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Peter Charles Blair

Domestic violence Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   158 reviews

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    Domestic Violence, White Collar Crimes, Drug Crimes, Search and Seizure, Theft, Vandalism, Federal Crimes, Fraud, Serious and Violent Felonies, DUI

  2. Domestic violence
    20%

  3. Federal crime
    20%

  4. Sex crime
    20%

  5. DUI and DWI
    5%

  6. Expungement
    5%

  7. Violent crime
    5%

  8. White collar crime
    5%

At Blair Defense, we understand the accusations against you are not a representation of who you are. The vast majority of our clients never imagined they would need the assistance of a criminal defense attorney. They have children, families, successful careers, scholastic achievements, and other aspirations. We take all of this into account to ensure your pending charges have little to no effect on these most important factors in your life. Our primary goal is to fight aggressively on your behalf to ensure you move beyond your case towards a successful future and a clean record. No matter your circumstances or the nature of the accusations made against you, we will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve. We believe in ensuring you are fully informed and involved in the developments in your case, so that together we are invested in obtaining the absolute best resolution possible.

Mr. Blair continues to receive the highest honors in the areas of legal ability, experience, industry recognition, and professional conduct. Mr. Blair is the leading 10.0 AVVO-rated lawyer, receiving top marks from clients and attorneys, has been named a Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers, as well as a Top Lawyer in California by the Legal Network, noting his commitment to ethical standards and professional excellence.

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Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/15/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Peter

