Mark Peters focuses primarily on representing employees in employment disputes before state and federal agencies and before judicial and arbitral tribunals.
Following graduation from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in June 1992, Mark started his career in 1992 with a boutique insurance defense firm, where he gained experience litigating complex civil cases including construction defect matters and injury liability defense. After two years of defense experience, Mark determined he needed to represent individuals, rather than corporations, and had the opportunity to make the shift when he was recruited by one of the top personal injury attorneys in the state. During his tenure there, Mark litigated numerous personal injury cases on behalf of moderately to catastrophically injured individuals, including cases of wrongful death, product and premises liability, medical and dental malpractice, as well as automobile, aviation and construction site liability.
In 1997, Mr. Peters’ practice began to focus increasingly on representing individuals in employment disputes. For more than a decade now, his practice has focused almost exclusively on the representation of employees and former employees in disputes with employers in both state and federal courts, and before state and federal agencies and commissions. His litigation experience includes cases involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, FMLA and CFRA violations, fraud, defamation, commission and wage violations, as well as wage and hour violations on both an individual and class-wide basis. Mark is also frequently retained by individual employers and small businesses to consult and provide advice and consultation on workplace and employment matters.
Beginning in 2009, Mark’s practice has included serving as a mediator in employment matters. Mark serves as a panel mediator for the Northern District Federal Court and the Alameda County Superior Court, and as a Settlement Panelist for the San Francisco Bar Association’s Early Settlement Program as well as the Marin County Superior Court’s Mandatory Settlement Program. Since 2009, Mark has successfully mediated dozens of cases, both as a court appointed panelist and as a privately retained mediator.
Mark is licensed to practice before all the state and federal courts in the State of California, including the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern District Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mark has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer (limited to the top 5% of attorneys in the State) each year beginning in 2009. He is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California (former Member, Board of Governors), San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Bar Association of San Francisco, Marin County Bar Association, and Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals.