Peter Chamas has been practicing law for over 25 years and has handled thousands of personal injury cases in his career. He has recovered over $100,000,000 for his seriously injured or disabled clients. Mr. Chamas primarily devotes his practice to complex personal injury matters and has been successful in recovering the full value of what his clients deserve. He has multiple seven-figure awards in counties all over the state of New Jersey. His reputation speaks for itself as he has been continuously named on the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers list and in 2015, he was honored as Civil Trial Practice Attorney of the Year in Middlesex County.
In March of 2000, Mr. Chamas was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and sits on the Board of Governors for the New Jersey Chapter of the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the New Jersey State and Middlesex County Bar Associations. He is on the Board of Trustees for Holidays for the Homeless, a charitable organization formed to help the homeless and less fortunate. He concentrates his practice at Gill & Chamas in the areas of construction accidents, medical malpractice, product liability and automobile negligence. Mr. Chamas strives to be one of the best lawyers by fighting for getting his clients what they deserve.
Mr. Chamas graduated from Rider University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. Before attending Law School, he worked in the construction industry. Mr. Chamas then went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Delaware. He is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mr. Chamas is admitted to practice law in the United States District Court, the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Chamas has been on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list since 2005. Born and raised in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Mr. Chamas now resides in Monmouth County with his wife, Lee and daughter, Madison.
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
Bachelor of Arts – 1986
Major: Political Science
Certified Legal Specialties
Certified Civil Trial Attorney, New Jersey Supreme Court
New Jersey, 1990; Pennsylvania, 1990
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Honors and Awards
2015 Civil Trial Practice Attorney of the Year, Middlesex County Bar Association
New Jersey Super Lawyers “Top 100 Attorneys”, 2009, 2011-Present
New Jersey Super Lawyer, 2005 – Present
“Best Lawyer – “Best Lawyers in America” – 2010 – Present
Inclusion in the The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation
National Trial Lawyers “Top 100” Trial Lawyers
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Professional Associations and Memberships
American Association for Justice, Member, Board of Governors
New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
Middlesex County Bar Association, Member
Pro Bono Activities
Board of Trustees, Holidays for the Homeless
A sample of Peter Chamas's settlements and verdicts as of 2020
$9,380,000 – Medical Malpractice – Teen Brain Injury – A teenager sustained a brain injury after having knee surgery while under general anesthesia.
$7,400,000 – Pier Collapse Fatality – A pier collapsed that resulted in the drowning of a Philadelphia woman.
$5,625,000 – A worker fell through a skylight.
$5,600,000 – A roofer suffered a traumatic brain injury after a 40-foot fall in a Union County work site accident.
$4,700,000 – VERDICT – train commuter suffered brain damage when a steel rod smashed a New Jersey Transit window.
$4,125,000 – Medical Malpractice – Delayed diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism in a newborn.
$4,000,000 – Wrongful Death – A boy died in a skiing accident as a snow grooming machine ran him over.
$4,000,000: A young woman died within hours of giving birth to her first child after medical staff failed to treat her rising blood pressure.
$3,750,000 – A worker in Monmouth County was crushed at a recycling plant.
$3,400,000 – A man fell thirty feet to his death when his lift got tangled with another lift.
$3,400,000 – An airport baggage handler sustained back injuries in an accident involving baggage-hauling equipment in Essex County.
$3,375,000 – VERDICT – A jury-awarded verdict for the estate of an off-duty state police officer that was killed by an intoxicated driver.
$3,200,000 – VERDICT – A jury-awarded verdict for a Port Reading man who suffered serious injuries when he fell off a scaffold at a construction site in Jersey City.
$3,200,000 – A worker at an airport injured his back in a slip and fall accident at his job.
$2,650,000 – Wrongful Death – A child was run over and killed when a school bus pulled away without checking to see whether anyone was in front.
$2,625,000 – Bricklayer left diabled from a ladder fall of about ten to fifteen feet.
$2,600,000 – A man was killed inside a power plant when a 30-foot fan unexpectedly turned on during servicing.
$2,500,000 – A woman suffered injuries in a traffic accident when a van rear-ended her minivan.
$2,500,000 – A driver was injured when struck by a bus.
$2,200,000 – Medical Malpractice – Botched weight-loss surgery.
$2,000,000 – A girl was fatally injured while crossing a street.
$2,000,000 – A truck driver suffered brain damage during a head-on collision with an SUV.
$2,000,000 – A man was inspecting a construction site when a piece of plywood that was covering an open shaft gave way, which caused him to fall into the shaft and suffer head and spinal injuries.
$1,950,000 – Morris County boy on bicycle suffered multiple injuries after he was struck by a driver who suffered a heart attack.
$1,900,000 – Workplace accident – Fallen rack fell on employee’s foot.
$1,900,000 – A Monmouth County plumber was thrown from a ladder after contacting live wires.
$1,700,000 – Workplace accident – Iron worker fell thirty feet when decking gave way
$1,533,000 – A man suffered leg burns in a power station accident. The plaintiff was scalded when a flood pushed aside a sump pit cover and he fell in.
$1,400,000 – Wrongful Death – Two brothers were killed in a car accident, where the car was driven by a teenager who was trying to talk to young women in another vehicle traveling at high speeds on the Garden State Parkway.
$1,400,000 – Worksite Fall – Mercer County man fell off 12-foot ladder while working on New Jersey Turnpike project.
$1,400,000 – A woman suffered back and neck injuries when her car was hit by a construction vehicle on the Garden State Parkway.
$1,300,000 – A boiler technician suffered back injuries after a fall from a ladder.
$1,250,000 – An elderly man was waiting in line at Wendy’s when the defendant drove through the front doors.
$1,200,000 – A Rutgers nursing student suffering back injuries in an automobile accident.
$1,200,000 – Pedestrian hit by train
$1,200,000 – Fatal Automobile Crash – A couple died when their vehicle was broadsided by a pickup truck while making a left turn out of a parking lot.
$1,200,000 – Elevator worker injured while working at a construction site in Essex County.
$1,125,000 – Mechanic died after a worksite accident.
$1,100,000 – Wrongful death – A crate of steel rods fell resulting in death.
$1,100,000 – VERDICT – A jury-awarded verdict for a man who suffered a severe leg injury in an industrial accident.
$1,015,000 – Plaintiff was hit by a driver operating a U-Haul box truck in Middlesex County.
$1,000,000 – A man injured his back after a 24-foot fall at a construction site.
$1,000,000 – A woman was involved in a motorcycle accident while riding in Middlesex County when she collided with a pickup truck being backed out of a driveway.
$1,000,000 – A Monmouth County man was injured while on job when a concrete pump pipe broke causing him to be hit with concrete.
$1,000,000 – An electrician was electrocuted and later died after performing maintenance on a Middlesex County office building.
$1,000,000 – A worker’s hand was crushed while repairing a machine on a job site.