Peter J. Sarda (1945-2018)
Peter J. Sarda
Peter’s legal career began as a clerk to Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Following his clerkship, Peter focused his practice on debtor and creditor rights, financial services, civil litigation, residential and commercial real estate law, and vaccine injury law. Peter also dedicated a significant part of his practice to representing United States veterans and soldiers in need of legal assistance. The highlight of Peter’s legal career came when he argued and won a case on behalf of a veteran seeking medical benefits before the United States Supreme Court in 2004. Peter was an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University and Duke University and taught courses in business law, wills and estates, and aviation. Additionally, Peter lectured on civil procedure and ethics in various continuing legal education programs. During his career, Peter achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing him among his peers as “preeminent” in his fields of law.
Peter was active in professional and community associations, serving as a member of the Wake County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, American Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar Alumni Committee, and Air Force Academy Society of North Carolina. Peter also volunteered his time to the North Carolina Land Loss Prevention Project and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Raleigh.