Attorney, Peter W. Antonowicz, Esq., went into the legal profession to help disadvantaged and disabled people who could not afford an attorney, and represented his first Social Security Disability applicant in 1982. He studied the rights of the disabled while in Law School and in clinical practice. He pursued these issues after he finished Law School in 1983, and throughout his legal career of over 30 years.
He spent his formative years as a Legal Aid Society attorney, after which he worked as a civil rights attorney protecting the rights of psychiatric patients and developmentally disabled residents in central and western New York. He has been active in disability rights organizations throughout his career, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of a parental advocacy group for the rights of disabled children. In 1992, attorney Peter W. Antonowicz opened his own law firm in Rome, New York, to devote all of his professional time to pursuing the legal rights disabled children and adults.