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Nathan A. Perea, Esq. has successfully litigated hundreds of cases in federal and state court. From catastrophic injuries, to neighbor disputes, from large complex environmental litigation to small business transactions, Mr. Perea consistently dedicates himself to providing excellent, accessible, sound, legal advice. As a former partner of a premier civil rights defense firm in California, Mr. Perea has produced effective results for large corporate and public entity clients.

Mr. Perea grew-up in Southern California and graduated with a degree in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1997.
Upon graduating from UCSC, Mr. Perea pursued his legal studies at Lewis & Clark Law School, a top 100, ABA accredited law school located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest city of Portland, Oregon. He was an Oregon State Bar scholarship recipient, earned a clerkship with the United States Attorneys, in the Civil Division for the District of Oregon, Portland District Office, and clerked with the Gilroy Law Firm, a preeminent Trucking Industry Defense Firm, in Portland. Mr. Perea has passed both the California and Oregon State Bar Exams.

Upon graduation, Mr. Perea was given a rare opportunity to clerk for the Honorable Michael McShane, now a District Court Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. After clerking for the Honorable Michael McShane, and returning to the Gilroy Law Firm, in 2005 Mr. Perea returned to Southern California to serve the community he grew-up in, and practice near his extended family.

Mr. Perea has sat on the board for the Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and was the board chair for The Unforgettable Foundation. He has also volunteered countless hours to the Inland Empire community including providing pro-bono legal advice to the indigent.  He has been recognized by the State of California Assembly, the State Senate, the City of Loma Linda, and various community leaders for his community service and commitment to serving the underprivileged.

Mr. Perea is currently licensed to practice in the State of California, and all of its courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He has also met the statutory requirements to practice in the Juvenile Dependency Court’s throughout California.

Mr. Perea’s law practice is focused on business litigation, including residential and commercial real estate, employment, and contract disputes; and civil rights litigation including parent, children and family rights.

Undergraduate Degree: BA Politics, Minor Sociology from the University of California Santa Cruz, 1997
Juris Doctorate: Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, 2003

Licenses: State of California,
United States District Court, Central District
United States District Court, Eastern Division
United States District Court, Southern Division
United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Areas of Law
  • Civil Litigation – Business Litigation
  • Employment – Wrongful Termination
  • Wage & Hour
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Liberties
  • Civil Rights Defense
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Rights
  • Discrimination
  • Gay and Lesbian Rights
  • Handicapped Rights
  • Human Rights
  • International Human Rights
  • Personal Rights
  • Prisoners Rights
  • Prisoners Rights Class Actions
  • Public Interest Law
  • Race Discrimination
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Womens Rights
  • Adoptions
  • Agency Adoptions
  • Independent Adoptions
  • International Adoptions
  • Interstate Adoptions
  • Private Adoptions
  • Adoption Fraud
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • E-Discovery
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • International Litigation
  • Long-Arm Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • U.S. Supreme Court Litigation
  • Immigration Law
  • Asylum
  • Business Immigration
  • Citizenship
  • Consular Law
  • Deportation
  • Diplomatic Immunity
  • Employment Authorizations
  • Employment Immigration
  • Employment Visas
  • Family Immigration Law
  • Immigration Discrimination
  • Investor Visas
  • Labor Certifications
  • Permanent Visas
  • Political Asylum
  • Refugee Law
  • Religious Visas
  • Removal Proceedings
  • Visas
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Associations Law
  • Business Cooperatives
  • Business Crimes
  • Business Development
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Estate Planning
  • Business Formation
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Planning
  • Business Regulation
  • Business Reorganization
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Successions
  • Business Syndication
  • Business Taxation
  • Business Torts
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Transfers
  • Business Trusts
  • Business Valuation
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Estate Planning
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Closely Held Business Taxation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Cooperative Taxation
  • Emerging Business Law
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Entrepreneurial Business Law
  • Family Business Law
  • Family Business Mediation
  • Family Business Successions
  • International Business Law
  • International Joint Ventures
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Minority Business Law
  • Pass-Through Entities
  • Private Business Law
  • Privatization
  • Professional Practices
  • Small Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Trade and Professional Associations
  • Trade Association Law
Admission Details
  • Admitted in 2005, California
  • 2005, United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • 2008, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • 2009, United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • 2012, United States Court ofAppeals for Veteran Claims
Law School Attended
  • Lewis & Clark Law School Class of 2003 J.D.
University Attended
  • University of California at Santa Cruz Class of 1997 B.A.
Associations & Memberships
  • Riverside County Bar 2005 to Present
  • San Bernardino Bar 2005 to Present
  • Federal Bar 2005 to 2016