Brendan Peters is a partner in Perkins Coie LLP's litigation practice group. Mr. Peters' practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on construction litigation and transactions for building owners, design professionals, and contractors. Mr. Peters has over fifteen years of combined experience in the legal and construction fields. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Peters was an architect involved with all phases of the design and construction of complex commercial, civic, and residential projects. Mr. Peters is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is a licensed architect in Washington and New Jersey. Mr. Peters is also a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Construction Documents Technologist (CDT), a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP) and a liaison to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Documents Committee.
Before joining Perkins Coie LLP, Mr. Peters served as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert S. Lasnik, Chief United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington and worked as an architect for Michael Graves & Associates, Inc.
Mr. Peters graduated first in his class from the University of Virginia School of Architecture and second in his class from the Princeton University School of Architecture. At Stanford Law School, Mr. Peters was Executive Editor of the Stanford Law Review and received the Steven M. Block Civil Liberties Award and the Hilmer Oehlmann, Jr. Prize for excellence in legal research and writing.
Mr. Peters is admitted to practice in Washington as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington.
- B.S., University of Virginia School of Architecture, 1993
- M.Arch, Princeton University School of Architecture, 1999
- J.D., Stanford Law School, 2003
- Construction Law