Law Office of Peter Blair
225 Broadway
Suite 1740
San Diego, CA, 92101

Reviews

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Posted by Cynthia | October 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my family's lives
My husband was facing very serious charges, and a third striker. Blair supported me and all the questions and stress of thinking I was going to loose my husband but he also was there for my husband every step of the way. If you need that second chance at life Blair is the only way you will get that. The charges were charges that would put you away for life and I will be with my husband in 3 years. Thank you for never giving up on our family and getting us the win!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2022
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Great Investment, Highly Recommend
Peter Blair represented me in a domestic case. He was prompt, professional, very knowledgeable, thorough, and an overall great investment throughout this situation. He helped get charges dropped and my confiscated assets returned. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great choice
You won’t go wrong with Peter Blair! He is communicative with a quick turnaround response; it’s comforting to know that he has your best interest at heart. He is professional and resourceful with his team is assisting a fluid process, and is knowledgeable about the roadblocks ahead regarding laws, DAs, etc. His style is one of confidence and it probably makes an impression in court. I highly recommend Peter Blair to help you!
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Posted by Donia | August 10, 2022
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So grateful
If anyone is looking for an amazing, truthful, smart, loyal, and strong lawyer, Peter blair is the one. My father lives in canada. When he went to plattspurgh he was taken to custody because he had a warrant in california since 1996 that he never knew about. Peter made sure that the extradition process goes well. After 30 days, my father got extradited to California and as soon he got there Peter was ready to attack. My father had a bail of 150,000$ i didnt know what to do. Peter did. Just wow. He got my father released without bail even tho he is a flight risk. That was a miracle and Peter should be more than amazing at his job to get there. My father is coming back to canada, and Peter will still help us from far away to see what he can do with the case. I appreciate what you did for me and my family thank you so much from the bottom of heart.
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Posted by Jose | August 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best case scenario
Blair defense was the smartest thing I did while dealing with my case! Super attentive and communicative. It made me feel calm and secure during a very stressful situation. Peter and his defense team handled my case quick and easy while getting me the result I wanted . 10 out of 10, I would recommend to anyone seeking the best, professional help.
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Posted by Lucky | July 26, 2022
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The Best!
After going to jail, i was bombarded with salesmen who are also lawyers sending junk mail. The same old pitch with a menu of what they can do. I didnt want my fate in the hands of a salesman. So I chose the real deal. Peter Blair is the best at being a true attorney. He looked into my case and fought for me. He was the detective who loves doing his best. It shows. My results were miraculous. People are blown away by my results then hire him and they have the same great results.
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Posted by David | July 26, 2022
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Great Lawyer (Joe Seipel)
I was in an ugly family legal battle that resulted and the opposing party filing a petition on me for contempt in court. With just a few days of notice before the hearing, I found Joe Seipel..This man did not waste a minute. He got to work right away, provided sound advice, and constantly kept me informed …he was very personable. His dedication to my case was outstanding…We ended up winning the case and even after the case was over, he continued to provide me with assistance…Joe Seipel is a must when searching for a criminal lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2022
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An excellent attorney
Attorney Blair is an excellent lawyer with an immense knowledge of law. He is down to earth, pulls no punches and a great counselor. He got all charges against me dropped in a DV case. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer I could’ve asked for
I was being accused of child molestation by my own family. After constantly being stalked and harassed by police I decided to give Peter a call and it was one of the best decisions of my life. This was one of the hardest things to go through but Peter was very understanding and knowledgeable about the legal process in this case. This is a lawyer with experience who won’t sugar coat anything and tell you how exactly how it is. Not only that but his assistant was also outstanding, she is on top of everything and really helped me build my defense. After months of waiting and having Peter talk with the DA I am happy to say my case was rejected. Couldn’t have done this without him and his assistant. If you’re ever in a tough situation like my own I’d highly recommend you reach out to him
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Peter is amazing
Peter was always available and communicated throughout the process. He fought for me and did an amazing job. I would recommend Peter to you.
Posted by Eric | May 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
My “go to” guy!
Peter Blair is my go to guy when I need ANY legal representation. He has been an incredible attorney on more than one occasion to myself as well as to people I’ve referred to him. His prompt attention sets him apart from any other legal representation I’ve ever had. In addition to that, he has been beyond helpful and provided referrals to equally as talented attorneys when myself or family needed a lawyer who’s expertise was in another area of law that Peter thought would better fit our needs. He is responsive, knowledgeable and ready EVERY time I have needed him. I highly recommend Peter Blair if/when you have legal issues, he’s the guy who will help you sleep well at night until it’s over. Thanks so much, Peter, for all your help all these years.
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Posted by Alexandra | May 5, 2022
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Great attorney!
If you are reading this, you have found the right attorney! I was in the most distressed time of my life. I did not know where to start. My brother hired one of the best criminal attorneys in Memphis,TN. I called him and explained my situation and I asked if he knew or had colleagues in San Diego,CA. He said, no but I would advise you go on the Avvo website to start. Also, he said; you do not want a lawyer that has been doing this too long or right out of law school. I thanked him and he said good luck! I then, went to the Avvo website and after scrolling through. I read Peter Blaire’s background, yrs of experience, and the statement “ Our primary goal is to fight aggressively on your behalf to ensure you move beyond your case towards a successful future and a clean record” grabbed my attention. I knew the uphill battle I was facing. I called Peter Blaire immediately and gave a summary of my situation. Peter Blaire spoke with confidence, directness, and assertiveness. No sugar coating. I knew I found the right man for the job and he is not what I call “ a glory getter”! I expressed to Mr. Blaire from the beginning; I have integrity and will be transparent with my situation. After almost 1.5yrs with patience and resilience my false allegations of a misdemeanor and felony charges were dismissed! I took 2 DV classes and parenting. These classes are effective for victims and offenders. I also had to have someone monitor me with my son for 6 months on the family side to prove the truth! I could breathe again. Peter Blaire’s commitment and demeanor helped remind myself I was fighting for myself and 4yr old son. It fueled my determination and motivation to prove the truth of false allegations. Furthermore, I had to hire a family attorney. Despite what I have endured and continue in this process. Always trust your gut! A long story short. I was young and naive when I married a charismatic high ranking naval man who is mentally/ emotionally abusive, most likely a covert narcissist who claimed to be a victim and portrayed me as the offender. I was trapped in a situation across the US away from my family. My case was not clear cut and was unique. I hope this review helps someone in a similar situation. Peter Blaire is your wingman, his job is to defend and protect by having your back! Don’t give up! David Goggins once said; “Living a life avoiding failure does only one thing for you: it never gives you the opportunity to see what you truly are capable of”.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2022
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Gets the job done!
Blair and his defense team were great in representing me in my case. I'm extremely pleased with the deferment they were able to get the judge to grant me. I was stressed about my case from the beginning. However after speaking with Mr. Blair my stress was lifted because of his confidence and his explanation of my case.
Posted by Jacob | May 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Felony dismissal
In 2018 Mr. Blair Essentially saved for one My life and and two my career. I was charged with 2 Felonies and 1 misdemeanor for domestic violence. I was in an absolute limbo. When I Hired Mr. Peter Blair he immediately put my mind at ease. Knowing I am an active service member Mr. Peter Blair knew the Outcome of my Career if these Charges were to follow through if I was to get convicted. He worked real hard with his team and prosecutors to get my charges dropped. He ultimately succeeded!!! All my charges got dismissed. I put my career and my life in Mr. Blair’s hands, he was with me every step of of the way and I could not have made a better choice to hire him. Trust in him like I did. Not only did we get the case dismissed but we further fought to get the arrest record completely wiped and succeeded.
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Posted by Stuart | April 23, 2022
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You Need Him
In a bind on a couple of occasions , in both instances I was free and clear. This man made it happen, recommended every single 10 out of 10. Forever thankfulness to you Sir.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2022
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Traffic offense
Peter helped my son after a DUI he was a godsend we were out of state. He handles everything. My son was scared and alone and he helped ease our fears. He got us a really good outcome! He invested his entire team cares. That is what makes him different. He shared cell number and checked on us every few weeks through the process.
Posted by Melissa | April 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Beyond professional, personable, prompt to respond!
I worked with Peter on a situation for a family member, he picked up his phone the first call, and immediately began to ask questions and listen, we retained his services which ultimately we found out we’re not needed. Mr. Blair was incredible all the way through! I would highly highly recommend his law firm and Mr. Peter Blair himself to anyone needing an attorney in this zone!
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Posted by Laura | March 9, 2022
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Very Happy with my outcome of first DUI
Being this was my first time to the criminal court system I was very worried about what I should do, I’m glad I invested In Peter Blair he is very kind hearted and well worth every penny. His associates were amazing and helpful every step of the way . If you need someone on your side Peter Blair is the man to call you will be in good hands I promise you won’t regret it
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Posted by Tevin | March 1, 2022
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Best Lawyer Ever
Very helpful! I spoke to Joe Seipel, one of Peter Blair's attorneys regarding my case. He was very clear-cut, straight to the point with all the information I needed. The communication was fantastic, they would reply to my calls and texts usually the same day. Very professional, I would recommend their services to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Hello everyone, Peter Blaire is an amazing attorney. He understood the stress that was weighing me down and did everything possible to make sure I get results that I am happy with. Having him as my attorney, eased my stress during this difficult time of my life. Even after my case was over, he is still there for me today making sure my life goes in a positive direction. His hard work and dedication behind the scenes is superb. I guarantee you relying on him was the best decision I’ve made about a year ago. Mr. Blaire is reliable, honest, and caring I recommend him to you, if you are going through a tough time in life and want a experienced attorney who truly cares about his clients.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Blair Defense
  • 2013 - Present
  • Judge
  • USD Moot Court
  • 2012 - Present
  • Judge
  • Moot Court Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, A.P.C.
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Marc S. Kohnen, A.P.L.C.
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Jamie Pruitt Law
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Client Relations
  • Prossin Sports Management, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate Member
  • ImanusT Crisis Reversal
  • 2006 - 2009
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Felony Strike, Assault and Battery with Great Bodily Injury
  • Misdemeanor, No Jail, Fines Waived
  • Theft
  • Dismissed
  • DUI, Hit and Run, Cocaine, Prescription Meds
  • Simple DUI, No Public Works, Drug Charges Dismissed
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Associations

