Litigation & Mediation of Business, Real Estate, Probate and Other Civil Matters
Peter J. Lesser is an attorney and licensed real estate broker based in the Brentwood area of West Los Angeles, California. In addition to his work on behalf of select litigation and probate/trust clients, Peter enjoys a growing reputation as an independent mediator, assisting in the resolution of pre-litigation and litigated disputes on a negotiated basis.
Peter mediates throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and the Palm Springs Valley of Riverside County; he has conducted over 450 mediations to date, with consistently excellent results and recommendations. As a mediator, Peter helps achieve resolution by being a good listener, a probing questioner of all parties' positions, and an active, creative and persistent consensus builder.
Peter is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.), the London School of Economics and Political Science (M.Sc.), and Oberlin College (B.A.). In 2003, Peter received his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu.
Peter has been a licensed California real estate broker since 2004, andearned his GRI designation (Graduate, Realtors Institute) in 2007. In recent years, Peter has developed particular expertise in mediating residential and commercial real estate disputes, as well as construction, development and Homeowners' Association matters. Peter regularly conducts mandatory pre-litigation mediations pursuant to the California Association of Realtors' Residential Purchase Agreement, and is qualified as an arbitratorunderthat Agreement.
Peter continues to represent a limited number of individual and business clients in civil and appellate litigation, particularly in the areas of business, real estate, intellectual property, probate/trust, and major tort litigation. Peter has first-chaired over fifteen trials -- civil and criminal, bench and jury -- all with winning verdicts. Peter has also settled many cases with great results for his clients, including several seven-figure settlements of medical malpractice and other major tort cases. Even after thirty-plus years in the litigation field, Peter still loves being a passionate and effective advocate for his clients.
Peter also has substantial experience with estate planning, and probate and trust matters, including: the preparation of wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, advance healthcare directives and other essential documents for individuals and families; and, service as probate counsel to the executors of decedents' estates, and counsel to successor trustees of revocable trusts.
To contact Peter, please call 310-470-6090, email: Peter@PeterLesser.com, or click the "Contact Info" tab, above.