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Biography

Peter A. Muhic is a Shareholder located at the Philadelphia Office. He concentrates his practice in complex consumer protection, employee benefits & ERISA, product defects, mass tort, insurance, and employment cases. Mr. Muhic has tried cases to verdict in six states and has significant litigation, arbitration, and appellate experience throughout the country.

Mr. Muhic has served in a leadership position in numerous class and collective actions and has assisted in recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for investors, consumers, and employees asserting claims under RICO, ERISA, FLSA, and numerous state consumer protection statutes and common law causes of action.

Prior to joining Berger Montague, Mr. Muhic was a partner of Kessler Topaz Meltzer Check LLP, practicing in the ERISA and Consumer Department, a partner in the Philadelphia, PA office of Cozen O’Connor, and a founding partner of LeVan Muhic Stapleton LLC, where he prosecuted class and collective actions and complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Muhic is a graduate of Syracuse University, where he was a Maxwell School of Citizenship scholarship recipient and obtained dual degrees in Finance and Marketing, Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he graduated with honors and served as Managing Editor of the Temple Law Review, was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and Finalist in the I. Herman Stern Competition and studied abroad at the University of Athens.

Business and Community Leadership

Judge Pro Tempore, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County (Jan. 2008 – present)

Senior Law Center, Board of Directors (2005-2010)

Prominent Judgments and Settlements

In re Beacon Associates Litigation, No. 09-0777 (S.D.N.Y.) (counsel for ERISA plans obtaining $219 million aggregate settlement in Madoff feeder-fund litigation);

Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. v. American International Group, Inc., No. 50 148 T 00376 10 (N.Y.) (member of team obtaining $75 million private arbitration award for securities lending violations);

Lee v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 14-cv-60649 (S.D. Fla.) (counsel for nationwide class of  homeowners obtaining $140 million in relief for force-placed insurance charges);

In re Staples Inc. Wage and Hour Employment Practices Litigation, No. 08-5746 (MDL 2025) (D. N.J.) (counsel for employees recovering $41 million in unpaid wages);

In re PHH Lender Placed Insurance Litigation, 1:12-cv-01117 (D. N.J.) (counsel for class of homeowners obtaining approximately $18 million in relief for insurance overcharges);

In Re Volkswagen Timing Chain Product Liability Litigation, No. 16-2765 (D. N.J.) (counsel for nationwide class recovering tens of millions of dollars of relief for owners of Volkswagen and Audi vehicles that suffered engine failures due to a timing chain defect);

Hickton v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co., No. 09-mc-00210 (W.D. Pa.) (counsel for collective of assistant managers recovering $7.75 million for unpaid overtime);

In Re: Foot Locker, Inc., Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA) Wage, and Hour Litigation, 11-MDL-2235, (E.D. Pa.) (counsel for nationwide collective recovering $7.1 million for off-the-clock wages owed to retail store employees);

In re RBC Dain Rauscher Overtime Litig.,No. 06-cv-3093 (D. Minn.) (counsel for collective of financial advisors recovering $5.05 million in unpaid wages);

Weirbach v. The Cellular Connection, No. 5:19-cv-05310-JDW (E.D. Pa.) (counsel for collective of retail store employees recovering $2.4 million in unpaid wages).

Credentials

Education:

Law School

Temple University, Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Undergraduate

Syracuse University, B.S., Finance and Marketing

Honors & Awards:

Senior Law Center, Pro Bono Award (2016)


Member of The Legal Intelligencer Class Action Department of the Year (2012, 2014, 2017)


Legal Clinic for the Disabled, White Hat Award (2006)


Admissions

STATES

Pennsylvania

New Jersey


FEDERAL

U.S. Court of Appeals:

Second Circuit

Third Circuit

Fourth Circuit

Fifth Circuit

Eighth Circuit

Ninth Circuit

Eleventh Circuit


U.S. District Courts:

District of Colorado

Northern District of Illinois

Eastern District of Michigan

District of New Jersey

Northern District of Ohio

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Middle District of Pennsylvania

Eastern District of Wisconsin


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