The law firm of Peters, Habib, McKenna & Juhl-Rhodes, LLP traces its origin back to Guy R. Kennedy, a nephew of Annie and General Bidwell, who developed the Chico area through a land grant in the 1800’s. Sometime after Mr. Kennedy established his practice in approximately 1896, Jerome Peters, Sr. joined Mr. Kennedy in the practice of law, followed by his son, Jerome Peters, Jr. Areas of the firm’s practice now extend to all of Northern California. Emphasis is placed on a broad range of litigation matters and legal representation. The firm encourages active community involvement by its members in civic and professional activities.
The Peters firm has a long history of serving and representing municipalities, private entities and clients in a broad range of civil and municipal matters. Members of the firm have decades of combined experience handling public entity tort claims, serious personal injury and property damage related claims (plaintiff and defense), minor abuse cases,premises liability, eminent domain and inverse condemnation cases (representing public utility companies, municipalities and owners), employment disputes, insurance coverage disputes, roadway design and other safety related cases, breach of contract cases, environmental litigation, construction defect cases, mobilehome park code compliance cases, and other civil and municipal matters. The firm maintains a professional staff of highly qualified legal assistants, each of whom provide legal support to the attorneys. The firm prides itself on finding ways to avoid litigation when possible, and on resolving cases fairly, promptly and efficiently when litigation is required.