Peter L. Chasey
Helping clients start and expand their businesses, defending client’s business in court and helping with payment and collection issues has been the focus of Peter’s practice since hanging out his shingle in 2006. Peter enjoys the practice of law and the complex puzzles of business transactions. One of Peter’s strongest passions is to work with clients to have them well protected as well as supported in risk mitigation. Peter believes that the earlier he can become involved, and the more collaborative he can become with his client, the better outcome his business clients experience.
Peter has significant experience in the courtroom, having worked as staff counsel for Zurich North America. When litigation is the only option, he is ready to roll up his sleeves and strategically litigate on behalf of his client. Previously, Peter worked as staff counsel for Zurich North America. He defended a wide variety of companies including construction, trucking, hotels, shopping malls, car dealerships, carwash, equipment manufacturers & distributors, landscapers, funeral homes, and restaurants against claims for tort and breach of contract.
Peter’s extensive experience includes handling cases relating to surety bonds, insurance bad faith, and worker’s compensation. In law school, he clerked with a U.S. District Court Judge, the San Diego District Attorney, and the Office of the United States Attorney in the Division of Major Frauds.
Peter is an alumni of the University of San Diego, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science in 1997 and his Juris Doctorate in 2001. He graduated from law school as a Member of the Order of the Coif (Top 5% of graduating class).
Peter grew up in Big Bear, California and is the oldest of three boys. He enjoys hiking, both at Red Rock and in Big Bear. He lived in Egypt when he was small, and has been the recipient of the occasional practical joke. Peter retains his appreciation for life and still enjoys science fiction, baseball and dinosaurs.