
  • LL.M., International Law – UC, University of London
  • M.A., SOAS/LSE, University of London
  • LL.B., with Honors, QMC, University of London

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York Inns of Court: Master, 2005 – 2018
  • The Association of the Bar, City of New York: Member, 1978 – Present; Member, Committee of the Aeronautical Section, 1984 – 1987
  • American Bar Association: Member, 1978 – Present
  • Federal Bar Council, 1978 – 2018
  • ARIAS, 2008 – Present

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • Recognized as a “New York Super Lawyer” by New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2007 – 2011
  • Law and Politics edition, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Guide to The World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers, Legal Media Group & Expert Guides, 2004 – 2018
  • Guide to The World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, Legal Media Group & Expert Guides, 2004 – 2018
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell