Harry V. Peetris, II



EXPERIENCE

Harry V. Peetris, II, Esq. is a partner at Weil & Drage. He is licensed to practice law in both California and Nevada. His clients include developers, contractors, manufacturers, design professionals, homeowner associations, multinational business entities and gaming companies. He holds an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. Harry's education and experience affords him unique insight in advising clients regarding strategic business decisions, contracts, development and proactive risk management. His primary areas of litigation experience involve complex construction defect litigation, catastrophic loss, premises liability, general liability, complex business litigation, bad faith insurance litigation and business related civil litigation. Harry has consulted on development of signature destination resorts, complex domestic and international transactions, public works projects, business formation, risk management during construction and landmark environmental and toxic tort litigation. Harry enjoys a loyal client base with many core clients retaining him to act as in-house counsel and provide ongoing risk management. Harry's extensive trial experience has resulted in over $810,000,000 in jury verdicts for his clients and successful defense of high profile business, general liability, catastrophic loss and complex construction litigation.

EDUCATION

University of Southern California
Marshall School of Business
Bachelor of Science-Business, 1993

Whittier College School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1996
American Jurisprudence Award for Professional Responsibility
CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Pretrial Litigation

MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

State Bar of Nevada
State Bar of California
United States District Court, District of Nevada
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Supreme Court, Nevada
Supreme Court, California

AUTHOR AND PRESENTER

Current Legal Issues that Create Pitfalls for Engineers
(2011 ACEC/NV)

Legal Issues for Nevada Design Professionals / Contract Law for Engineers
(2009, ASCE, AIA, Half Moon Seminars)

Legal Issues for Nevada Design Professionals / Contract Law for Engineers
(2005, ASCE, AIA, Half Moon Seminars)

HONORS

Cambridge Who's Who-2009 Professional of the Year
     Representing the Legal Services Industry

CONTACT INFO

California Office (949) 837-8200
Nevada Office (702) 314-1905

hpeetris@weildrage.com