Where Knowledge and Caring Intersect
Welcome to the Choy Law Firm. Peter Choy, Esq. focuses his practice on criminal defense and civil litigation. As a former government lawyer with big firm experience and the judgment that comes from both, Peter provides personal attention and expert advice to his individual and corporate clients who are faced with complex and risk-laden legal problems.
He was previously appointed as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, where he tried numerous cases to verdict including homicides, aggravated assault, robbery, as well as theft and narcotic related matters. Peter was previously appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve as a member of the Court’s District Ethics Committee, District V-A (Newark) as well as on the Committee on Criminal and Civil Jury Trials. He is currently serving on the Supreme Court's District Ethics Committee, District XII (Union County) and on the Court’s Committee on Criminal Model Jury Charges.
Peter has extensive professional experience working in the state and federal criminal justice systems for over 10 years pre-dating his law practice. Before becoming an attorney, Peter worked as a probation officer for the New Jersey state courts and later as a United States Probation/Parole Officer in Brooklyn, New York and San Francisco, California. In his capacity as a Sentencing Guideline Specialist he authored Presentence Reports involving high-profile offenders and/or intricate application of the federal sentencing guidelines. He made recommendations as to the appropriate sentencing dispositions as well as supervised a caseload of offenders. Peter received a BA in Criminal Justice from Seton Hall University and a MA from Rutgers, School of Criminal Justice, where he was trained in public policy, econometrics, and advanced social statistics. He later attended Seton Hall University School of Law on a Dean's Merit Scholarship and was a member of the Impact Litigation (formerly Appellate Litigation) Clinic.
Prior to forming the Choy Law Firm, Peter worked for a national law firm where he practiced not only white collar criminal defense, but also civil and commercial litigation. Peter litigated a broad range of civil matters on behalf of corporate and individual clients in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York. New Jersey Super Lawyers designated Peter as a “Rising Star” during the years 2011 and 2012. The attorneys listed as Rising Stars are limited to 2.5% of the outstanding emerging lawyers in New Jersey who are age 40 and under, or have been practicing 10 years or less.
Peter is licensed to practice in the state courts of New Jersey and New York. Additionally, he is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York, as well as the Second and Third Circuit Courts of Appeal.
The firm has the intellect and expertise to successfully handle your legal problems in a manner you or your corporation deserves. We approach all matters by mixing integrity, judgment and necessary candlepower. We analyze complex situations that pose real risks for our clients and come up with innovative solutions to fix or, at least, minimize problems. The firm forms a partnership with clients and gives them personal specialized attention. We offer free initial consultations and, in appropriate cases, pro bono services.