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Jeffrey Tasker Larry D. Peterson

E-mail: lpeterson@poplaw.biz
Phone: 714-871-3191
Fax: 714-871-3193

  Larry D. Peterson bio

Mr. Peterson was Born in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He is married and has three adult children. Before practicing law, Mr. Peterson worked eight years as a commercial casualty underwriter and in-house counsel for a major multi-line insurance carrier. He has been in private practice focusing on insurance defense litigation for over twenty-five years. Mr. Peterson served as the managing partner of the Orange County office of a major insurance defense law firm from 1964-1993. In 1993, he founded Peterson Oliver & Poll and in January 2007 he co-founded Tasker & Peterson. Mr. Peterson has tried in excess of 100 jury trials to verdict and is a seasoned advocate for our clients.

Scope of Practice

Mr. Peterson focuses on defense in insurance first and third party cases; uninsured and underinsured motorist claims; medical liability; premises liability matters; and commercial business disputes. He has successfully tried to a jury verdict cases involving bad-faith, wrongful death and serious bodily injuries including brain injury, quadriplegic, paraplegic, and epilepsy.

Mr. Peterson participates in arbitrations and mediations as an attorney representing our clients and as an arbitrator or mediator.


Bachelor of Arts, Bethel College, 1968
Juris Doctor—South Texas College of Law, 1975


  • State Bar of Texas, all state Courts and Courts of Appeals
  • State Bar of Texas, all state Courts and Courts of Appeals
  • State Bar of California, all state Courts and Courts of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

Community Activities and Afiiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel