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Peter K. RydelStockholder

Peter represents institutional and individual clients in all aspects of employment, commercial, construction and probate-related disputes, including trials, arbitrations, mediations and administrative proceedings. He draws upon his trial experience to evaluate the unique challenges facing each client, and to identify strategies geared to attain each client’s goals. Peter counsels clients that include large and mid-sized public and private companies, nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, venture capital groups, and individuals.  

In employment matters, Peter has extensive experience representing clients in employment actions, including those involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, and breaches of non-competition agreements. He also advises human resource personnel in developing human resource policies and practices, in an effort to avoid lawsuits in the first place.  Regarding commercial litigation, Peter has handled a broad range of disputes. He has tried cases involving claims of unfair competition and breach of fiduciary duty, and he has represented manufacturing clients in disputes concerning license agreements.

In the probate field, Peter has represented institutional and individual trustees, beneficiaries, fiduciaries, personal representatives and creditors in a wide array of probate controversies involving estate administration, conservatorships, testamentary and inter vivos transfer disputes, trust construction, fiduciary liability claims, accounting proceedings, and contested powers-of-attorney. 

Peter also has substantial experience counseling health care providers in complying with healthcare privacy laws and subpoenas seeking protected health information.

Clients are sometimes unfamiliar with litigation. In such cases, Peter aims to serve as a guide through unfamiliar territory, helping clients understand the options, risks and potential rewards of litigation. Peter also strives to build a strong rapport with opposing counsel, which he finds is often an effective tool for achieving sensible and economical solutions to clients’ needs.


  • New England Super Lawyers Magazine® as a Connecticut Rising Star® for Employment Litigation (2011)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association

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