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John S. Peterson - Irvine, CA

19800 MacArthur BoulevardSuite 290 Irvine, CA 92612

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Updated: 05/12/2020

Irvine Eminent Domain Lawyer


John S. Peterson is a trial lawyer who focuses on eminent domain, inverse condemnation and other complex real estate and business cases with an emphasis on jury and non-jury trials. He has substantial experience in the representation of real estate valuation, business valuation, landslide, subsidence, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), environmental, land use, subdivision, lease, earthquake damage, construction defect and developer agreement disputes...

About John S. Peterson

Practice Areas

  • Eminent Domain
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Litigation and Trials
  • Landslide
  • Subsidence
  • Land Use
  • CEQA
  • Environmental

Current Employment Position(s)

  • President/Managing Shareholder


  • English (Primary)


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1994

Other Affiliations

  • Condemnation and Land Use Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member)
  • International Right of Way Association (Member)
  • Real Property Section of the State Bar of California (Member)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) (Member)


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1981
    Honors: Member, Moot Court Honors Program
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1978
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Economics

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Past Positions

  • California State Senate Transportation Committee, Intern

Classes and Seminars

  • Featured Speaker, National Public Radio
  • Featured Speaker, Patt Morrison’s KPCC radio show
  • Featured Speaker, KNBC news


Other Sources of Feedback About John S. Peterson

Included on the 2023 Southern California list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Southern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John S. Peterson on Super Lawyers


  • Elected a Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), 2010 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rating
  • Selected to be included in Southern California Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Selected to be included in Best Lawyers, 2014

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Office Information


19800 MacArthur BoulevardSuite 290 Irvine, CA 92612


  • (949) 955-9007

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


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