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Robert J. Peragine

Personal Injury Attorney – Melville, New York




Email: robert.peragine@cellinoandbarnes.com
(800) 888-8888 Phone
Melville, NY


Attorney Robert Peragine received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Cortland in 2003 and his law degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Law in 2006. He graduated law school 5th in his class and was on the Dean’s List.

Attorney Peragine is a trial attorney known as respectful yet aggressive litigator who fights for those injured as the result of someone else’s negligence. He began his career as a trial attorney with the State of Connecticut as a prosecutor.  As a prosecutor Mr. Peragine honed his skills in the court room where he tried numerous cases to verdict.

Following his time at the prosecutor’s office Mr. Peragine gained valuable plaintiffs experience while working at two large personal injury law firms. He aggressively represented his clients in pre-trial negotiations and if he did not receive the maximum offer for his client he would try the case to a verdict.

Attorney Peragine has many years of trial experience which will benefit each and every one of his Cellino & Barnes clients. His aggressive and zealous representation will help you receive the maximum amount on your case.  If you are injured and need someone to fight hard for your rights Attorney Peragine is the lawyer you want on your side. He will not back down to the tactics used by the insurance companies or their defense attorneys. If he cannot get a fair and reasonable settlement offer through negotiations he will bring the case to trial as he has done many times before. Attorney Peragine understands that it is important to have a lawyer that is capable of bringing a case to verdict. The insurance companies know which lawyers will try cases and which lawyers will fold on the eve of trial. This can drastically help in getting the maximum value for your case.

In 2012 Attorney Peragine obtained the 25th highest verdict in Connecticut for his client who received injuries from a motor vehicle accident. The insurance company’s last offer was $10,000. After aggressively working up and presenting his case, the jury returned a verdict for $408,000.00.

For the last several years Attorney Robert J. Peragine has been selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers Rising Stars lists, featuring outstanding young lawyers. Additionally, Attorney Peragine, was invited to be a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40.


In his free time Mr. Peragine enjoys playing ice hockey. He played collegiate hockey as a goaltender and continues to play on local men’s teams. Music is also a big part of his life. He has played guitar for several years and enjoys going to Dave Matthews Concerts during the summer with his family and friends.  Mr. Peragine grew up in Blue Point, NY and resides with his wife and son in Suffolk County.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut

Honors & Professional Organizations

  • 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2015 National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40
  • 2015 Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars
  • 2014 Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars
  • 2012 Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2011 Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2010 Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • State University of New York at Cortland
  • University of Massachusetts School of Law, Ranked 5th in Class


I have received all the documents as well as the check from Cellino and Barnes. I would like to thank the both of you for helping me out throughout this process especially you Mr. Peragine. Thank you for all the hard work that you were able to put into this case. I will be sure to recommend anybody who is looking for a lawyer. Thank you again to the both of you. Have a great day!


I am writing this letter to say how much I appreciate your services pertaining to my case. Your injury attorney took a hands-on approach and left me fully informed at all times as to where my case was going as well as how much ground we had to cover; leaving the final decisions in my hands but making sure that I knew all of the risks involved in the choices.

I have dealt with a few law firms in my life on various different cases and this is the first time that I never had to call and/or track down my lawyer… because of this, I have and will continue to recommend Cellino and Barnes to my friends and associates.


Client Thanks

I would like to thank your firm for representing our family on behalf of my late husband. This whole process was, at times, difficult for us and sometimes painful. But, we were always in good hands as Brian and Maria are two of the hardest working and sincerest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They did a tremendous job.

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