Robert S. Peck, founder and president of the Center for Constitutional Litigation, is among the most sought-after appellate litigators within the plaintiffs’ bar. He is credited with having developed groundbreaking constitutional challenges to laws impeding access to courts, as well as successful arguments in complex appeals. He regularly appears before the U.S. Supreme Court and state supreme courts, litigating cases on the merits as well as at the petition stage. Bob’s diverse practice includes state and federal constitutional law, complex civil litigation, federal preemption, punitive damages, products liability, mass torts, consumer protection, Section 1983, and ERISA and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement. He has previously litigated election law and First Amendment issues.
Bob has taught advanced constitutional law at The George Washington University Law School and American University Washington College of Law as a member of the adjunct faculty. He is chair of the Board of Overseers of the RAND Corporation’s Institute for Civil Justice; secretary and a member of the executive committee of the Board of Directors of Justice at Stake; and a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. Bob is a past president of the U.S. Supreme Court Fellows Alumni Association and the Freedom to Read Foundation, a past national chair of Lawyers for Libraries, and a past board member of the National Center for State Courts and co-chair of its Lawyers Committee.
Among his honors, he has received the American Association for Justice’s David S. Shrager Award (2014), the New Jersey Association for Justice’s Gold Medal for Distinguished Service, the Trial Lawyers of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.’s Champion of Justice Award (2008); the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers’ S. Victor Tipton Award (2002), the American Bar Association’s Pursuit of Justice Award (2001), and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice’s Public Justice Achievement Award (2001).
Founded in the late 1940s and incorporated in 1976, the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. NJAJ is a statewide association of over 2,700 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates not yet admitted to the bar. NJAJ is dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s families by working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care.