Peter T. Christensen is an attorney and member of the bar in California and Washington. He maintains a law practice focused on legal, regulatory, and insurance issues concerning real estate valuation. His legal counsel is regularly sought out by clients for liability and disciplinary matters involving appraisers, appraisal firms, and appraisal management companies. He is also frequently engaged by clients to draft contracts and develop compliance documents for valuation-related services and technology. Peter has published more than 70 articles relating to appraisal liability issues, many appearing in the Appraisal Institute’s Valuation magazine, and has presented hundreds of liability prevention seminars to appraisers.

Peter earned both his BS in business administration and his JD at the University of California at Berkeley. Following graduation from law school, he practiced law with the national firm Latham & Watkins LLP. He later served for 14 years as the general counsel of LIA Administrators & Insurance Services, which specializes in providing liability insurance coverage to real estate appraisers, appraisal management companies, and right of way service providers.

Peter’s law practice ( is based in Montecito, California.