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P. Kurt Peterson profile

P. Kurt Peterson

Founding Partner

Mr. Peterson specializes in litigation and trials involving real estate and business disputes, regularly representing the firm’s clients in lawsuits involving business and real property holdings, transactions, and investments.

Jeff S. Martin profile

Jeff S. Martin

Founding Partner

Mr. Martin has established a leading reputation as a litigator in courts throughout Northern California. He also has substantial appellate experience.

K. Nina Reynolds profile

K. Nina Reynolds


Nina Reynolds has litigated a broad array of real property disputes involving residential purchase and sale agreements, fiduciary duties and standards of care, fraud and nondisclosure issues, lease disputes, and construction defect claims.

Joseph F. Charles profile

Joseph F. Charles


Joseph Charles has devoted his entire legal career, over twelve years, to civil litigation. Today, Mr. Charles concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation, real estate litigation and bad faith insurance litigation.

Ryan V. McHugh profile

Ryan V. McHugh


Ryan McHugh has focused on real estate litigation since joining the Peterson Martin & Reynolds LLP. He has an extensive background in and knowledge of litigation from his ten years in criminal trial practice, both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney.