Founding Partner and Strategic Consultant

Pete is one of the founding partners of Pacific Apex Law Group, LLP. He focuses his law practice in the areas of Health Care and Life Sciences and Estate Planning and Asset Protection. Pete also serves as in-house counsel for an acute care hospital. Prior to founding Pacific Apex Law Group, Pete developed a successful solo law firm primarily focused on assisting clients with estate planning matters.

Pete is a retired U.S. Army Medical Service Corps officer and a former healthcare executive having served as a COO, CIO, and CEO of various healthcare organizations and systems across the United States. In addition to practicing law, Pete has extensive experience in business development. He regularly consults with providers and medical groups developing freestanding emergency departments and micro hospitals. In fact, he assisted in drafting legislation related to providers owning freestanding emergency departments.

Pete is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) licensed flight instructor for airplanes and helicopters, so in his free time he is often instructing and flying. Pete co-founded, and remains actively involved with, K9s Healing Hearts, LLC, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help special needs children receive comfort or service dogs.

Court Admissions:

State of Washington
State of New Mexico
State of Oregon 
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington


University of Nevada at Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, Juris Doctor
Baylor University, Master of Arts, Healthcare Administration
University of Southern California, Master of Science, Systems Management
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Bachelor of Arts, Professional Aeronautics

Designations, Professional Activities, and Community Engagement:
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Accredited Attorney for Veterans' Benefits

American College of Healthcare Executives, Life Fellow
American College of Medical Practice Executives, Life Fellow

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Spokane County Bar Association

Presentations and Teaching:

  • Adjunct Professor, Undergraduate Programs, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas

  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate Programs, University of La Verne, La Verne, California