J. Peter Veloski

Associate

Pete Veloski is an experienced trial lawyer who represents individuals who have suffered serious accidents and catastrophic injuries. Prior to joining SMBB, Pete practiced litigation for several years in larger Philadelphia area law firms, where he represented corporations and insurance companies in matters involving product liability, professional negligence, and the defense of personal injury claims. In these roles, Pete gained valuable and wide.ranging experience in all aspects of litigation and trial, working on complex civil cases filed in State and Federal courts across the country. Pete brings this breadth of experience and knowledge to his current position, fighting passionately for the rights of people who have been seriously injured as a result of another’s negligent and careless actions.

Growing up in Delaware County, Pete has spent his entire life in the Philadelphia area. He is a graduate of Temple University and Temple Law School. In law school, Pete received accolades for his legal writing and trial advocacy skills. He had the distinct honor of serving as an editor of the Temple Law Review and completed Temple’s Advanced Trial Advocacy program. Pete currently lives in South Philadelphia, where he looks forward to watching more Championship Parades on Broad St. with his wife and young son.

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2015
  • New Jersey, 2015
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 2016

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2015
  • Temple University, 2010

Professional Organizations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Temple Law Alumni Association
  • Spring Garden Soup Society, Board Member

Honors

  • Editorial Board, Temple Law Review
  • Recipient of the The Honorable Dolores Sloviter Public Service Fellowship, 2012

Publications

Bargain for Justice or Face the Prison of Privileges?“, Temple Law Review, Vol. 86, 2014

During law school, Pete gained valuable trial experience as an intern with the United States Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, and with the Honorable R. Barclay Surrick, District Court Judge in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to attending law school, Pete worked in hospital administration for a large Philadelphia area Health System.

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