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Craig  M. Peters


Product Liability
Construction Accidents
Motorcycle, Auto & Truck Accidents
Serious Injuries
Public Entity Liability
Bicycle Accidents
Nerve Damage
Burns and Electrocution
Orthopedic Injuries & Amputations
Rideshare Accidents
Wrongful Death
Consumer Protection Litigation
Medical Malpractice


  • JD, University of San Francisco, School of Law
  • BA Philosophy and BA Communications, ​UC San Diego


  • Supreme Court of California
  • California Courts of Appeal
  • Superior Courts of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • State Bar of Wisconsin

Craig M. Peters

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Craig M. Peters is a partner and trial attorney at Altair Law®. He handles complex and catastrophic cases involving severe injury or death. 

He has experience dealing with product defects, dangerous property conditions, vehicle and machine accidents, and professional negligence. He has a record of success in both settling and trying cases to verdict.

Craig is proud to fight for justice on behalf of his clients and is committed to helping them through a difficult time in their lives. The clients he helps have suffered from brain and spinal cord injuries, neck and back injuries, bone fractures and nerve damage, burn injuries and psychiatric injuries. Craig has extensive trial experience representing families and individuals who are union members and laborers, service industry workers and white-collar professionals.

When other attorneys are unable to resolve their cases prior to trial, Craig is frequently asked to become trial counsel on their cases, including class action lawsuits. He has regularly been invited to speak on the issue of trial skills by law schools, professional organizations and outside agencies. The international non-profit agency International Bridges to Justice, which seeks to end torture and build criminal justice systems around the globe, invited Craig to help train lawyers in India who are representing the indigent, during a four-day training in New Delhi.

Prior to starting Altair Law, Craig was a trial attorney representing victims of asbestos exposure throughout the State of California. He was a criminal defense attorney for 13 years and went to trial on a full range of cases from misdemeanors to felonies. During the last three years of his criminal defense work, Craig was the Director of Training for the Office of the Public Defender in San Francisco.

In addition to teaching trial skills at Hastings College of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law, Craig has been a professor of Constitutional Law and Evidence at San Francisco Law School. Craig is the President of the Consumer Attorneys of California and is Secretary of the Council of Presidents for the American Association for Justice. He is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, the American College of Trial Lawyers, a five-time finalist for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association's Trial Lawyer of the Year for the trial results he obtained for his clients in Staedler v. Galu (San Francisco), Doe v. Mazada (Alameda County), Will v. Caterpillar (Monterey County), Duncan v. Velasquez (Solano County) and Martinez v. Herndon Partners (Fresno County), and a finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California’s Consumer Attorney of the Year. Craig is admitted to practice in all federal courts and state courts in California.

Craig grew up in Northern California and lives in San Francisco with his family. They enjoy traveling, attending Giants games, and exploring the city on their bicycles.


  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers 2019 - 2024
  • Top 100: Northern California Super Lawyers, 2017-2022
  • Top 30 Plaintiffs Lawers, Daily Journal, 2019
  • National Law Journal’s Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyers Trailblazers, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2015-2024
  • Northern California Super Lawyers List, Super Lawyers, 2013-2024
  • Rated AV-Preeminent for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014-2024
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2016- 2019
  • Consumer Attorney of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year 2018
  • Finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, 2024, 2017, 2016, 2014 and 2013
  • Finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year, Marin County Trial Lawyers Association, 2017
  •'s Top 50 Settlements in California, 2016-2017
  • Finalist for Consumer Attorney of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2015

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice, Secretary of the Council of Presidents, 2022
  • American Association for Justice, National Board Member, 2010-2022
  • American Board of Trial Attorneys, Treasurer 2024, National Board Member, 2013-2024
      - San Francisco American Board of Trial Attorneys, Executive Committee member, 2016-2022
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Invited Fellow, 2015-2022
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Active Member – Lawyer Referral & Information Service, 2013-2022
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, member 2010-2024
      - President, 2021-2022
      - Past President-elect - PAC, 2020-2021
      - Past 1st Vice President - Legislation, 2019-2020
      - Past 2nd Vice President - Membership, 2018-2019
      - Past 3rd Vice President - Education, 2017-2018
      - Past 4th Vice President – Communications, 2016-2017
      - Past Treasurer, 2015-2016
      - Past Parliamentarian, 2012-2015
      - Past Board of Governors members
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2024 Dean - Board of Officers, Invited Fellow, 2016-2024
  •   - Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Co-Chair, 2017-2022
  • International Society of Barristers, Invited Barrister, 2018-2024
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, member, 2010-2024
      - Past Education Committee Co-Chair