Previously, founder and the managing partner of a statewide law firm, Mr. Peterson was admitted to practice in 2000 and is widely considered an expert in the field of workers’ compensation and labor and employment issues. He is widely used in the field of professional sports, though he maintains a loyal non-entertainment and sports clientele. He has spoken at dozens of conferences including for the American Bar Association, the National Workers’ Compensation Conference and the Major League Baseball Winter meetings. He regularly provides seminars and training sessions for clients and has been quoted in numerous national publications including the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.
Mr. Peterson specializes in providing litigation and appellate service to clients. He is an expert in risk management and advises clients on complex insurance issues and business decisions. He was consulted to provide advice on two collective bargaining agreements for professional sports leagues and has been involved in legislative efforts surrounding workers’ compensation bills in multiple states. In addition to an active litigation practice, he oversees and provides general counsel work to small business clients and regularly reviews and provides contractual and transactional service to his corporate and business clients.
Mr. Peterson has tried countless cases to conclusion, answered dozens of appeals, and has been successful in defending two cases up to the CA Supreme Court. He was at the forefront of professional sports workers’ compensation legislation in California in 2013 and has several reported cases including, but not limited to: Wesley Carroll v. Cincinnati Bengals, 78 Cal Comp Cases 655 (en banc 2013); McFadden v. WCAB (Trans World Airlines) Cal. Lexis 9364, August 24, 2005 (Supreme Court of CA 2005).
Mr. Peterson has handled cases for a variety of industries to include the entertainment industry, trucking industry, retail and food services industry and construction industry. Mr. Peterson believes that the best advocates are true partners with their clients and he endeavors to develop a deep understanding of each client and their business practices.
Mr. Peterson lives in south Orange County, CA and is married with four active boys. When able, he loves to get outside either coaching baseball, spending time in the mountains or getting out on a fishing boat.