- Utah State and Federal Bar 2000
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit 2000
- United States Supreme Court 2012
Law School Attended
- Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, J. Reuben Clark Law School Class of 2000 J.D.
- Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts, Class of 1996 B.A.
- College for Classical Studies, Athens, Greece, 1995
Deputy Salt Lake County District Attorney - Civil Division (2000-2005); Assisted Salt Lake County legal committee in the landmark change in form of government from a Commission to Council. Represented the various taxing entities on real and personal property matters and Board of Equalization of Salt Lake County before the Utah State Tax Commission; District Courts; Appellate Courts; and Utah Bankruptcy Courts. Member of the Statewide Association of Public Attorneys Legislative Affairs Committee. Represented the Statewide Association of Prosecutors (SWAP) in its efforts to effectuate changes before the Utah State Legislature and Utah Governor’s Office. Founding member of the Personal Property Transaction Advisory Board having drafted the legislation for the Personal Property Transaction Information Act.
In 2005 Mr. Peters entered into private practice with the law firm Peters I Scofield. Mr. Peters practice focuses on complex commercial and corporate litigation, tax law, real estate and business transactions, ad valorem taxation, tax appeals, state and local taxation, municipal matters, trusts and estate planning, creditors rights in bankruptcy and corporate law.
Mr. Peters represents multiple businesses throughout the state of Utah handling their corporate affairs and governance.
Mr. Peters has extensive experience in representing governmental entities, the Utah counties and municipalities throughout the State of Utah in central assessment and ad valorem tax litigation. Mr. Peters has appeared for oral argument before the Utah Supreme Court, Utah Court of Appeals and the 10th Circuit United States Court of Appeals. He routinely conducts complex multi-day trials and formal hearings before the Utah State District Courts and Utah State Tax Commission respectively. Mr. Peters has taught courses throughout the state of Utah to Utah state certified assessors, auditors and treasurers regarding real and personal property law issues, ad valorem taxation, as well as real and personal property issues under Title 11 of the United States Code. Mr. Peters has spoken to the Utah State Legislature regarding issues affecting state and local taxation dealing in the areas of real and personal property.
Mr. Peters’ trial work includes preparation for and presentation of matters to the Courts involving highly complex financial and economic theory, involving the largest corporate taxpayers in the United States. Mr. Peters has successfully litigated cases involving wireless telecommunications properties, power plants, railroad systems, oil & gas properties, liquid pipelines, gas pipelines, airlines, healthcare facilities, energy generating facilities and transmission lines, windmill and wind power farms, mining properties, and all forms of public utilities.
Recognized by his legal peers for numerous years as a “Legal Elite” in Utah Business Magazine. Recognized by his legal peers for numerous years in the Western United States as a “Super Lawyer” in the periodical Mountain States Super Lawyers.
Associations & Memberships
- Utah State Bar.