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Peter J. Strand


UT – Salt Lake City
T: 801.797.1908 | F: 801.384.0554


Peter has more than a decade of experience as a litigator handling all phases of litigation—motion practice, discovery, jury and bench trials, and ADR mediations and arbitrations. He vigorously moves cases toward early resolution and successfully argues dispositive motions, including summary judgment motions and motions to dismiss, on behalf of his clients.

Peter’s legal experience includes handling a variety of criminal and civil matters in both state and federal courts. Prior to joining Litchfield Cavo LLP, he was an assistant attorney general and defended state agencies and employees in civil rights cases. Peter previously represented veterans in cases ranging from civil matters, such as disability benefits cases and contract disputes, to criminal cases including assault.


  • Obtained summary judgment in a Federal lawsuit alleging our university client violated Title IX.
  • Obtained summary judgment for state agency and its employees in a Federal lawsuit alleging violations of the First and Eighth Amendments.
  • Obtained a dismissal of all claims in an Americans with Disability Act (ADA) case involving our school district client’s administrative requirements for service animals in classrooms.
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims on behalf of a board of directors in a shareholder lawsuit.
  • Negotiated tenant client’s dismissal of toxic tort claims against commercial property owner.