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Laurie Peters

Divorce and separation Attorney at Camarillo, CA

4.7   15 reviews

Licensed for 16 years

About Laurie

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I was born and raised in Somerville Massachusetts, which is just outside of Boston.  I put myself through college by dirving taxi, and selling real estate.  I graduated with high honors in accounting, and became a controller for a property management company.  Eventually, when the company I worked for moved out of state, I was able to open my own accounting practice. 

After one particularly brutal winter, I decided Massachusetts was not the place for me, and sold my practice. I move to California to escape the harsh weather.  

Not long after I arrived in Sothern California, I found a law school that would allow me to attend nights. I was raising my children and working as a mortgage broker at that time.    

During my law school journey, I received many awards including, but not limited to, Witkin’s awards for having the highest course grades in: Torts; Legal Research; Evidence; and for having the second highest grade point average in my class. 

After finishing law school and passing the bar, I opened the Law Offices of Laurie Peters in June 2006.   Since then, I have been fortunate enough to grow with a fantastic staff; I could not do my job without them.    

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Licensed for 16 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/15/2022

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

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Laurie Peters
80 Wood Rd. Suite 300
Camarillo, CA, 93010-8397

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by Eleuterio | October 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful
My experience with her was very Enlightening . She's a very knowledgeable lawyer . She cares about her work and her clients . She showed me that my voice was Heard and she did everything to help me in her power.
Posted by Thomas F. | September 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
She actually cares!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Ms. Peters was the answer to my prayers at a time when my options appeared limited, and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed almost impossible. My family and I are eternally grateful for her service. I recommend Ms. Peters without reservation.
Posted by Samson | August 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best divorce lawyer
Divorce is one of the worst and unfortunate event that can happen to any body. when anybody goes through this emotional and uncertain event, we need someone that can tell you everything you need to know. It is my experience to learn the good, bad and ugly part of the divorce. I am extremely happy that I had someone like Laurie on my side to guide me through this difficult time. She represent me with the highest degree of integrity and fight for me to stage my case to a successful ending. I highly recommend Laurie to be on your side during this difficult divorce time. You will appreciate her hard work and calm personality.
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Posted by Matt | August 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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For the win
Hired Laurie to help me out with a BS restraining order from an ex. Laurie took it on with short notice, handled business, and got us a win in court. She’s cutthroat and love how she’s all business in there. She’s the one you need on your side. Thank you Laurie for helping me out with my case.
Posted by Carmela | April 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Laurie is an advocate all the way!
Before I called the Law Offices of Laurie Peters, I was a stay-at-home mom trying to navigate a divorce on my own. When disagreements between my ex-spouse and myself arose, his attorney began to pursue me aggressively. I desperately needed an expert to work on my behalf. I contacted numerous law offices and asked around for recommended attorneys. A trusted friend referred me to Laurie Peters. When I met Laurie, I felt immediate relief. She was empathetic, knowledgeable, and full of sound advice. She helped put me at ease. Laurie herself advocated on my case and set matters straight. In the end, my ex fired his attorney and we collaborated to form a mutual agreement with the aid of Laurie's staff. With their guidance, my ex and I were able to come to a fair agreement in the best interest of the children and the whole family. I am very grateful to Laurie Peters for helping me get through my divorce, and I highly recommend her services. Five stars all the way.
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Posted by Amy Romero | January 20, 2020
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Professional and Honest
I met with Laurie Peters and right from the start she made me feel secured and understood. She is very professional and honest which I love simply because most attorneys seem to care more about money than the case. Her staff is very nice and helpful which can be hard to find. Her associate was also honest and understanding. The cases we discussed she knew what to do and explained exactly what should happen. I am looking forward to continue working with her.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very caring
I reached out to Avvo with concerns for a custody case. Laurie went above and beyond to give me the info I needed to navigate this scary situation. She proved to be more concerned for me and my case than I expected from just consulting with her. Laurie is a real, compassionate person and not just a lawyer out for the money. I would HIGHLY recommend her as someone who will put the welfare of your child above all else.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
skilled and kind
Laurie helped me in a big custody battle where I didnt have any idea what to do. She gave me solid direction and went above what she needed to in consulting.
Posted by Eric | September 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This Law Office is AMAZING.
I've been treated so well by this law office. Their team is amazing. Very detailed and family oriented. They really do care for clients. Without a doubt at least take the 30 minute consultation. You will understand immediately that you found the right place. They handle every aspect of your situation. They are kind and understanding.
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Posted by Diana Hartman | March 14, 2017
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Amazing!
I’m a single mother of two and found myself heartbroken with my children gone. I found Mrs. Laurie Peters on a site called Avvo. I was immediately interested in her because she seemed very kind and she also seemed to know her stuff and was very professional. I retained her after firing my old lawyer. I was in a custody battle for my children, which was also a move away case (across country) which, from what I’ve heard, makes this type of case even more difficult. Not only that, but my old lawyer royally messed things up and said it was completely impossible. No one thought it was fixable but Mrs. Peters said she thinks she can do it, but its going to be very, VERY difficult but of course cant make any promises. She worked very, very hard and knew every single detail in my case. Even the small details!! I was so surprised about how much she paid attention and studied my case. She remembered things that I didn’t even remember! Needless to say, We won my case at a trial all thanks to her!! She is amazing. She does not let down and tries to find every single way to win. She truly is an amazing lawyer and I still cant believe I found her! I just want to give special thanks to Mrs. Peters and her entire team for their support and their kindness. They went above and beyond what I thought they would ever do. I really wish I wouksve found her sooner. After one year of not having my children with me, they are finally coming home!!
