Andy Peterson, a partner in the law firm of Jackson Lewis PC, grew up in the basketball hotbed of Astoria (Queens) New York. In schoolyards and leagues throughout NYC, he played against greats such as Mike Dunleavy (Sr!), Oliver Mack (L.A. Lakers), Ray Martin (Notre Dame), Andy Boninti (Virginia), Roy Beekman (Niagara), and others.
Andy began his college career playing basketball at what is now the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, in a league (NAIA) that featured future pros M.L. Carr and Lloyd (later "World B") Free. Always remaining close to the game, Andy co-founded the Tri-County Basketball League, of which he remains a Board Member.
Andy has made his presence felt in the New Rochelle basketball community, coaching for years at the Remington Unit of the New Rochelle Boys & Girls Club, until he was asked to join the Staff of New Rochelle High School's boys basketball team in 2010. He was awarded the "Huguenot Citizen Of The Year" by the NRHS Athletic Department for 2011-12, and the 2013 Beatrice "Bea" Kleinman Commissioner's Award by the New Rochelle Youth Bureau.
Andy is another example of how education changes lives. After transferring from Pembroke, he attended Cornell University, where he received his Bachelors degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. He received his law (JD) degree from St. John’s University School of Law, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Labor Law from New York University School of Law.