Peter is an associate in the Defense Litigation department at Bennett Schechter Arcuri & Will LLP.  Mr. Cantone concentrates his practice on civil litigation in state and federal courts, particularly the defense of products liability, premises liability, workplace accident, personal injury, wrongful death, and automobile and general liability claims.

Mr. Cantone is also experienced in the area of commercial litigation, including breach of contract, collection, commercial torts, and other business disputes, as well as legal challenges involving state and local government operations.

Mr. Cantone’s experience includes federal and state motion and trial practice, depositions, e-discovery, and alternative dispute resolution.


Honors & Awards:

  • Honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel Program for Pro Bono Work, 2015
  • John N. Bennett Achievement Award, SUNY Buffalo Law School, 2014
  • Presser Scholar Award, Crane School of Music, 2007



  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2014
  • Crane School of Music, State University of New York College at Potsdam, B.M., summa cum laude, 2008


Admitted to Practice:

  • New York, 2015
  • U. S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2015
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2015
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2015
  • U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York, 2017


Professional Associations:

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Defense Research Institute
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Commercial and Federal Litigation Section


Past Activities:

  • Publications Editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Eugene M. Fahey, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Fourth Department


Direct Phone Number:  (716) 242-8109