There are two words that best sum up my mission as a lawyer: "Untiring Zeal." I... more
There are two words that best sum up my mission as a lawyer: "Untiring Zeal." I specialize in civil trials and litigation in five broad practice areas: intellectual property; contracts licensing; business torts; antitrust/trade regulation; and corporate-related lawsuits. I handle matters in the software/hardware, entertainment, and consumer products industries. Technology developers... view profile
My name is Christien F. Petersen and I am a criminal defense attorney. I grew up in... more
My name is Christien F. Petersen and I am a criminal defense attorney. I grew up in Solvang, California a small Danish town known for its wine, pastry and unique cultural heritage. I was fortunate to grow up there because it gave me a strong appreciation of what a strong work ethic and strong family values can bring a person professionally and personally. I’ve come to appreciate more and mor... view profile
Fraud occurs when a dishonest person cheats to gain advantage over a person or company. A lawyer who specializes in fraud detection has the experience to recognize fraudulent schemes and to protect you against them. Fraud comes in many shapes and sizes: If someone uses your credit card without your knowledge or consent, that is credit card fraud. If someone sells you stock by misrepresenting its value, that is investment fraud. Insurance companies suffer fraud when people turn in false claims, and the government may report tax fraud when someone files a false tax return. If you think you've been the target of fraud—or if you've been accused of committing fraud—a fraud lawyer can help you.