Attorney Peter Christensen

Legal services and risk management focused on real estate valuation and insurance coverage.

Get legal advice

If you need legal advice or representation on a valuation, litigation or risk management-related matter, please reach out to me: peter@valuationlegal.com or 805-689-7807.

Take my class: Appraiser Liability 101

Appraiser Liability 101 is a 4-hour online class for appraisers. It's approved for CE credit in a growing number of states. Click on the icon for the class website www.valuationeduction.com.

Read my book: Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers

I've written a book about all kinds of liability issues relating to appraisals and appraisers. It's published by the Appraisal Institute.

What's the statute of limitations?

What's the statute of limitations for an appraisal negligence claim? That's one of the most common questions I'm asked. The answer depends on your state. Click on the icon for a state-by-state chart.

Meet Peter and the team

I have been a member of the California bar since 1993, and I am also licensed as a property and casualty insurance broker. My law practice focuses on real estate valuation and insurance coverage. I earned both my BS in business administration and JD at the University of California at Berkeley. Following graduation from law school, I practiced law with the national firms of Latham & Watkins LLP and Irell & Manella LLP. I then served for 14 years as the general counsel of LIA Administrators & Insurance Services, which specializes in providing liability insurance to appraisers, appraisal management companies and right-of-way service providers. I met my spouse Cara in high school and we completed business and law school together at Berkeley. She's part of the team.

Peter Christensen

Attorney

California State Bar Member
UC Berkeley, School of Law, JD
UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, BS

Cara Christensen

Cara Christensen

Attorney

California State Bar Member
UC Berkeley, School of Law, JD
UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, BS

Get in touch

peter@valuationlegal.com
805-689-7807
Mon-Fri 8-5 Pacific

1600 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101