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Peter John Nolan

Litigation Attorney at Palm Springs, CA

5.0   1 review

also known as Peter J. Nolan

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 2 years
    Nevada - NV 5 years
    California - CA 24 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2021
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2018
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Peter

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Peter J. Nolan is Of Counsel with Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, practicing in the area of civil litigation, labor and employment litigation, and public agency litigation. Prior to joining Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, Mr. Nolan was a prosecutor with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office for 19 years, where he served as supervisor of the Homicide and Gang Unit.


Mr. Nolan has extensive litigation experience, having tried over a hundred cases to verdict. His success in trial led to Mr. Nolan receiving many professional accolades for his service. Most notably, being recognized by the California District Attorney’s Association as the “Statewide Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year” for 2013. He was also named Riverside County District Attorney “Prosecutor of the Year” in 2008, 2009, and 2013.


Mr. Nolan also serves as Professor of Law at the California Desert Trial Academy, where he teaches Evidence and Trial Advocacy. Mr. Nolan served as the Keynote Speaker at the 2018 CDTA Commencement Ceremony.


Mr. Nolan has always been involved with our community, striving to make a difference in the lives of others.  He has volunteered his time with the Family YMCA of the Desert Youth & Government Program, coached high school mock trial teams, managed/coached youth sport teams, and participated in various community improvement projects ranging from food and clothing drives to child abuse prevention, graffiti removal and gang awareness programs.



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Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, LLP
1800 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA, 92262-7104


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Posted by DeAnna | October 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Current Client
I cannot speak highly enough about Mr. Nolan and the legal services he and his firm provided for me in regards to the Unlawful Detainer I had to deal with. Not only is Mr. Nolan compassionate to his clients, but his professionalism and tactics to fight for your rights are tremendous. He knows his way around a courtroom and all legal "mumbo-jumbo", that is without a doubt. If I ever need services in the area again, I would not hesitate at all to contact Mr. Nolan. I honestly cannot speak highly enough about Mr. Nolan, words are just not enough to do his legal services justice, nor anywhere near enough to thank him!
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, LLP
  • 2018 - Present
  • Professor
  • California Desert Trial Academy
  • 2013 - Present
  • Supervising Deputy District Attorney
  • Riverside County District Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2018


  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • California State University-Fresno
  • BA
  • 1992


  • State Bar of Nevada
  • 2018 - Present
  • Desert Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV-Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Statewide Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year
  • California District Attorneys Association
  • 2013
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Riverside County District Attorney
  • 2013
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Riverside County District Attorney
  • 2009
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Riverside County District Attorney
  • 2008
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  • SBEMP Newsletter
  • The Art of Persuasion - Ethos, Pathos and Logos
  • 2019
  • SBEMP Newsletter
  • California Consumer Privacy Act will soon be law - Why you need to be informed
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE
  • Post Trial Procedures
  • 2019
  • Legal Secretaries, Inc. MCLE
  • Trial Prep 101 - Helping Your lawyers Succeed at Trial
  • 2018
  • Commencement Ceremony
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Pete Nolan for over 20 years. He was an excellent prosecutor, winning CA's best prosecutor in 2013. he has since become an excellent civil attorney. he can be trusted to handle any matter, regardless of how complex. I would strongly recommend Pete for any civil dispute you have!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Pete Nolan for a couple of decades from his work in the local DA's office, and he has always impressed me as trustworthy, truthful, hard-working, honest, fair, and competent. I could always trust his word to me about matters [which sadly is not a characteristic of all of the DAs in Riverside County!], and I could trust that it was sound, well-thought-out, and fair. I endorse Pete Nolan without reservation; he is a fine attorney and a fine person."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the finest trial attorneys I have ever dealt with."
Criminal defense