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Peter Marc Schaeffer

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Employment & Labor, Sexual Harassment

About Me

I was born in Brooklyn New York but moved to a small town on Long Island about 30 minutes from Manhattan, called Rockville Centre. I began my college career at New York Institute of Technology majoring in Banking and Finance. I transfered to Columbia University and majored in Pharmacy Science and later moved to California and obtained my Doctorate at USC School of Pharmacy.


 


After graduation from USC I obtained a real estate salesman license and eventually my broker's license which I used to open a real estate office and joint ventured with builders and became a small developer.


 


I took classes at the Gemological Institute of America and became proficent in determining the value of diamonds and other precious stones. There was a period of time in the early 80's when interest rates went through the roof and buyers could not qualify for mortgages due to the high interest rates, therefore bartering and negotiating skills became essential and many people wanted to use precious gems in lieu of cash or other equity to make tax free exchanges and other real estate deals.


 


I graduated from law school with a BS in Law in 1983, and a Juris Doctorate (JD) in 1985.  At that time I was heavily involved in the Automobilie Sales industry and owned 2 dealerships.  My legal skills were honed in the business and employment law areas of practice due to the nature of the businesses I was operating.


 


After becoming a member of the Bar I started my own practice as a Solo and focused mainly on Employment Law and Personal Injury representing plaintiffs and Injured workers ONLY.


 


As the years went by Workers Compensation law became my passion as it nearly consumed my entire practice and compelled me to become very knowledgeable in this area.


 


I have 2 wonderful children whom I am extremely proud of.  My Daughter Stefani Lynn Schaeffer graduated from Southwestern Law School and appeared  on the famous T.V. reality show the Apprentice hosted by Donald Trump, which she won and became Mr. Trump's Apprentice.  


 


My son Michael has a passion for the Music and entertainment industry and became a sound engineer working for the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada.  He on the road now constantly as tour manager for a famous recording artist.


 


My leisure time activites include Snow Skiing, Golf, Tennis, and Bicycle riding.  Living in Southern California is the greatest place on earth for the great weather and diversity of opportunity to enjoy all the sports you want ...all year long.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Workers Compensation: 85%
    19 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 10%
    18 years, 100 cases
  3. Sexual Harassment: 5%
    16 years, 50 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

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    After working with Mr. Schaeffer as opposing counsel for several years I have developed respect for his knowledge of the field, his work ethic and integrity of the cases his accepts to represent.

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    Kathaleen Miller Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. he's an excellent attorney and gentleman. i know whenever dealing with peter, his word is as good as a written contract. he is knowledgeable, courteous, honorable and an excellent lawyer. i would not hesitate to refer clients to him.

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    L. Vermes Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer Esq.

167 Masters Avenue
Suite A
Riverside, CA, 92507

Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer

245 E. Redlands Blvd.
Ste O
San Bernardino, CA, 92408

Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer

777 Tahquitz Canyon Dr.
Suite 200
Palm Springs, CA, 92262

Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer

43537 Ridgepark Drive
Suite 100
Temecula, CA, 92590

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199605/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyer 2013Palm Springs Life Magazine2013
Workers Compensation SpecialistUniversity of California Riverside2007
CertificateTrial Lawers College - Gerry Spence2005
Specialization in Workers CompensationUniversity of California Riverside2003
Training for Temporary JudgesPalm Springs Superior Court2001
Trial AdvocacyHastings College of Law1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer1996 - Present
OwnerSchaeffer Motors1982 - 1995
Broker - OwnerERA- The Schaeffer Company1980 - 1983
Pharmacist OwnerThe Towne Pharmacy1975 - 1982

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Applicants' Attorneys AssociationMember2004 - 2009
Desert Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2004
Federal Bar Association (California chapter)Member1997 - 2004
State Bar of CaliforniaOfficer1996 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationOfficer1996 - Present
Riverside Board of RealtorsOfficer1978 - 1983
Burbank Board of RealtorsMember1971 - 1975
California Pharmacy AssociationMember1970 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Chavez v. Interstate BrandsNearly $1,000,000 settlement
Sethi v. Singh ChevroletPlaintiff award for injured worker 1/2 million

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Your Workers Comp ClaimThree Ways to Settle Your Workers Compensation Claim2006
Employment and EarningsWhat is At Will Employment?1997

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Citrus Belt Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of Southern CaliforniaPharmacyPhD - Doctorate1970
Columbia UniversityPharmaceutical ScienceUnknown1968

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Riverside Board of Realtors1031 Tax Free Exchanges in a Recession1983