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Hobaica, Peter M. Esq.
2045 Genesee Street Utica, NY
Phone: (315) 235-3227 / (888) 457-8413
Fax: (315) 624-7781


Current Employment Position(s)


Lawyer Overview

Peter M. Hobaica, the founder of the law firm, has been practicing law since 1985.

Peter was born and raised in Utica, New York, graduating from Thomas R. Proctor High School in 1965, Utica College, Magna Cum Laude 1981, and Syracuse University College of Law 1984.

Peter is a plaintiff's attorney, specializing in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Estates & Trusts, Real Estate.

Peter is a former Director of the Oneida County Bar Association and former Chairman of the Oneida County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee; former Member and Chairman of the Fifth Judicial District Grievance Committee.

Current professional memberships include Oneida County Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Association for Justice; New York State Trial Lawyers Association; Million Dollar Advocates Forum; National Order of barristers.

Peter has taught Law at Utica College of Syracuse University, Legal Assistant Program, as well as in the regular curriculum.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Serious Personal Injury
  • Bankruptcy (7 & 13)
  • Real Estate
  • Decedent Estates
90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

West Practice Categories

Bad Faith Insurance, Bankruptcy Law, Consumer Bankruptcy, Debt Discharge, Business & Commercial Law, Consumer Protection, Contracts, Debtor/Creditor, Business Organizations, Limited Liability Companies, Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Felonies, Traffic Violations, White Collar Crimes, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointment, Wills, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Ethics, Professional Responsibility, Litigation & Appeals, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Animal Bites -- Plaintiff, Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff, Premises Liability -- Plaintiff, Railroad Accidents -- Plaintiff, Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff, Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff, Probate & Estate Administration, Estate Administration, Trusts, Professional Malpractice Law, Dental Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Real Estate Law, Conveyancing, Residential Real Estate


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Upstate Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Association of Justice (Formerly, American Trial Lawyers Association)
  • American Board of Trial Attorneys
  • Oneida County Bar Association, 1999 - 2001 (Director)
  • Oneida County Bar Association, 2008 - 2009 (Director)
  • Oneida County Bar Association, 1985 - 1990 (Continuing Legal Education Committee)
  • Oneida County Bar Association, 1985 - 1988 (Chair)
  • Oneida County Bar Association, 1989 - 1997 (Grievance Committee)
  • Fifth Judicial District Grievance Committee, 2001 - 2007
  • Fifth Judicial District Grievance Committee, 2006 - 2007 (Chair)
  • Oneida County Bar Association Liaison Committee regarding administration of Public Defender's Office (Chairman)
  • New York State Court of Appeals Chief Judge Appointment (Statewide Committee for Review and Report, re: Jury System in New York)
  • City of Utica Public Safety Committee (Former Member)
  • City of Utica Ethics Committee (Former Member)
  • St. Louis Gonzaga Church, Utica, NY, 1984 - Present (Trustee and Lecturer)
  • Utica Boys & Girls Club, 2005 - 2006 (Member, Board of Directors)
  • Yahnundasis Golf Club, 2005 - 2007 (President, Board of Directors)

Honors and Awards

  • Oneida County Directors Award for Service to the Bar
  • New York State, MIA-POW Action Group Award
  • New York State Bar Association Presidents Pro Bono Service Award
  • American Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100 Lawyers in New York State, 2007
  • SuperLawyers, appointed, 2008
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • "AV" rated under Martindale Hubbell

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, Law, Utica College of Syracuse University, Legal Assistant Program

Past Employment Positions

  • Hage and Hobaica, LLP, Partner, 1985 - 2000
  • Syracuse University, College of Law, Research Assistant, 1983 - 1984
  • United States Attorney's Office, 1982 - 1983
  • City of Utica, New York, Corporate Counsel, 1982


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York, 1984
    Honors: Class President (1981-1984)
    Honors: Member, Board of Governors
    Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
    Honors: Member, Student Finance Committee
    Honors: Member, American Trial Lawyers Association (Student Division)
    Honors: Lionel O. Grossman Trials: Best Advocate 1982 (Second Year)
    Honors: Best Advocate 1983
    Honors: Best Advocate Final Round 1983
    Honors: Region II Champion, National Trial Competition 1983 and 1984
    Honors: Best Advocate 1984 Regional Trials, Albany, New York
    Honors: National Semi-Finalist, National Trial Competition 1983
    Honors: Member, National Trial Team 1983-1984 (ranked third nationwide)
    Honors: Member, Order of the Barrister
    Honors: Recipient 1983 West Publishing Company Hornbook Award
    Honors: Recipient 1983 N.Y.S. Trial Lawyers Assoc. "Sidney Tolmage Scholarship"
    Honors: Recipient 1983 Syracuse Defense Academy Group Scholarship
    Honors: Recipient 1984 International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award
    Honors: Recipient 1984 Law School Student Senate Senior Award
  • Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, New York, 1981
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: 1981 Recipient "Paul Brown Outstanding Senior Award"
    Honors: Member, Model United Nations Committee
    Honors: Member, James Sherman Political Society
    Major: Political Science