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Peter A. Talevich

Fax +1.206.623.7022

Mr. Talevich is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office whose practice focuses on complex commercial disputes.

Mr. Talevich has assisted clients in a broad variety of litigation matters. He has successfully litigated or settled cases involving such diverse areas as:

  • Post-employment restrictive covenants;
  • Trade secrets;
  • Probate, trusts, and estates, including litigation under the Trusts and Estates Dispute Resolution Act (“TEDRA”), representing beneficiaries and fiduciaries;
  • Constitutional law and civil rights;
  • State and federal securities law; and
  • Real property law (including the Washington Deeds of Trust Act and landlord-tenant law).

Mr. Talevich also has significant mediation and arbitration experience. He assists clients in all aspects of their cases, including fact and expert discovery, motions practice, drafting pleadings and briefs, alternative dispute resolution, and trial.

Mr. Talevich is a member of the appellate practice group and has participated in matters before the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington Supreme Court, the Fifth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Professional Background

Mr. Talevich has worked for K&L Gates since 2011. He currently serves as Editor of the Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, a comprehensive treatise summarizing Washington law. Mr. Talevich has served as Chair of the King County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and was awarded the King County Bar Association President’s Award in 2014 for his service to the organization.

Mr. Talevich has provided extensive pro bono services to clients throughout his career. Since 2012, he has regularly represented tenants facing eviction at the King County Bar Association Housing Justice Project clinic. Mr. Talevich has also served as counsel to plaintiffs in a high-profile civil rights case filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, and has defended clients in tort proceedings on a pro bono basis. Mr. Talevich has served on numerous committees at the firm, including the Associate Liaison Committee and the Diversity Committee.

Mr. Talevich was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2009. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Thomas S. Zilly, United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, and as a research assistant to Professor John McKay.


  • Recipient of the King County Bar Association President’s Award, 2014
  • Recognized as Washington “Rising Star,” 2013-2016
  • Winner of 2009 National Burton Award for Distinguished Writing
  • Recipient of Dean's Medal, Seattle University School of Law, 2009
  • CALI Awards for Future Excellence in Property, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Legal Writing I, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Business Entities, Individual Income Taxation, Criminal Procedure Investigative, and Trial Advocacy

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Chair, King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2015-2016; Vice Chair, 2014-2015, Trustee, 2013-2016
  • Editor in Chief, King County Bar Association Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • King County Prosecutor Fellowship (2014) (represented the state of Washington in several felony jury trials)
  • United Way of King County, Emerging Leader Promotor and Member, Legal Steering Committee
  • Seattle University School of Law Alumni Board, Development Committee Member
  • Chair, Alumni Steering Committee for Seattle University School of Law Public Interest Law Foundation Auction