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Practice areas:

Social Security, Corporate & Incorporation, Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Military Law

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Social Security: 75%
    19 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 7%
    22 years
  3. Military Law: 6%
    2 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 6%
    28 years
  5. Civil Rights: 6%
    28 years



Contingent (25%)

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

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    I met Peter while I was a student at Patino School of Law. Peter was my professor in a practice class that focused on assisting low-income clients in need of legal assistance. I was impressed at how Peter made clients feel instantly comfortable by displaying genuine concern while at the same time honing in on their legal issues. I am lucky to have had such a good role model. I will forever be grateful to Peter for his guidance and support. He is genuine, accessible and extremely knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer.


    Sally Gonzales Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Ryan Phillip Friedman

    Peter possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience. I've consulted with him on numerous matters, and have always been impressed with his ability to quickly analyze a problem and offer workable, practical solutions.


    Ryan Friedman Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

410 Twelfth Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814-1404




Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline with actual suspension
    issued in CA, 1994


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Volunteer of the MonthVoluntary Legal Services Program2000
President's Pro Bono Sevice AwardState Bar of California1999
Wiley Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesCalifornia State Bar Association1997
D.D. Mattocks Achievement AwardNAACP1995
Certificate of Recognition as Temporary JudgeAmador County Justice Court1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberYolo County Local Mental Health Board2005 - 2008
MemberYolo County Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee2003 - 2005
Law ProfessorUniversity of Northern California, Lorenzo Patino School of Law2001 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Amador County Bar AssociationPast President1989 - 1990
Amador County Bar AssociationPast Vice President1988 - 1989

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. Wharton (1992) 5 Cal.App.4th 72 [6 Cal.Rptr.2d 673]Sentence modified

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge SOL Univ of the PacificN/AlawN/A
Univ of ArizonaN/AundergraduateN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NAMI- Yolo CountySocial Security Disability/ SSI Claims2010