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Peter D. Pettler

Attorney Partner, Probate & Trust Mediator
Pettler & Miller Law Offices

3465 Torrance Blvd., Suite D  
Torrance, CA 90503

Phone: (310) 543-1616
Fax: (310) 543-5019


Pete is a principal member and founding partner of Petter & Miller, LLP, a Los Angeles area law firm which restricts his practice to Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Trust and Probate Litigation, Conservatorships, Guardianships and Mediation in those areas.

Pete graduated second in his class from the California Western University School of Law, where he was the Assistant Editor for the California Western Law Review. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkley.

Pete graduated from Basic and Advanced courses at the Judge Advocate General’s School (U.S. Army) at the University of Virginia. He was an active duty Judge Advocate for the United States Army from 1968 to 1972, and served in the Reserves from 1972 to 1995. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Pete helped to establish Pettler & Miller, LLP and its predecessor firm in 1988. Since then, he has been involved in many capacities with a number of different legal organizations, courts and practice areas.

Practice Areas:

Emphasis in Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Trust and Probate Litigation, Conservatorships, Guardianships and Mediation.


J.D. California Western University School of Law
        Graduated Second in Class
        Assistant Editor, Law Review
Basic and Advanced Courses, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General School, University of Virginia
B.A. University of California, Berkeley

Memberships & Associations:

Former Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles Superior Court
Member of Probate Volunteer Panel for the Los Angeles Superior Court
Ben Aranda Chapter of the American Inns of Court (Past President, Master and Member 1996 to present)
South Bay Bar Association (Past President; Past Treasurer, Past Liaison Director for Probate and Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Planning Section founder and Past Chair; honored as 2015 South Bay Lawyer of the Year)
Harbor Bar Association (Past President)
South Bay Estate Planning Council (member)
State Bar of California (member)
Los Angeles County Bar Association (member)
Long Beach Legal Aid Foundation (Past Chairman of the Board and Past Director)

Bar Admissions:

Admitted to Practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. Federal District Court, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, the U.S. Army Court of Military Review and all the Courts of the State of California.

Community Service:

Torrance Del Amo Rotary Club (Past President and current member)
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation (H.E.L.P) (member of Board of Directors)
Torrance Jaycees (Past member, officer and JCI Senator)
Los Angeles Corral of Westerners (member and former member of Board of Directors)
Pulmonary Educational Research Foundation (Board Member)