Peter J. Koenig

Koenig |  Walker, Hamilton & Koenig, LLP

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Pete Koenig is a fifth generation Californian raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been a trial lawyer for over twenty years and his practice includes catastrophic personal injury, commercial, and employment related matters. He has extensive litigation experience in arbitrations, mediations, jury and non-jury trials, and appeals. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), one of the most prestigious trial lawyer organizations in the country, and he has held the highest legal rating (AV) for many years. He also serves as chair of the International Practice Section of the American Association for Justice.

Pete has overseen mass disaster lawsuits, multi-million dollar insurance and commercial litigation, employment wage and hour class actions, and complex pharmaceutical litigation (MDL and JCCP proceedings). Representative cases include those involving consumer goods (appliances, cleansers and pesticides, pharmaceuticals, vehicles and sports products), motor coaches and transit buses, pool filtration systems, industrial machinery and accessories, matters involving contractual interpretation and unfair business practices (California's Business & Professions Code 17200), claims against general and sub-contractors and retail operators.

After attending the University of Colorado for two years, Pete received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983, and obtained his J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1987. He served as an extern to the Honorable Eugene Lynch, United States District Judge for the Northern District of California. Pete is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of California. He has published articles on products liability issues, and spoken at seminars on topics including discovery during litigation, trial advocacy, assumption of risk, and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Commercial and Employment Related Matters
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Jury and Non-Jury Trials
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of California, Berkeley
    • B.A. - 1983

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Discovery During Litigation
  • Lecturer, Trial Advocacy
  • Lecturer, Assumption of Risk
  • Lecturer, Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

Honors and Awards

  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Highest Legal Rating (AV)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Marin County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Eugene Lynch, United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, Extern