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Rich J. Peters is a proud native of Phoenix, Arizona. As owner of R.J. Peters & Assoc., P.C., his firm operates less than one mile from the hospital he was born at. Rich has limited his legal practice to Family Law since 1992. He was sworn in by the State Bar of Arizona on October 25, 1992, just a few days after his 25th birthday. Rich often brags that he was the youngest lawyer in the state when he was sworn in, but this is truly just a guess.


Rich has owned R.J. Peters & Assoc. Since 2005. Prior to that he worked for two very prominent Family Law firms in Glendale and Phoenix. While not every case needs to go to Court, Rich does enjoy being in the Courtroom and considers that one of his greatest skills.


Although being born and raised in Phoenix, Rich did move around a bit during his youth, pending time in Spain, Houston, and South Africa. In 1989 he graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Business. In 1992 he graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Juris Doctor. He immediately returned home to Phoenix after law school.


Four of Rich’s five children have graduated from Arizona Universities, and his youngest graduated in May 2020. He and his Wife Jennifer enjoy their time traveling and boating.


Areas of Practice:

  • Divorce
  • Legal Separation
  • Annulment
  • Paternity
  • Custody / Visitation
  • Property and Debt Division
  • Temporary Orders
  • Grandparent’s Rights
  • Domestic Violence
  • Modifications / Enforcement
  • Non-Parent Custody
  • Adoption / Guardianship
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Child Support


Bar Admissions:

Arizona, 1992
U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1992



  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, May, 1992
    Honors: Deans List
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, May, 1989
    Major: Business Marketing


Honors and Awards:

  • America's Top 50 Lawyers - Family Law - Arizona - 2024
  • Top 10 Attorneys, National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
  • Outstanding Contribution, Family Lawyers Assistance Project, 2015
  • Lead Counsel for Family Law, Lead Counsel Review Board, 2015
  • Top Contributor, AVVO, 2014
  • Top Contributor, AVVO, 2013
  • Top Contributor, AVVO, 2012
  • For Love of Justice Award, Volunteer Lawyers Program, Outstanding Service in Family Law Community Education, 2005
  • Certificate of Appreciation, State Bar of Arizona “For Volunteering Time and Service on Free Legal Advice Day”, 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Family Law Assistance Project, “For Outstanding Service” and Conducting “Litigant Without Lawyers” Seminar for Pro Per Litigants, 2003
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Volunteers Lawyer Association and Family Law Assistance Project, “For Outstanding Service and FLAP Volunteer since 1996”, 2002
  • Recognized as one of the Top 50 Attorneys of the Year “For Leadership, Commitment and Generosity in Providing Legal Assistance to Clients in Arizona” by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education, 2003
  • ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR, Family Law Assistance Project. “For Outstanding Service to Pro Se Clients in Family Law”, 2002 – 2003


Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar Of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • WB Putnam American Inn of Court


Past Employment Positions:

  • Jon C. Dake & Assoc,. P.C, Phoenix, Arizona, Associate Attorney, 2000 – 2005
  • Bellah & Harrian, Associate Attorney, 1998 – 2000
  • John T. Fields, Associate Attorney, 1996 – 1998
  • Law Office of Rich J. Peters, Phoenix, Arizona, Sole Practitioner, 1992 – 1996



  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Phi Sigma Kappa



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