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Posted by Roger James Burdette | February 8, 2017
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Laurie Peters' Review
Laurie responded to my initial question quickly. I messaged her with more info & got my answer within minutes. I will definitely use Avvo again & I would recommend Laurie to represent someone.
Posted by Nikki Hatcher | March 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Call Her!! You ARE worth it.
True friends tell you the truth even though it's difficult to hear. That's Laurie. Laurie was the second attorney I hired. I wish I had her In the beginning. I would be in a very different situation. I had consulted with 4 attorneys and after I met with her I cried. She was extremely understanding, and open. I truly felt l was being heard. Mostly, she was personable. She didn't make me feel intimidated or like I was wasting her time. Laurie and Tanya gave me the hope that I had lost many months prior to reaching out to them. I recommend her to everyone I know that might need ANY legal advice. She was my divorce attorney. Now I like to think of her as a friend. I continue reach out to her for various legal questions. She will even recommend you to the best attorney in the area of law you might need as opposed to just taking your money. For me, that shows true character. What are you waiting for?? Call her for free consultation!!
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Posted by bootsandstetson | May 8, 2015
Best "outside the box" thinker yet!
Talked to so many attorneys in the past few years and Laurie is at the top of my list of fast draw thinkers. I learned arguing is an art as much as a weapon and if your not a great thinker then leave the arguing to the artists! Laurie has given the most unique and profound advice in a single statement to date. She talked to me like a person and gave a simple idea no other (out of scores of attorneys) would mention or had thought of. Laurie's suggestion DEFINATELY should put a new spin on my child's case! Please pray things change for the better. Thank you Laurie!
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Posted by Elizabeth | February 6, 2015
Laurie Peters is a Godsend!
I was about to get evicted from my apt and was looking at being homeless. I was given a notice to pay or move but did not have the full amount at that moment. I tried to reason with the landlord but they would not budge. I think because I had been late before and my dog became an issue as well, they just wanted me out. I was then served with more court documents and given a court date of Feb. 5, 2015. I finally had the money to pay the rent in full but the landlord would not accept it. The last day to pay had come and gone, so it was too late. I was really worried and scared thinking I would have to begin living in my car. What made it worse is that I have two teenage girls in school and what about them, how are we going to deal with homelessness. What made matters even worse for me was being disabled from a work injury, which is what got me into this position to begin with. On Feb. 4, 2015, the day before my hearing, I decided I had better try to get an appointment with an attorney for a consultation to see if there was anything I could do. Maybe the paperwork was wrong and I could get some extra time. That's all I really wanted, extra time that would allow me to pay the rent. After calling a few attorneys I was having no luck. Some said they couldn't help, it was too late, others said they could possibly help but were too busy to set aside any time for me. One attorney told me it was going to cost a lot and could not guarantee any results. It was late in the day (past 5 pm) and I decided to try one more number. I called an attorney in Camarillo and he couldn't help but gave me a few attorneys he trusted and felt could do something for me, even at this late date. So I called one of the referrals, Laurie Peters. By now it was 5:45 pm, and surprisingly she answered the phone. She was kind and seemed genuinely interested in my story and case. Ms. Peters gave me an appointment for the next morning, the same day the case was to be heard in court. I felt better but still concerned that all this effort would not make a difference, but I also had nothing to lose. I went to see Ms. Peters and we spoke. She looked at my paperwork and said that based on what she read my chances are not good and I would more than likely lose the case because I missed the last day to pay my rent in full and therefore had no real defense. I was devastated to hear that kind of news from an attorney who knows s how this works. But, she said let me talk to their counsel and see if I can negotiate a settlement of some kind to keep you in the apt. She also said you understand that may mean not only would I have to pay the rent and late fees, but also the attorneys fees which could be as much as $1,800.00. I told her I understood, but that was better than being homeless. She called him while I was in the office, but he was not available. With that, I thanked her and was ready to leave, but not before she said she would try again or hopefully he'd call back. She did say, in her opinion I would have to appear in court, and to be ready for the outcome, in case she could not reach the attorney. She also said if that was the case I should go to court early to try and talk to him 'before' we went in front of the judge. Once the judge got involved, I would surely lose and have an eviction on my record and no one would want to rent to me again. I finally left the office and within a couple hours, Ms. Peters called me back to tell me she did in fact speak to the other attorney and had worked out a settlement in my favor. I could not believe what she was telling me. All I would have to pay is the one month past due rent plus late fees, that's it, no attorneys fees what-so-ever! I began to cry listening to her tell me the good news. I don't know what she said to get him to agree, all I do know is that god blessed me with her at this time in my life when I needed a savior and Ms. Peters did definitely make my day and my kids day too. I thank god for her.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not a good experience
After a consult we hired Laurie. We were going through a custody battle for my son and the whole family law process was new to us. She told us that we were in good hands and that she would file a response to get things going. One of many issues we had with Laurie is that she caused many postponements in our case because she took days getting back to us and she was not prepared. These delays cost us alot of money and wasted time. She missed out on many key opportunitys in front of the judge to mention important items we had all discussed. We received a astronomical bill each week from Laurie with fees for items that were never explained to us by her or her staff. She threatened to sub out of being our attorney at the most crucial times unless our bill was paid. This was a very emotional time for us and we feel like she never put in the time or attention into our case that we were hoping for.
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Response from Laurie Peters May 31, 2018
I don't know who wrote this: clearly not my client, but an opposing party. I have not causes any postponements and I get back to all of my clients by the end of each day or have a staff member contact them. Some days I don't leave my office until 8:30 at night to make sure I do. I am always prepared, and I have never had a complaint from any of my clients about being prepared. I also have never billed anyone one on a weekly basis. I can only suspect this is coming from someone who is unhappy about the results I obtained for one of my client''s to "their" disappointment whomever "we" are purported to be.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 375-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Offices of Laurie Peters
  • 2006 - Present

