Peter Stris is one of the most prominent business litigators of his generation. The Daily Journal has repeatedly named him one of California’s “Top 100 Lawyers.” Chambers USA has described him as “a tactical genius and a great leveler.” And the National Law Journal has highlighted his ability “to win even when conventional wisdom held that he barely had a shot.”
Mr. Stris is best known for his appellate practice. He represents a wide range of clients in appeals throughout the country. Reuters has recognized him as one of the nation’s most influential lawyers before the U.S. Supreme Court, where he has argued ten cases. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Mr. Stris is also an accomplished trial lawyer. Benchmark Litigation named Mr. Stris to its 2022 shortlist for Los Angeles Litigator of the Year. And the Los Angeles Business Journal has included him on its list of “Leaders of Influence: Litigators and Trial Lawyers.” He has successfully first-chaired a wide variety of high-stakes business cases to verdict or judgment.
Mr. Stris is often retained when an effective public communications strategy is critical. His work is regularly covered by national press including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. And he has appeared on numerous broadcast outlets including morning talk shows (Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, The Today Show), cable news (Anderson Cooper 360, The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The Beat with Ari Melber), public radio and television (All Things Considered, Nightly Business Report).
Mr. Stris received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where, together with Elizabeth Brannen, he won the National Debating Championship.
Updated March 2022