Christopher Petersen is a litigation partner in the Firm’s Los Angeles office. He concentrates his practice on complex litigation matters involving business disputes, real estate, trusts and estates, and charter schools.
Chris represents individuals and private and public entities in all phases of civil litigation, from the initial pleading stage through trial. He has successfully tried numerous cases involving claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud.
Chris regularly handles a wide range of corporate disputes, including disputes between partners, shareholders, and members. He also regularly represents trustees and beneficiaries in disputes related to trusts and decedents’ estates.
Chris also represents charter school operators and related nonprofit entities in a variety of areas, including business structure, entity formation, governance, operations, and litigation.
Chris has been named a Southern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers from 2012 through 2017, a distinction that honors the top 2.5 percent of lawyers age 40 or under, or who have been in practice less than 10 years.
Chris is also an adjunct professor of law at Southwestern Law School where he teaches civil pretrial practice.