Indio and Joshua Tree Courts Family Law
Attorney Specialist Michael C. Peterson
Michael C. Peterson attended the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon
from 1998 to 2002. There he earned a bachelor's degree in economics,
graduating cum laude, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa and Golden
Key national honors societies.
He next attended the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, Oregon,
from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Peterson was admitted into the Washington State
Bar Association in January of 2007, and practiced there for a short time
before leaving the rains of the northwest for the sun of the Coachella
Valley. He was admitted into the State Bar of California in December of
2009. He relates extremely well with men and woman aged in their 30's
and 40's, who find themselves enmeshed in the unfortunate throes of
He joined the Law Firm of Thurman W. Arnold III in December of 2011.
Mr. Peterson has a proven track record of skillful negotiation, law and
motion practice, oral argument, and trial work. He has conducted and won
a growing number of family law cases. Truth be told, he doesn't lose
and he has become, without doubt, a divorce expert! He is a brilliant
legal reasoner and writer, and has authored a ton of insightful legal
articles that we have published on our
Enlightened Divorce Blog™.
He honors our veterans, and he knows divorce within the military law context
better than any other lawyer in Riverside or San Bernardino Counties.
He loves complex litigation, but settling cases cheaply and amicably even
more so - although, sadly, it takes two to settle.
Licenses, Memberships, Honorifics and Public Service
Mike's achievements include the following:
Mike Peterson is a Certified Family Law Specialist. This is no small achievement: Not only do such specialists take a second
Bar Examination that tests their comprehension of complex family law matters,
they must pass an exhaustive review of their courtroom trial experience
and professional ethics. He is terrific in move-away and child custody
and support cases, and in getting the best spousal support awards (and
avoiding them also) for our clients. He is highly regarded by the Judges
in Indio, Joshua Tree, and Riverside and beyond.
Mike is rated "Superb" by Avvo, based upon his credentials and client feedback. He is, quite accurately,
the most important rising young[ish] (at lease compared to Mr. Arnold)
divorce and family law attorney star in the Coachella Valley!
Make your own decision - Michael provides free initial consults for people
who are seriously looking to find the best attorney for their worries,
issues and concerns! He also offers
Second Opinions at an incredibly fair hourly rate!