  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Criminal Law Society
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Superb
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice-San Diego
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Research Certification
  • Westlaw
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Criminology
  • Social Media & Criminal Defense
  • 2012
  • Jamiepruittlaw.com
  • Incorporating Your Band
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Youth and the Law
  • DUI and it's devastating effects
  • 2011
  • Career Day Committee
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2010
  • Career Opportunities: Legal
  • San Diego Criminal Defense
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (33)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pete is a skilled, professional, intelligent, aggressive criminal defense attorney. He provides excellent communication and representation to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Pete for about a year, and he has proven himself time and time again to be an outstanding attorney. I have observed him handle complex and difficult cases and make it look easy. He is an aggressive and creative advocate for his clients, and the results he gets his clients are a true testament to his mettle in court. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As an advocate few compare to Peter Blair. He is intelligent, thorough and most of all aggressive when it is needed in the defense of his clients. He is definitely in the upper echelon of attorneys in Southern California."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a great attorney and aggressive advocate for his clients. Incredibly professional and intelligent, he strives to achieve the very best of results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is dedicated to his craft. His track record of success and client reviews reflect his diligence and zealous advocacy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Peter. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Blair is an excellent, hard-working, and trustworthy criminal defense attorney in the San Diego community. His expertise ranges from simple misdemeanors to complex felonies. I recommend and endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Peter for a few years now and I think he's an excellent attorney. He has a great reputation among the judges, DA's, and fellow defense attorneys in our community. I've seen him litigate in court and he is well-spoken, well-researched, and well-respected. I highly endorse his work and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Peter for a while now and have come to find that he is an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. I highly recommended Peter for any criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had an opportunity to get to know Pete and appreciate his candor. This transparency is crucial when working with clients within the criminal defense realm. I endorse this attorney. Eric Rollason, Esq."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I practice civil litigation, if a criminal matter I send it to Mr. Blair he has obtained outstanding result which reflects positively on my firm. Client's have described Mr. Blair as reliable, aggressive and trusted. I endorse this lawyer."
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