Pete was raised in Ithaca, a small town in upstate New York. In high school, he captained the football, baseball and track teams, and spent his winters shoveling the massive amounts of snow Ithaca gets every year. After he graduated from college, Pete sought an escape from East Coast winters, so pursued a life-long dream and moved to Madrid, Spain. He soon found a job teaching English to children at a primary school and eventually moved his way up to teaching executives at the corporate headquarters of one of the largest banks in Spain. During his free time, he ate many tapas and traveled throughout Europe.
After teaching for several years, Pete was looking for a new challenge. Born the son of an attorney, Pete always had a passion for advocating for the rights of those who had been victimized by the wrongful acts of others and needed help. After graduating from law school, Pete joined a law firm in the Sacramento area where he represented individual consumers against large corporations.
For several years, Pete fought against auto dealerships and vehicle manufacturers who sold defective “lemon” cars to unsuspecting members of the general public, helping hundreds of clients get the justice they deserved. In 2014, Pete decided to relocate to Denver where he soon joined the law firm of Franklin D. Azar & Associates, and he now focuses his practice on personal injury cases. Pete has honed his litigation skills by representing clients in numerous depositions and mediations, and negotiated over 350 settlements, including several six figure settlements. More importantly, he committed himself to putting his clients at the center of his law practice.
In college Pete played on the varsity football team, and still enjoys playing flag football on the weekends, even though his foot speed seems to get slower every year. He also enjoys skiing and hiking in the mountains.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- California, 2009
- Colorado, 2013
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2010
- U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2014
- California Western School of Law
- J.D. – 2009
- Ithaca College
- B.A. – 2003
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Denver Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Colorado Trial Lawyers Association