Experience & Expertise

Law Office of Peter F. McAweeney - PFM Law

After 25 years as a corporate litigator in San Francisco handling large, complex litigation matters, Peter now practices exclusively in the area of trusts, wills and estates, including estate planning, trust administration and probate.  Peter works with clients on designing and implementing their estate plans, from simple to complex, including living trusts, wills, powers of attorney and advanced health care directives.  He helps clients navigate the complexities of estate planning, from big picture thinking to the myriad of details.  He assists clients with property transfer agreements, transfer deeds and life insurance and retirement account beneficiary designations.  He also works with trustees and executors on trust and estate administration matters, including the preparation of trust and estate accountings, and assists in the preparation of estate and gift tax returns.  


Heller Ehrman, San Francisco, CA 1990-2008.  Complex litigation attorney.

Morgan Lewis, San Francisco, CA 2008-2015. Complex litigation attorney.

Clement Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy, Santa Rosa, CA 2015-2018.  Estate planning attorney.


Bachelor of Science (BS), University of California, Berkeley, 1986

Juris Doctorate (JD), University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 1990

Master of Law (LLM),  Estate Planning, Golden Gate University, 2016

Admitted to practice law by the California Bar in 1990.



Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County - Member, Board of Directors,  

Sonoma County Mental Health Board - Member

Alexander Valley Film Society - Member, Advisory Team

Cloverdale Arts Alliance - Volunteer


AIDS Legal Referral Panel - Volunteer Attorney and Member, Board of Directors, , 1990-2007

East Bay Community Law Center - Founding member, legal services volunteer, and Chair, Board of Directors, 1988-1996

Contact Us

Contact me for your estate planning needs

Law Office of Peter F. McAweeney

peter@pfm-law.com / PO Box 125, Cloverdale, CA 95425

(707) 894-9137 (Office) / (415) 218-3243 (Cell)


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