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Richard Thomas Peterson

Richard Thomas Peterson, American lawyer, educator. Bar: California 1973, United States District Court (central district) California 1973, United States Court Military Appeals 1974, United States Supreme Court 1976. Decorated Distinguished Service medal.

Background

  • Peterson, Richard Thomas was born on April 5, 1948 in Anaheim, California, United States. Son of Richard Blakeslee and Patsy Ruth (Anderson) Peterson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with cum laude, University San Francisco, 1970. Juris Doctor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1973. Master of Laws, George Washington University, 1977.

    Career

    • Officer, attorney advisory Administrative Law Division, The Pentagon, United States Army, Washington, 1974—1977. Member Hurwitz Remer MacDonald & Meade, Newport Beach, California, 1977—1983. Of counsel Hurwitz, Remer & Di Vincenzo, 1983—1986.

      Private practice, 1983—1986. Partner Obrien, Gazin, & Peterson, since 1986. Hearing officer California State Bar Court, since 1981.

      General counsel World Floor Covering Association. Instructor Pepperdine University Graduate Business School, 1983—1985, 1987. Executive editor University of California at Los Angeles-Alaska Law Review, 1972—1973.

      Captain Judge Advocate General Corps United States Army, 1974-1977.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1973, United States District Court (central district) California 1973, United States Court Military Appeals 1974, United States Supreme Court 1976.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Board directors Western Diabetes Foundation, 1980—1985, Orange County Legal Aid Society, since 1983. President, since 1994. Member of American Bar Association, American Diabetes Association, United States Ski Association, University of California at Los Angeles Law Alumni Association, California Trial Lawyers Association, Orange County Bar Association (chairman legislation committee 1981-1982, vice chairman state bar delegate 1982, director 1982-1987), Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Gamma Sigma.

    Connections

    • 1 child.
    • father: Richard Blakeslee Peterson
    • mother: Patsy Ruth (Anderson) Peterson
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    Born April 5, 1948
    (age 69)
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