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Peter J. Hoegen Jr., In Memoriam

The Founding Member of the Firm, after graduating from Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana Peter moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1971 and began his legal career. Peter worked in the areas of Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy Law, Business & Commercial Law, Real Estate Law and Litigation. In 1990, Peter established Responsible Party Services, Inc., a not-for profit company serving the residents of the region in matters of Guardianship and other forms of representation when incapacity prevents independent living. In 2020, Responsible Party Services, Inc., celebrated 30 years of service, representing not less than 200 residents in various capacities.

Prior to establishing his legal career, Peter was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent and served in the United States Army, Military Intelligence, Chief Warrant Officer.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Law

Litigation Percentage

10% of practice devoted to litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979

Education

  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • J.D. – 1971
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.A. – 1965

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, Section of Health Law
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, Committee on Bankruptcy, Section of General Practice
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, Section of Health Law
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, Committee on Bankruptcy, Section of General Practice
  • Middle District Bankruptcy Bar of Middle District of Pennsylvania, Member
  • Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent, 1965 – 1968
  • United States Army, Military Intelligence, Chief Warrant Officer, 1960 – 1965