Nathan Perea is rated "Excellent" by AVVO and received the Clients' Choice Award in 2013. Mr. Perea has invested himself in the legal profession for over 20 years, as a student, clerk, and practitioner. His primary focus is business and real estate transactions and litigation. His cases include breach of duties, fraudulent representations, insurance bad faith, elder abuse, sexual harassment, invasion of privacy, and catastrophic personal injury cases.
Mr. Perea was born in Maryland, in a small town along the Chesapeake Bay. His father, a native Californian, moved the family to California when Mr. Perea was five years old. Mr. Perea attended the University of California Santa Cruz, where he graduated with a degree in Politics and a minor in Sociology in 1997. As a student at UCSC Mr. Perea received a Chancellor's Undergraduate Internship, acting as a student liaison with the University's housing department.
In 2000, Mr. Perea entered law school at Lewis & Clark College, Northwestern School of Law in Portland, Oregon. He earned his Juris Doctorate in 2003. He received a scholarship from the Oregon State Bar Association and clerked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon. During his second year in law school, he clerked for a regional Trucking Industry Defense Firm. Following graduation, he clerked for the Hon. Judge Michael McShane, currently a United States District Court Judge for the District of Oregon.
Perea Law, APC, opened in January of 2017. Prior to opening Perea Law, APC, Mr. Perea was a partner at a premier public entity and civil rights defense firm, in Riverside, California. He successfully defended social workers, law enforcement officers, medical professionals, and public agencies against claims of Constitutional Rights violations including claims arising from the First, Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. He has defended claims asserted by parents suspected of abuse, children placed into protective custody and examined by healthcare officials, and inmates claiming unlawful confinement and illegal jail conditions.
Mr. Perea has experience handling a wide range of litigation matters for public entities, HOAs, insurance carriers, third party administrators, businesses, employers, employees, and individuals. Mr. Perea's case list includes matters involving Superfund Sites; the Clean Water Act; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); California Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act (RESPA); Davis Sterling Act; Breach of Contract; Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Premises Liability; Product Liability; Negligent Hiring; Negligent Supervision; Breach of Non-Disclosure Agreement; Magnussen-Moss Warranty Act; Song-Beverly Act; Unlawful Detainer; Breach of Commercial Lease; Interference with Business Contract; Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage; Elder Abuse; Invasion of Privacy; Defamation of Character; Medical Malpractice; Physical Therapy Malpractice; Dental Malpractice; Catastrophic Automobile Accidents; Catastrophic Brain Injuries; Bivens claims.
Mr. Perea is admitted to practice in every state Court in California, as well as the federal district courts of the Southern, Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California. He is licensed with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Mr. Perea is a former board member of the Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a former volunteer with the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association in Riverside, and a former chairman of the board for the Unforgettables Foundation.
Mr. Perea has received numerous philanthropic awards including the foundations’ Heart Award awarded by the Unforgettable Foundation for commendable philanthropic activities in the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. He has also received Certificates of Recognition for his philanthropic work from Richard D. Roth, Senator 31st District of California, The County of San Bernardino, and the California Legislature Assembly.
Theresa Moser is a Certified Paralegal receiving her American Bar Association Paralegal Certificate from El Camino College in 1994. Ms. Moser comes to Perea Law, APC from San Diego, California where she supported several law firms throughout her time there. Immediately prior to Perea Law, APC, she was a Paralegal at an international law firm.
Theresa Moser has over 25 years of legal experience as a Certified Paralegal, crossing a myriad of legal fields, including litigation, bankruptcy, construction defect, medical malpractice, family law, probate litigation and judgment enforcement.
Ms. Moser served as Legal Procedures Chairperson and later Vice President of the Northern San Diego County Legal Professionals Association. After spending the past 8 years in a civil litigation firm in downtown San Diego, she is now living in Temecula and loving it. She brings knowledge, experience and exceptional client service to our firm and her experience is invaluable.
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