Peter Pierce

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Board Member

Peter Pierce represents individuals, businesses, non-profit corporations, and public agencies in appellate courts and trial courts throughout California.  He is one of only 135 attorneys admitted to the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and one of fewer than 300 attorneys certified as a specialist in appellate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  Peter has been selected by his peers in California ten times as a Super Lawyer in appellate law.  Most recently, Peter was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Peter has briefed and argued more than 150 appeals and writs. He represents a diverse group of clients on appeal, including non-profit and for-profit corporations, businesses, entertainment industry talent, medical professionals, real estate investors, local elected officials, and numerous cities in California on a wide range of issues affecting local governments. Peter demystifies the appeals process.  A creative advocate, he analyzes a case from every angle to help litigators position the case most effectively for appeal. 

Before attending law school, Peter was a radio and television news reporter and copy writer.  Immediately following law school, Peter served one year as a law clerk to a federal judge of the United States District Court in New Orleans. Peter completed two Ironman 70.3 triathlons in 2015 and 2017.  Peter has also cycled 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles four times since 2012, raising a total of $70,000 for the Los Angeles LGBT Center.