Areas of Practice
Personal Injury Law
Attorney Fred Scott Peters (California Bar # 269419) joins the firm after years of practice within his own firm, which he founded in 2010. In 2018, Fred joined Pyka Lenhardt Schnaider Dawkins LLP, bringing his experience in estate planning and probate to a new base of clients in Santa Ana. His record of client satisfaction, attention to detail, and innovative legal thinking will benefit the firm’s current and future clients, who can expect tailored documents and dedicated advocacy from a stalwart and engaged attorney. Dedicated to Estate Planning, Probate and General Practice, he helped a variety of clients throughout Southern California in his eight years of managing his firm. Assisting high-wealth clients and utilizing advanced estate planning techniques, his emphasis on careful drafting of personalized documents to avoid probate and ensure an orderly transfer of wealth between generations was integral to his clients’ satisfaction. He also handled several criminal and civil matters, including personal injury claims, traffic tickets and warrants and litigating contested probate petitions.
Fred Peters received his Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Long Beach and his Juris Doctor from Boston's New England Law. In law school, he delved deep into the discipline of public education funding and the philosophy of legal internationalism, while maintaining a presence on the school’s Dean’s List. Fred remembers one morning during his first year at New England Law, when a professor asked his class of 130 students which of them had a job outside of school. Absentmindedly, he raised his hand, his eyes still on his computer screen. After a few seconds of silence, he glanced up to realize that his was the only hand raised, and that the whole class was staring at him. His work ethic and dedication have stayed with him and become guiding principles of his career.
A native of Long Beach, Fred values service to his community and has taken on various pro-bono clients throughout his years in practice. A firm believer in the principle that a lawyer should work to increase access to justice for all individuals in need of legal services, his pro-bono advocacy has spanned a wide spectrum of services, from drafting estate plans for injured or disabled veterans, assisting bankruptcy clients with their filings, and helping charities obtain their 501c(3) certification. He has coached youth sports for close to twenty years, coached his high school alma mater’s mock trial team, and runs a family charity dedicated to advocacy for music education funding in public schools, which collects and distributes instruments, supplies, sheet music, and funding to local music programs in need of support.