Attorney Peter A. Hands

Born in Chicago and moved to California in the 1950’s. Attended high school in Hollywood. Married and divorced twice, and married again for the third time. This one is for keeps. Have children in their 30’s & 40’s.

I have been an attorney in good standing since 1980 and have never been disciplined. My practice has been primarily in the area of Family Law. I have written for the Orange County Bar Journal and am past president of the South Orange County Bar Association. I have a seat as a Judge Pro Team in the Orange County Superior Court in Family Law and Small Claims Court, and have taught Family Law at Saddleback College and Cerritos College. I have practiced in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Marin, Sonoma, San Mateo, and Yolo counties.

A trained Mediator certified by the Northern California Mediation Center, I believe in the mediation process as long as all parties are open and honest as to their goals and desires.

Education & Training

Pepperdine University: BA

Claremont Graduate School: MA

Western State University: JD

London School on Economics: Non-matriculating Student

My philosophy is to always try to settle cases but always be prepared to fight if I must. Remember, a “shark” of an attorney will usually turn on his own client first.

Opening Hours


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM






Our Address:

430 Forest Ave. Laguna Beach, CA. 92651

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