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Peter M. Hobaica, LLC

2045 Genesee St.

Utica, NY 13501







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Utica location:

2045 Genesee St.

Utica, NY 13501


Cooperstown location:

29 Pioneer Street,

Suite 304,

Cooperstown, NY 13326

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Peter M. Hobaica Esq.

Peter M. Hobaica, the founder of the law firm, has been practicing law since 1985. Peter was born and raised in Utica, graduating from Thomas R. Proctor High School, Utica College, Magna Cum Laude, and Syracuse University College of Law.


Peter is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a plaintiff’s attorney, specializing in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Estates & Trusts, Criminal Law and Real Estate. In addition to his law practice, Peter is an Ordained Deacon serving the Parish of St. Louis Gonzaga, in Utica, New York Eparchy (Diocese) of St. Maron of Brooklyn, New York.

Peter W. Hobaica Esq.

Peter W. was raised in Utica, New York, graduating from Utica Senior Academy High School in 1993, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York in 1997, and Syracuse University College of Law 2003.


Peter W. is primarily a plaintiff's attorney, specializing in Civil Litigation, Serious Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death and Bankruptcy (Debtor Chapter 7 & 13).


Peter W. also specializes in the areas of Decedents Estates, Real Estate, Vehicle & Traffic and Criminal Defense.

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B. Brooks Benson Esq.

Mr. Benson has been an attorney in the Utica area for over 25 years. His areas of practice include Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Veterans' Disability.  Attorney Benson graduated Brown University (A.B., with honors 1979); Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1983); Case Weastern Reserve University School of Law (J.D., 1986)


Attorney Brooks Benson is in much demand by clients in need of assistance with Social Security Disability and Worker's Compensation cases. His rate of success is well-known in our area and receives referrals from other attorneys quite frequently to handle difficult matters.

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Patricia "PJ" Jackson, Legal Assistant

Maureen has over 25 years experience focusing primarily on litigation of personal injury and medical malpractice matters. She manages the case from beginning to end, including intake, evaluation and management, locating and retaining appropriate medical and technical experts, preparation of claims and complaints, discovery responses and demands, motions and appeals, appellate briefs, trial preparation and support.

Barb has been with the Hobaica Law Firm since January 2011 with more than 30 years experience in the legal field. She works closely with our clients preparing Wills, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, establishing Trusts and many other aspects of Elder Law,  and Corporate law."

PJ "Peej" Jackson has worked for law firms that specialize in medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury matters since 1990. She provides support services to the lawyers and paralegals throughout all phases of file progression. PJ shares her sentiments: "Working at the Hobaica Law firm has been like working with family. We care about helping our clients, we take pride in the work we do, and we care about each other. We are proud that we work for one of the best trial attorneys in the State."

Jo has worked in the law office for over 30 years.  She is the main contact for initiating Bankruptcy proceedings and assists the attorneys through post-filing.   Jo confides, "I enjoy working with individuals and helping them get a fresh start after an event or series of events has left them in dire straits financially.  I am a people person".  She is very compassionate and understanding when discussing the intimate details of filing Bankruptcy. Call Jo today for a free consultation.

Kelly Tuttle,


Kelly Tuttle joined the Hobaica Law Firm in January 2015. She has become a great asset to our office and our clients find her pleasant and easy to work with. Kelly works mainly with our Real Estate and Estate Planning clients, but also supports the Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice areas as well. She is focused and attentive to detail to help ensure your closing goes smoothly and timely.  If you need help with Deed Transfers or updating your Will and other important personal documents, Kelly is glad to help.

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Kathy Visalli,


Kathy Visalli is the “voice with a smile” when you call our office. She is one of our newest employees and has quickly proven to be very proficient in managing our phones while supporting both clients and staff alike. She is instrumental in keeping our busy office organized and on track. We really appreciate her positive attitude.