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10 River Park East
Suite 240
Fresno, CA 93720

559-225-3416 fax


  • University of California, Santa Barbara (Bachelor of Arts, with honors)
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (Juris Doctor with distinction, Dean's Scholarship Award, Fall 2003, 2004 & 2005 Witkin Award for Torts, Spring 2004 and Appellate Advocacy, Spring 2005)
  • Arizona State University (Masters Degree)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Courts of California, Eastern and Central Districts

Peter A. Schaffert

Senior Counsel

Practice Areas

Peter Schaffert is a Senior Counsel in the firm’s Fresno office. He represents public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including labor negotiations, grievance arbitration, discrimination/harassment claims, employee terminations and discipline, leaves, workplace privacy, wage and hour requirements and litigation. Mr. Schaffert also advises public sector employers in general counsel matters, including complying with the Brown Act, conflict of interest law and the Public Records Act. 

Mr. Schaffert regularly represents public sector employers in state and federal court and has successfully defended public sector employers in discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment lawsuits. He represents public sector employers before the Public Employment Relations Board and throughout the entire process of labor negotiations, including factfinding and post-factfinding negotiations. Mr. Schaffert also has obtained workplace restraining orders on behalf of public sector employers.

In addition to his labor and employment law experience, Mr. Schaffert has experience in charter school law, including compliance with the Education Code and Proposition 39 facilities agreements.

Mr. Schaffert received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Juris Doctor with distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  He also earned a master’s degree in Health Sector Management from Arizona State University.

Publications and Speaking Engagements
Mr. Schaffert contributes to the firm’s publications and blogs and is one of the firm’s FRISK® trainers. In addition, he provides training and presentations on all aspects of education law.




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