Peter W. Daniel

Peter Daniel has been practicing law since 1995, and has a diverse practice that includes Civil Litigation, Family Law litigation, Probate Litigation, and Estate Planning.

Peter has represented clients in complex Family Law matters including property division, support, child custody and visitation, paternity, and domestic violence.

Peter’s Civil Litigation practice includes personal injury matters, contract/business litigation, and real estate litigation.

Peter’s Probate Litigation practice has included family disputes relating to trusts, wills and insurance policies.

Peter’s Estate Planning practice includes drafting and administration of trusts, wills, and powers of attorney.

While with the viola Law Firm, Peter has practiced in the Family Law, Civil, and Probate Departments of State Superior Courts throughout the Bay Area, and also in Federal Court when necessary.

Peter’s wide-ranging litigation experience often serves as an advantage in Family Law matters, which often involve legal issues that cross over into other legal areas.

Because some matters call for negotiation and settlement and some require an aggressive attitude pushing forward through trial, Peter’s litigation style is adaptable to the situation at hand, depending on the goals and resources of the client.

Peter, who joined Viola Law Firm in 2014, is a tireless advocate highly effective in all courtroom situations and always keeps an eye on his client’s bottom line.

Peter attended Law School at Golden Gate University, and completed his undergraduate studies at university of Califonria at Berkeley. Peter is married, lives on the Peninsula , and has raised two successful daughters.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • California State Courts and Courts of Appeal
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D., 1995
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • B.A., 1992
    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member


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