Judge Profile

David E. Peebles

Judicial Experience:

  • United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. Northern District, New York, Appointed, 2000

Other Professional Experience:

  • Chair of the firm’s Labor and Intellectual Property Departments, member Executive and Practice Management Committees, Hancock & Estabrook, LLP , 1978 to 2000
  • Partner, Hancock & Estabrook, LLP
  • Assistant District Attorney, Onondaga County
  • Law clerk, United States District Judge Howard G. Munson in the Northern District of New York

Biographical Data:

  • Judge Peebles earned a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1972 and a J.D. degree from Syracuse University in 1975, both with Honors. He is also an accomplished musician, having performed on trumpet with the Atlanta Symphony and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.


  • J.D., Syracuse University, 1975
  • Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1972

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Director, Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Board member, several charitable and community organizations. Additionally, he has been a lecturer, and has authored articles, for several programs of the New York State and Onondaga County Bar Associations.
  • Lecturer, author, New York State and Onondaga County Bar Associations