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Peter James Chambers


Based in Marin County, Peter Chambers proudly defends his clients against their government. Mr. Chambers is at the vanguard of criminal defense law, regularly leveraging the latest legal and technological tools to improve his clients' situation. Never afraid of taking a case to trial, Mr. Chambers takes just as much pride in the number of cases dismissed before ever reaching the jury.

Before swapping coasts and counsel tables, Mr. Chambers served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, NY, prosecuting cases from attempted murder to petty theft. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, the Journal of Law & Policy, and worked as research assistant for the preeminent New York evidence treatise, Prince, Richardson on Evidence. A Dannenberg Scholar at Oberlin College, Mr. Chambers also completed non-degree legal coursework at Harvard University.

Mr. Chambers is a member emeritus Board of Directors of the Fairfax-San Anselmo Children's Center, where he still helps support low-income families receive essential child care. He lives in Marin with his partner Julia and son Otis.

Awards and Associations

  • The State Bar of California
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

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