Thom Peters teaches the Government/Civil Practice course as part of UCLA School of Law’s part-time externship program. He is currently the Chief of the Civil Litigation Branch of Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office where, among other things, he oversees litigation strategy in a wide range of lawsuits in which the City is either a plaintiff or defendant, as well as in many lawsuits in which the Office is pursuing a civil action on behalf of the People of the State of California. He joined the City Attorney's Office after spending over 20 years as an accomplished plaintiffs' trial attorney. Over the course of his career he has litigated a broad variety of high stakes and high profile cases in both state and federal court including a recent, well publicized case against Wells Fargo arising out of its banking practices. He regularly lectures on civil litigation and related topics.
Peters earned his B.A. with honors from Trinity University, and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law.