Michael C. Peterson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Palm Springs, CA

Law Offices of Thurman W. Arnold III
 | 225 South Civic Drive, Suite 1-3
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-320-7915
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

With an extensive background in both trial work and skillful negotiation, Michael C. Peterson is an important part of The Law Firm of Thurman W. Arnold III. Representing those in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties in all matters of family law, he takes a compassionate, thorough approach to these difficult situations. He is a family law specialist as certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in 2013.

In 2002, Mr. Peterson graduated cum laude and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Oregon. He then earned a Juris Doctor in 2006 from the University of Oregon School of Law. A client favorite, Mr. Peterson also works with clients in Indio and Joshua Tree. Although he is qualified to handle general practice family law, he has an emphasis in complex litigation, mediation and military divorce.

A member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and the Desert Bar Association Family Law Section’s 2017 Chair for Riverside County, Mr. Peterson also has an Avvo rating of “Superb” for his high-quality work with clients past and present. He has practiced law in Washington and was previously admitted to the Washington State Bar Association. In 2009, he was admitted by The State Bar of California.

A regular author on the Enlightened Divorce Blog, Mr. Peterson understands the complex emotions that come with divorce and relates to clients who are struggling through these times. While he would prefer to settle a divorce amicably and quickly, he also recognizes that family law requires the full focus and application of his work in law and motion practice and skillful negotiation.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Family Law: Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Rising Stars: 2017

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Michael Peterson

Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.thurmanarnold.com/Attorney-Profile/Attorneys/Mich...

Honors and Awards:

  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 2002
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2002
  • Rising Star, Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers™, 2017
  • Rated Superb by Avvo

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Family Law Specialist - California State Bar, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 2017 Chair of the Riverside County, Desert Bar Association's, Family Law Section
  • Member, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • State Bar of California, 2009
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2007

Educational Background:

  • University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, Bachelor's Degree, Major: Economics, cum laude, 2002
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Office Location for Michael C. Peterson

225 South Civic Drive
Suite 1-3
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Phone: 760-320-7915

 

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Last Updated: 4/10/2017

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