Education

  • Ventura College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Associations

  • Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Ventura County Family Law Bar Association
  • Treasurer/Board memeber
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Second Highest GPA
  • Witkina
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (27)
Child custody Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Laurie Peters, because she is intelligent, hardworking, and she will fight for your rights and for what you are entitled to harder than any other lawyer. Also, she truly cares about her clients."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Laurie is an excellent lawyer and looks at cases in an intelligent and reasonable way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Laurie Peters is very astute. Her answers in this forum are well thought out."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Peters is a very prolific, insightful contributor here at Avvo. The many glowing endorsements she has received reflect the respect she has earned from her peers. I endorse Laurie Peters."
Adoption Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A solid family law attorney that is a great asset to her clients, Attorney Peters takes care of her clients like family. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has great demonstrated dedication to her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Thoughtful response to AVVO inquiry."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Peter is passionate in her work. A quick review of her Avvo answers reflects that she is also both qualified and experienced in family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She's terrific!"
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Laurie Peters works hard for her clients to obtain the best possible results. She knows the law and gets the job done."
Family Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Laurie Peters is a fantastic advocate for her clients. She has a well-known drive and attention to detail that serves her clients well in Family Law Court. She is knowledgable and experienced and I would highly recommend her."
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Camarillo Divorce and separation Lawyer Laurie Peters
Laurie Peters
Divorce and separation Attorney
Camarillo, CA
Licensed for 16 years