Christopher P. McGuire, Esq. is a senior partner with McGuire, Peláez & Bennett PC in Central Islip. He has been a practicing attorney for 26 years. He also served as a judge for 12 years and a prosecutor for four years.
While obtaining his Bachelor’s degree with honors, he attended the Beijing Teacher’s College at the University of Beijing in China. He studied the Chinese language, culture and history, and taught English to the college professors there.
Mr. McGuire also served as an aide to U.S. Secretary of State George Schultz at the Reagan-Gorbachev Summit in 1986, and later represented the U.S. in 2010, when he served as a diplomat for the East/West Trade Conference in Xian, China. Mr. McGuire served for several years as a Congressional aide and political consultant to then-U.S. Congressman Thomas Downey.
As a judge, Mr. McGuire taught other judges and attorneys important legal issues at educational seminars and wrote articles for the Suffolk Law Journal. He also serves as a volunteer firefighter for the Kismet Fire Department and is a member and contributor to numerous local, national, and worldwide charitable organizations.
In addition, Mr. McGuire is the co-founder of HALO (Health and Learning for Orphans) Missions, which provides hands-on medical care and educational assistance to orphans in developing countries.
Mr. McGuire was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1995. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and all New York Courts.
He is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law.