Joseph J. Peters is an experienced personal injury attorney and well-known litigator who has tried hundreds of matters to conclusion. With a broad legal practice and 40 years of experience, Joseph brings depth and knowledge to personal injury litigation, trucking, slip and fall, products liability, DUI cases, auto accidents, catastrophic injuries, structured settlements, civil litigation, and workers’ compensation and in the process, millions of dollars have been awarded to injured parties. In addition, Joseph also has extensive experience and knowledge in family law, divorce, domestic violence, custody, child support and adoption. Joseph takes an individual approach to each and every case, carefully assessing the unique elements and structuring creative strategies for success.

Joseph has been a member of the Middlesex County District Ethics Committee, the Middlesex County Fee Dispute Committee and has also been a Middlesex County Personal Injury arbitrator on many cases. Joseph was selected for inclusion in the “New Jersey Super Lawyers”* by New Jersey Magazine for each year since 2012 in the category of Personal Injury In 2020 and 2021, Joseph was named to America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys in New Jersey. According to America’s Top 100 LLC, 100 attorneys in each state are named to this list, which is by invitation only, and is comprised of the trial lawyers for high-value personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice matters.

He is a frequently lecturer educating fellow attorneys on litigation, trial strategy and risk management as well as on settlement strategies. In addition, Joseph has served on the Board of the Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, New Jersey.

*No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or the American Bar Association. A description of the standard or methodology used by Super Lawyers and America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys can be found on their respective websites.


  • Middlesex County Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Middlesex County District Ethics Committee

  • State of New Jersey, 1976
  • Federal District Court of New Jersey

  • The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1976
  • Wagner College, B.A., 1972

Mandelbaum Barrett PC's Personal Injury Team Recently Helped an Injured Patron Hold a Careless Bar Accountable For an On-site Stabbing

February 11, 2019

Member Joe Peters and Associate Ethan Wells earned a major victory on behalf of a client who was stabbed in a New Brunswick, New Jersey bar. The client sustained multiple traumatic injuries to his leg, abdomen, pancreas, and spleen. Peters and Wells aggressively advocated for our client during the mediation and were able to prove that the bar in question had an obligation to provide security at its establishment in a reasonable manner. The bar also failed to successfully train and supervise its security personnel. Therefore, the bar was fully liable for plaintiff's injuries. The mediation ended when the defendant's agreed to compensate the plaintiff in full. This is just one of the many satisfying verdicts our personal injury attorneys have achieved for plaintiffs.

Personal Injury: Auto Insurance Policy and Umbrella

April 12, 2024

Understanding Auto Insurance Policies and Umbrellas can be complex. How do you ensure you're effectively protecting your loved ones and assets? Join Co-Chair of our Personal Injury Practice Group, Joseph Peters, as he clarifies the process of Auto Insurance Policies and Umbrellas. He shares his knowledge as a seasoned personal injury attorney and litigator with over 40 years of experience, having successfully tried hundreds of cases.

Personal Injury: Understanding Pre-Existing Conditions in PI Cases

February 29, 2024

Navigating a Personal Injury case can be daunting. If you are injured, one of the first questions you may be asked by your attorney or insurance company is whether you have any pre-existing conditions.  Joseph Peters, partner within the Personal Injury Law Practice Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC, is a highly experienced personal injury attorney with […]

Personal Injury Newsletter – August 2023 Edition

August 25, 2023

We’re excited to share this month’s Personal Injury Newsletter. With back-to-school approaching, this edition is dedicated to prioritizing safety and preventing common injuries, so we’ve got you covered with essential tips for a worry-free school year. You will also find additional valuable content, such as insurance and safety concerns with electric scooters, insights into some […]

Navigating Back-to-School Safety: Preventing the Most Common Injuries

August 13, 2023

As the school season kicks into gear, safety should be at the forefront of everyone's minds. At Mandelbaum Barrett PC, we are committed to ensuring your children have a safe and joyful academic year. While schools are expected to provide a secure learning environment, the reality is that unintentional injuries can occur on school grounds, around buses, and even in the neighborhood. It's a collective responsibility of parents, students, school staff, and the community to take proactive measures to safeguard our children.

The Subpoena Process for a Personal Injury Case

July 10, 2023

Dealing with a personal injury case can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially when you encounter complex aspects like the subpoena process. By gaining a clear understanding of the role and function of subpoenas, you can feel more confident as you progress through each stage of your case. In this article, we’re going to take a closer […]

How to Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Case

June 21, 2023

Personal injury claims can arise from a variety of situations, from motor vehicle accidents to medical malpractice. In these cases, it’s essential to determine who is legally responsible for the harm caused to the victim. This is where determining and, ultimately, proving negligence becomes important.  What is Negligence? Negligence is a legal term that refers […]

Debunking Common Myths About Personal Injury Lawsuits

June 7, 2023

Personal injury cases can be complex and there are many misconceptions surrounding the process. As a New Jersey personal injury law firm, we want to educate potential clients about common myths and misconceptions regarding personal injury lawsuits. With a better understanding of the facts, you’ll be better equipped to make informed decisions about your legal […]

Golf Cart Accidents: More Dangerous Than You Think

February 3, 2023

The Dangers of Golf Carts Golf carts may seem like a harmless mode of transportation, but they can be quite dangerous. Recently, our Personal Injury team assisted a client who was a victim of a golf cart accident in reaching a settlement of $500,000. The client was run over by the golf cart and suffered […]

22 Attorneys Named to 2024 Best Lawyers List

August 17, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is proud to announce that 22 lawyers were recognized to the 2024 Best Lawyers list. At Mandelbaum Barrett PC, we have always strived for excellence and have consistently sought to uphold the highest standards of legal practice. This recognition serves as a reminder of our ongoing mission to provide unparalleled legal representation […]

This Family Personal Injury Team is Joined at the Briefcase

September 23, 2022

America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® once again named Mandelbaum Barrett PC partner Joseph J. Peters to its list of the top attorneys in New Jersey.

Joseph Peters Named to America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys®

May 4, 2021

America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® once again named Mandelbaum Barrett PC partner Joseph J. Peters to its list of the top attorneys in New Jersey.

Joseph Peters Named to America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys in New Jersey

August 6, 2020

Joseph Peters, co-chair of the firm’s personal injury and workers’ compensation group, was named to America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys in New Jersey. According to America’s Top 100 LLC, less than one-half percent of active attorneys in the United States were named to this list, which is by invitation only, and is comprised of […]

Joseph Peters Named to New Jersey's Best Lawyers for Families for 2018

April 3, 2018

Joseph J. Peters, a Member of the Firm and Co-Chair of its Personal Injury Practice Group, was nominated as one of New Jersey's Best Lawyers for Families for 2018 by New Jersey Family.