Our Team: Senior Counsel

Peter Richter

Senior Counsel


Lynch Murphy McLane is pleased to welcome Peter as Senior Counsel to the firm.

Peter, for 51 years, studied, practiced, and taught persuasion and trial advocacy as a business trial lawyer with Miller Nash, as a ProTem Judge, and as an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Law School. Peter is available for consulting on strategy and tactics in preparing for and trying civil cases.

When not preparing for trial, Peter enjoys skiing, playing tennis, riding his KTM motorcycles, reading history, and hiking with Leslie, his wife of 55 years.


During his 49 years at Miller Nash, Peter has prepared for and tried hundreds of civil cases in numerous areas of the law, specializing in jury trials. He has tried cases in many areas of the law, including multi-million dollar cases in contracts, real estate, securities fraud, anti-trust, employment, and trust and partnership. In addition to teaching many trial advocacy seminars, he co-founded the Oregon State Bar Trial Advocacy College, a hands-on mock trial experience for Lawyers.

Peter is admitted to practice before all Oregon courts, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation, Advocacy-Persuasion
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation


  • University of Oregon, Juris Doctorate
  • University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon

Professional Activities

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Oregon Federal Bar Association
  • Oregon Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Classroom Project, advisory board member and lecturer


  • The Quickstep Guide to Trial Advocacy


  • Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Federal Bar Association Federal Civil Practice Award
  • He has been recognized for his expertise by numerous trial and national legal organizations and publications including Who’s Who in American Law, Super Lawyers, National Law Journal, Best Lawyers in America, Martindale Hubbell Preeminent rating by peers and judges, certificates of appreciation from the Oregon Supreme Court, Oregon State Bar, Multnomah County, Federal Bar Association, and Lewis and Clark Law School.
  • Benchmark–Litigation Star 2023

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