Abram P. Petersen

Of Counsel
Abram P. Petersen


  • Columbia University (J.D. 2007)
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A. Political Science and Rhetoric, 2003)
    • High Distinction in General Scholarship 
    • Phi Beta Kappa


Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Judicial Clerkships

  • Magistrate Judge James C. Francis IV, United States District Court, Southern District of New York (2006)

Representative Matters

  • Represented a commercial property owner in a contested trial for damages against a former tenant. 
  • Represented a law firm in multiple fee disputes and obtained binding arbitration awards for all amounts sought.
  • Represented a developer in a month-long trial against a county and its flood control district for payment of a multimillion-dollar storm drain facility.
  • Represented a solar company and its insurer against contractors and engineers for costs to repair multiple solar panel carport projects throughout California.
  • Represented an asset management company, a property management company, and related entities in a habitability and business practices lawsuit filed by over a hundred tenants across dozens of separate properties.
  • Represented a national bank in state and bankruptcy litigation against claims from a construction borrower relating to a failed residential development.
  • Represented a large group of homeowners in a lawsuit against a city for its administration of a below-market-rate housing program.
  • Represented a public utility in a class action over using utility easements for fiber optic cables.
  • Represented multifamily apartment owners and property management companies in habitability-related disputes.
  • Represented commercial property owners and property management companies in various lease-related disputes.