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Craig M. Peters is a trial attorney and the team leader of the Peters Trial Team at The Veen Firm, P.C. in San Francisco.  His team litigates complex cases involving wrongful death as well as those with catastrophic life- or career-changing injuries.  Mr. Peters handles a wide range of types of negligence cases, including products liability.  Mr. Peters is often asked to associate in on cases at the time of trial that range from legal malpractice to family law, and from intellectual property to medical malpractice.  Mr. Peters is a member of ABOTA, the American College of Trial Lawyers,  and is a two-time finalist for the SFTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year for the trial results he obtained for his clients in Will v. Caterpillar (Monterey County), Duncan v. Velasquez (Solano County) and Martinez v. Herndon Partners (Fresno County).



Mr. Peters is listed as a Super Lawyer and frequently teaches courses in Evidence, Trial Practice, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law.  Prior to joining The Veen Firm, Mr. Peters was a trial attorney representing victims of asbestos exposure throughout the State of California.  He was also a criminal defense attorney for 13 years and went to trial on a full range of cases from misdemeanors to felonies.  For the last three years of his criminal defense work, Mr. Peters was the Director of Training for the Office of the Public Defender in San Francisco.  Currently, Mr. Peters is an active member of American Board of Trial Advocates, American College of Trial Lawyers, American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and the Bar Association of San Francisco.


Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 10%
    1 year
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
    1 year
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%
    1 year
  4. Brain Injury: 10%
    1 year
  5. Other: 30%
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Contact Info

The Veen Firm

711 Van Ness Ave Ste 220
San Francisco, CA, 94102


WIGood Standing201103/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Trial Lawyer of the Year - FinalistSFTLA2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Trial Lawyer of the Year - FinalistSFTLA2013
AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards and AbilityMartindale-HubbellN/A
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAssociate and Senior Life Fellow2013 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoN/A2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2009 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard Member2009 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersFellowN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U of San Francisco SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Univ of California San DiegoPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
SFTLATrial Talk With The Experts2015
SFTLASTill Howelling After All This Time2015
CAOIE Palm Springs SeminarTips for Litigating Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases in State Court2015
Bar Association of San FranciscoEffective Opening Statements: Civil and Criminal Litigation2015
SFTLANovel Approaches to Presenting Damages, Post-Howell and - Corenbaum2014
SFTLAOpenings & Closings by the Masters in Trial2014
New Lawyers Division Ski and CLEFull Value for Household Services2014
Hawaii Travel SeminarTrial When it Hurts - The Value of Going to Trial, Even on Difficult Cases2014
SFTLADamages in a Post-Howell World2013
SFTLACase Review & Medical Care Funding Under Howell & Katiuzhinsky2013
Hawaii Travel SeminarDamages: Getting Full Value2013