Peter Johnsen focuses his practice on the defense of insured and self-insured entities. As an associate in the firm’s casualty litigation department, Peter resolves issues arising from a variety of litigation contexts, including automobile accidents, premises liability disputes, and construction defects.
Before joining Margolis Edelstein in 2016, Peter served as a judicial fellow to the Honorable Paula A. Patrick of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. He also practiced as an associate at a law firm located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
In law school, Peter served as a member of Drexel’s Moot Court Board and Law Review. His student-articles have been featured in the University of Pennsylvania’s Law Review, and Drexel University’s Law Review Online. As a member of the Moot Court Board, Peter participated in Vanderbilt University’s National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, where his co-authored brief received first place honors. Peter also received Best Student Performance for his participation in Drexel’s Introduction to Trial Advocacy course, a class he later helped teach as a professor’s assistant. Outside of the classroom, Peter interned for several prominent Philadelphia law firms, and also externed for the Honorable Christopher J. Burke of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.
Peter obtained his undergraduate degree from Susquehanna University in 2010. While there, Peter was a team-captain and four-year letter winner on Susquehanna’s football team.