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Peter Boya Lu

Attorney of Law

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Meet our Attorney

Attorney of Law

A member of the Washington State Bar Association since 2019, Peter Lu hails from Bend, Oregon. A magna cum laude graduate from Bowling Green State University, he furthered his legal studies at Columbia Law School, obtaining his J.D. in 2018. Peter boasts extensive experience in criminal and family law, having served in prominent roles at institutions like the Summit County Prosecutor’s office and the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. His expertise ranges from handling misdemeanor trials to complex family law matters like divorce and child custody.

Born and raised in the picturesque city of Bend, Oregon, Peter Yu stands as a testament to dedication, expertise, and legal prowess. With a career that reflects not just extensive experience, but also a deep commitment to justice, Peter has solidified his place among the best in the legal domain.

Peter’s journey in the realm of law began with a strong academic foundation. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Bowling Green State University. During his time there, his academic excellence was recognized with a Merit Scholarship, and he was a consistent name on the Dean’s List. Demonstrating leadership qualities early on, Peter served as the Treasurer for the BGSU Law Society, an indication of his commitment to legal endeavors even during his undergraduate years.

His pursuit of legal expertise led him to Columbia Law School in New York, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2018. At Columbia, Peter was not just a student; he was an active participant in shaping the legal discourse. He served as the Staff Editor for the Journal of Environmental Law and took on the role of Student Editor for the Foundation Moot Court Program. His time at Columbia prepared him for the rigorous and challenging world of law, and he transitioned seamlessly into his professional life.

From his early roles to his recent endeavors, Peter’s experience spans a broad spectrum of legal cases. He independently managed over a thousand criminal cases, guiding them from the initial charging stage to appeals. His expertise in litigation has been evident in over a hundred civil cases, covering a diverse range including family law, real estate, and contracts. His courtroom experiences are notable, with Peter first-chairing two misdemeanor jury trials to verdict and a bench trial.

Peter’s professional trajectory includes serving at renowned legal establishments like Summit County Prosecutor’s office, Washington State Attorney General’s office, and Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. His responsibilities ranged from extensive research and case management to coordination with law enforcement and other legal entities. Whether it was his time as the Assistant District Attorney at Nassau County or his tenure as a Federal Prosecution Extern at the United States Attorney’s Office, Peter’s dedication to the pursuit of justice remained unwavering.

Licensed with the Washington State Bar Association, Peter’s reputation in the legal community is one of impeccable professionalism and unmatched expertise. His career is a testament to his relentless pursuit of justice, his constant zeal for knowledge, and growth, and his commitment to every case he takes on.

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School New York, NY
    – Activities: Journal of Environmental Law (Staff Editor), Foundation Moot Court Program (Student Editor).
  • Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
    – B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude.
    – Honors: Merit Scholarship Recipient, Dean’s List.
    – Activities: BGSU Law Society (Treasurer).
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Bar And Court Admissions

  • Peter is licensed in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association.
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Key Achievements

  • Successfully represented and advised numerous clients in family law, criminal defense, civil litigation, and probate matters.
  • Successfully represented and advised nuMasterfully managed a vast caseload encompassing high-level felonies in juvenile delinquency.
  • Demonstrated unmatched proficiency in researching, drafting, and arguing pretrial motions.
  • Garnered significant experience in post-sentence proceedings, showcasing unparalleled research and legal briefing skills.
  • Championed misdemeanor cases, displaying a thorough understanding of case management from arraignment to disposition.
  • Steered felony prosecutions involving Arson, Robbery, and Burglary.
  • Steered felony prosecutions involving Arson, Robbery, and Burglary.
  • Gained invaluable experience working on domestic violence cases, which included victim interviews, issuing subpoenas, conducting discovery, and crafting plea offers.

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