An Attorney With a History Of Service
Born in Rhode Island to elementary school teacher Jean Strand and international shipping employee Marvin Strand, Peter joined the U.S. Army when he was 19. After tours of duty in Korea and Iraq, he received an honorable discharge and pursued his legal career.
He received a degree in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Central Florida and then attended the University of Illinois College of Law. During law school Peter was a student member of the faculty committee on discipline, clerked for Judge Holly Clemons, played several intramural sports, and was active in the college. He participated in two moot courts, winning best oralist once, and became a student attorney for a Family Advocacy Clinic where he represented clients in court.
After interning for the Salt Lake City Attorney's Office, he was determined to practice law in Utah. In late 2011, Peter's wife encouraged him to pursue his dream of representing veterans, teachers, and other people who provide valuable services in the community. With her as a partner, he established Lawyers for Veterans, First Responders and Educators. He currently serves on the Board of the Utah Bar's Litigation Section, representing them on the OCAP Policy Board.
Peter is certified to practice in: The United States Supreme Court, Before the Veterans Administration, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and the Utah Court System.