Peter F. Schuchman, Jr.

Pete Schuchman

Over the course of more than twenty-five years of practice, Pete has tried to verdict or award, for both plaintiffs and defendants, a multitude of wrongful death, personal injury and property damage cases primarily in Berks County and its contiguous counties but also in the Susquehanna Valley and the coal region.  The early years of Pete’s career featured a steady stream of insurance defense cases.  Today, Pete still defends self-insureds, including utility companies.  His plaintiff’s practice is centered on victims in wrongful death and significant personal injury cases as well as subrogated insurers.  Pete has also tried to verdict a multitude of commercial, construction and orphan’s court cases.   He is also privileged to serve as solicitor to Reading Area Community College.

Pete is a member of Berks County Bar Association where he has chaired several committees, served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Young Lawyers Section and has received the President’s award for service to the association.  He is a frequent lecturer at seminars sponsored by the Berks County Bar Association including an annual CLE update on developments in personal injury law.  He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association where he serves on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and has lectured numerous times on Berks County practice and procedure for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.  Pete is a life member of both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania as well as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Pete is a graduate of Ithaca College and The Dickinson School of Law, where he served on the editorial staff of the Dickinson Law Review and as President of the Student Bar Association. 

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