Peter H Westby, Attorney
Experienced Arizona Civil Litigation Lawyer
Born in Minnesota, Attorney Peter Westby has resided in Arizona since 1962 and in Phoenix since 1974. Mr. Westby graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1973 and entered the practice of law as a prosecuting attorney, first with the City of Tucson and then with the Pima County Attorney's office as a Criminal Trial Deputy. He joined partner Harvey Platt in the private practice of law in Phoenix in 1974 and together they formed Platt and Westby, P.C. Mr. Westby practices in the areas of real estate law, civil litigation, family law, wills, estates, probates and trusts. In addition, the firm has expertise in Bankruptcy law, Estate litigation, Business formation, Formation of General Partnerships, Corporations and Limited Liability Companies, Business contracts and litigation, Adoption and child custody matters, guardianships and conservatorships, estate and trust administration. Mr. Westby and his firm have earned a Martindale-Hubble AV rating, the highest rating awarded for ethics and professional competence. Mr. Westby is skilled in finding solutions to personal and business challenges and believes that he can serve Clients best by researching and identifying options that are creative, cost effective and that minimize conflict and litigation. His 38+ years of experience in law and real estate investment enable him to quickly zero in on critical issues, provide a clear analysis of options and give recommendations that make sense. Mr. Westby has been married to his wife, Cathie, for over 37 years. They have raised three children, all graduates of the University of Arizona in Tucson. Mr. Westby is a former Boy Scout Leader and Scoutmaster and in his spare time remains an active outdoorsman, hiker, backpacker and climber, most recently having climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. Mr. Westby guides trips into the Grand Canyon as well as to other Arizona destinations. He and Cathie are active amateur ballroom dance competitors and enjoy social dancing, their children and travel. Mr. Westby and wife Cathie are also investors, landlords and property managers. Cathie is a licensed Realtor. Mr. Westby's charitable interests include Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, the Christian Children's Fund and the Salvation Army. He has served on the Board of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and was elected President for two consecutive terms. He also assisted in the formation and served as Board Member and legal advisor to a local non-profit children's grief support group. Mr. Westby has been selected to Arizona's Finest Lawyers.
Glendale, AZ Real Estate Attorney
In the Real Estate field Mr. Westby is proficient in the following area: Sale Agreements, Title Insurance, Deeds, Beneficiary Deeds, Community Property, Joint Tenancy Property, Easements, CC& R's, Restrictive Covenants, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Foreclosures, Mortgages, Leases and Construction Contracts, among others.
Mesa Wills & Trusts Lawyer
In the Probate and Estate field Mr. Westby is proficient in the following areas: Wills, Living Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Testate and Intestate Succession, Care Givers, Elder Law, Decedent's Estates, Spousal Allowance and Devises, among others.
Experienced Phoenix, AZ Family Law Attorney
In the Family Law area Mr. Westby is proficient in the following areas: Divorce and Annulment, Custody, Shared or Joint Custody, Visitation, Supervised Visitation, Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Joint and Shared Custody, Grandparents Rights and Paternity, among others.
Scottsdale, AZ Small Business Lawyer
In the field of Business Law Mr. Westby is proficient in the following areas: Limited Liability Companies, Corporations, S Corporation, Share Holders Agreements and General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, among others.
Mr. Westby routinely serves clients in the following areas; Tempe, Mesa, Glendale, Phoenix, Chandler, Peoria, Litchfield Park, Avondale, Sun City, Anthem, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Maricopa County, Casa Grande, and Goodyear, AZ
Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you visit other parts of the world, you will find that they are maybe a running joke about Americans. I have friends from Australia, and they often tell me that suing someone seems to be the American way.
by Kevin Cortright
Defective Product Design Cases, Excluding Other Causes and Feasible Design Alternatives
A look at the requirement of Feasible Design Alternative, and the need to show that a product is unreasonably dangerous in order to recover in a Strict liability Case.
by John Cherundolo
Removable Guards and the Case for Liability. What Warnings?
A look at the American Airlines case involving a baggage handler rendered quadriplegic as a result of an alleged defect in the baggage cart.
by John Cherundolo