The American Lawyer named Elliot Peters its Litigator of the Week, recognizing two of his recent victories. First, his pro bono representation of John J. Tennison, who spent nearly 13 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. After winning Mr. Tennison's release, Mr. Peters secured a $4.6 million settlement from the city and county of San Francisco. The second victory was on behalf of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Mr. Peters convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that the federal government had improperly seized the urine samples of more than 100 Major League Baseball players who reportedly tested positive for steroids.
For three decades Elliot Peters has litigated, tried and advised clients in some of the nation's most high-profile, high-stakes complex commercial and white-collar criminal cases. Mr. Peters has tried more than 50 cases on behalf of CEOs, leading law firms, and major corporation clients.