Peter Whalen practices in the area of commercial litigation with a focus on insurance coverage. He has extensive jury trial, appellate and alternative dispute resolution experience.

Peter has represented umbrella insurance carriers in high exposure cases for 20 years, including some of the largest actions brought in California. His work also has included complex matters for D&O, general liability and reinsurance clients. Peter has assisted clients with developing national litigation strategy for some of their biggest risks. In addition to his litigation experience, he has counselled a number of companies regarding risk management, subrogation recovery and litigation avoidance issues. Peter represents domestic and international clients in matters throughout the United States.

He has been admitted pro hac vice in cases pending in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.


  • California


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1987
  • B.A., Political Science and Psychology, University of San Francisco, 1980