A lecherous divorce lawyer prolonged an emotionally bereft client’s case to seduce her, court papers charge.
Amorous attorney Peter Cedeno preyed on the woman when her eight-year marriage collapsed, bedding the Manhattan mom after a boozy lunchtime rendezvous and two months of wooing, according to a startling lawsuit.
Her “inquiry into [Cedeno’s] sexual history is an obvious and reasonable means to discover evidence of similar acts,” Pacelli says in court papers.
Pacelli believes that Cedeno had previously “used his role as an attorney to pursue sexual relationships” including one with another client’s wife between 2010 and 2012.
Peter L. Cedeno, a predatory New York City divorce attorney, may be disbarred for several sexual assault, coercion and misconduct allegations regarding his younger female clients. The accusations against the married 50-year-old divorce lawyer, of Ramsey NJ, have piled up since the 2016 filing of a bombshell lawsuit by former client Atesa Pacelli, a Battery Park City mom who was going through a highly contentious divorce. Now Cedeno could be facing a career-ending flood of people speaking out to describe his deceptive behavior as their fiduciary.
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Mr. Cedeno has been practicing law since 1994. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, where he learned that dedication and hardwork is the key to success both in and out of court. For the past 15 years, Mr. Cedeno has devoted his private practice to divorce and family law. He is an active member in the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Section, and is on its Executive Committee. Mr. Cedeno understands that each divorce case is the most important moment of his client’s lives, and does his best to provide exceptional mediation and representation. Call Mr. Cedeno for help with your divorce case!
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“He is assertive with his adversaries in reaching a fair and equitable outcome avoiding having to go through litigation whenever possible. Mr. Cedeno’s services are fairly priced and his experience and knowledge combined with his total familiarity of the court system is instrumental in achieving a successful outcome.”
“I really appreciate the work he did for me. Peter is an outstanding attorney to have by your side specially in times of crisis and uncertainty I would recommend him to family, friends and colleagues.”
“Peter Cedeno and his staff worked very hard on my behalf and honestly billed me for the time it took to do the work. My experience with Peter and his firm is that they are honest, hardworking, and truly fight for their clients. I recommend her to anyone who is going through a divorce, child support or custody matter.”