Peter C. Lim

Counsel

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4133

(215) 665-2013

Peter has served as both a sexual assault and child abuse prosecutor at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and a Deputy Sexual Violence Investigative Officer at the University of Pennsylvania. He has substantial experience investigating allegations of sexual assault, harassment, stalking, relationship violence, and other forms of prohibited conduct and has a comprehensive understanding of Title IX, the Clery Act, and other laws that apply in the higher education context. Peter routinely delivers trainings on Title IX-related federal compliance, and regularly assists colleges and universities in conducting hearings as either a decision-maker or legal adviser. 

Peter is trained in restorative justice and has facilitated the informal resolution of a wide variety of sexual misconduct matters. Peter has also worked closely with schools, students, and campus resource offices to ensure that a comprehensive and supportive set of interim measures and/or accommodations are put in place prior to (and during) the disciplinary process. Peter also helped develop Penn’s eight-part educational program for students who violated its sexual misconduct policy and helped establish similar programs at other institutions.

During his nine years as a prosecutor in the Homicide & Family Violence and Sexual Assault Units at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Peter gained extensive jury trial experience while prosecuting cases involving sexual violence, dating violence, and homicide. As a senior sex-crimes litigator, he handled difficult cases relating to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Peter also trained other prosecutors how to analyze medical and forensic evidence as well as how best to respond to alcohol-facilitated sexual assault, and examine the toxicology of alcohol. In addition, Peter taught appropriate interviewing techniques to forensic interviewers dealing with juvenile sexual assault complainants at the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance and trained social workers at the Department of Human Services how to properly respond to allegations of child sexual assault and issues related to teenage recantation.

In 2013, Peter received the prestigious Lynne Abraham Prosecutor Award for Exemplary Services and Support to Victims and Witnesses of Crime. He is co-chair of the firm’s Asian Attorney Resource Group and a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Peter received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego and earned his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

News

Cozen O’Connor’s Institutional Response Group Continues to Expand with the Addition of Helen Park, Peter C. Lim, and Adam M. Shapiro

May 30, 2019

Each brings to the firm a strong background conducting sensitive, often highly charged investigations involving child abuse, sexual and gender-based harassment, interpersonal violence, elder abuse, discrimination and harassment, and other forms of serious misconduct.

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Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of California San Diego, B.A.

Awards & Honors

Lynne Abraham Prosecutor Award for Exemplary Service and Support to Victims and Witnesses of Crime, 2013

 

  • Pennsylvania