Biography

Michael E. Peters is an attorney in the firm’s Municipal, Land Use and Zoning and Litigation practice groups.

Mr. Peters has represented clients before zoning hearing boards and municipal governing bodies in land development matters and zoning appeals, including conditional use and variance applications and substantive and procedural validity challenges. He has represented municipalities in zoning matters, ordinance drafting, and responding to right-to-know requests. Mr. Peters has litigated cases on behalf of private and municipal clients before courts of common pleas, as well as the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in matters of land development, zoning, municipal law, and statutory interpretation.

Mr. Peters serves as the Solicitor of Conshohocken, New Britain and East Greenville Boroughs.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Peters worked as a paralegal in the Philadelphia office of one of the largest law firms in the United States.

Mr. Peters contributes to the firm's popular Pennsylvania Land Use, Real Estate and Municipal Law blog, www.pazoninglawyers.com.

Memberships

Mr. Peters is a member of the Bucks County Bar Association, the Montgomery Bar Association and the Real Estate Committee of the Montgomery Bar Association.

Bar Admission

Mr. Peters is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in New Jersey.

Education

Mr. Peters earned his law degree, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C, where he was a Notes Editor for The George Washington International Law Review. He was a Research Assistant for Professor Naomi Cahn at the George Washington University Law School, and was a Contributor to a report released by The George Washington University in March 2012, Gender Equality in Employment: Policies and Practices in Switzerland and the United States. In the report, Mr. Peters authored, or co-authored, comparisons between the Swiss and American workplaces regarding issues including part-time work, childcare and school policies.

He earned his undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Psychology with highest distinction from The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as an "Associate to Watch" in Real Estate/Land Use law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016 - 2017
  • Thurgood Marshall Scholar, The George Washington University Law School

Clerkship Experience

Mike served as a Law Clerk for the Organized Crime and Narcotics Trafficking Section in the United States Attorney’s Office and for the Civil Fraud Division of the United States Department of Justice, both in Washington, D.C.

Volunteer and Community Work

  • Board Member, Bucks County Community College Foundation (2017 - present)
  • Board Member, Bucks Beautiful (2016 - present)
  • Chair, Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County Young Leaders and Professionals Fundraising and Special Events committee (2015 - present)
  • Coach, Central Bucks East Mock Trial Team (2012 - 2015)
  • Student Teacher, Street Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Legal Volunteer, DC Employment Justice Center

Personal Data

Originally from Northumberland, Pennsylvania, Mr. Peters is an avid outdoorsman and currently resides in Doylestown Township where he is frequently seen with one of his two rescue dogs.

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