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Peter R. Spurzem earned his undergraduate degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from UCLA in 1979, and Master of Arts degrees from the State University of New York in 1983 and from San Francisco State University in 1990. He taught at the college level for a number of years. He graduated from Hastings College of the Law in 1995 and was employed by a major trial firm before moving to Hollister in 1997. His practice emphasizes general litigation, including civil, business and probate litigation, commercial and residential real estate issues, and family law, including neutral divorce mediation and the handling of complex asset cases.


Areas of Practice

General Civil, Business and Probate Litigation

Family Law

Neutral Divorce Mediation

Commercial and Residential Real Estate

Estate Planning and Estate Administration


Bar Admissions

California, 1995

U.S. District Court N. District of California, 1998

U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2000



JD. UC Hastings College of the Law

San Francisco, California, 1995
Hastings Law Journal, 1992 - 1995


M.A. Philosophy, State University of New York

Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, 1983


M.A. English CSU San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 1990


B.A. Philosophy University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California 1979


Professional Associations and Memberships

San Benito County Bar Association:

Vice President 1999 - 2001


San Benito County Bar Association

President 2001 - 2003


United Way of San Benito Co.,

Board of Directors 2001 - 2003


San Benito County Chamber of Commerce,

Board of Directors 2001 - 2007


San Benito County Law Library

Trustee 2000 - Present


American Bar Association




Lambda Chi Alpha

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