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William J. Peters


(415) 875-3143
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San Francisco
315 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111


J.D., University of California Los Angeles School of Law, 1982

  • Editor-in-Chief, UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy

B.A., University of California, Davis, 1978


Top Rated Lawyer-AV® Preeminent™,

Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Litigation - Construction (2018-2024)

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Construction/Surety Litigation, Environmental, Business/Corporate (2004-2020) Law & Politics


William J. Peters specializes in construction at GRSM. His practice includes matters involving alleged construction defects, delay and disruption, product liability, contract negotiations and trade secrets.

Bill has represented developers, owners and design professionals in his practice at GRSM. He has conducted major litigations on behalf of these clients in state and federal courts as well as before the American Arbitration Association. These matters include: large public and private projects as well as multi-family and single family residential projects.

Bill has also been active in advising clients on contract negotiations, bid disputes and risk management options. He is frequently involved prior to the commencement of litigation and prior to the completion of a project to give advice on appropriate dispute avoidance actions that can be taken.


  • California


  • Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance section
  • San Francisco Bar Association
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