Attorney Bios

A. Peter Rausch, Jr., Esq.

A. Peter Rausch, Jr.


  • College of the Pacific, University of the Pacific, B.A., Philosophy, 1981
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, J.D., 1986 (Pacific Law Journal)


  • American Bar Association
  • California State Bar
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association
  • San Francisco County Bar Association
  • Santa Cruz County Bar Association


  • California Supreme Court (1987);
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Northern Districts of California (1987);
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California (1990);
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1990);
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (1992);
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1992);
  • U.S. District Court, District of Michigan (2000);
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2003);
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (2004);
  • Hawaii Supreme Court (2006) Pro Hac Vice.

Published Decisions

Turbinator v. Superior Count, (1995) 33 Cal. App. 4th 443
In Re Bi Coastal Corporation, (1990) 124 B.R. 60

Teaching, Writing & Public Service

Mr. Rausch is a regular guest lecturer at the University of the Pacific, School of Business, presenting to undergraduate and MBA classes on legal topics involving business formation and entity selection, corporate governance and intellectual property issues.   He is the author of "Technology in Small Firm Practice," California Lawyer, (Nov. 1997) and occasionally presents continuing education seminars on the topic of law firm technology, automation and practice management. 

Peter is trained as a small claims court judge pro tem with the San Joaquin County Superior Court and  periodically presides over the Court’s small claims calendar since 1998. He also serves on the San Joaquin County Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Panel and conducts arbitrations in the Court’s ADR program. Peter has been retained privately by parties to conduct mediations and binding arbitration of civil disputes. In the fall of 2005 and spring 2007, he completed intensive and advanced professional mediation training and offers private mediation services to civil litigants embroiled in complex business and other general civil disputes.