Peter grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana, and graduated from Chesterton High School before continuing his education at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. At Wabash College, Peter was a rhetoric major and religion minor, as well as a member of the Football team, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Sphinx Club, and Intra-Fraternity Counsel. During his time in college, Peter completed an internship with Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where he assisted a partner in anticipation of a complex civil trial. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in 2015, Peter attended Valparaiso University Law School, where he was in the top 15% percent of his class, a member of the Valparaiso Honors Program, and a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Julia Jent in the Porter County Superior Court. Peter then transferred to Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he completed an externship with IUPUI’s Athletic Department and was the recipient of the Patrick J. Burns Excellence in Tax Award.
During his time in law school, Peter worked as a certified legal intern for Trapp Law, LLC, in Indianapolis, where he assisted attorneys on numerous criminal defense litigation and family law matters. After graduating law school in 2018, Peter accepted a position as an associate attorney for Trapp Law, LLC, and was quickly responsible for the firm’s low-level felony and misdemeanor cases. At the age of 24, Peter obtained his first not-guilty jury verdict for a client charged with Level 3 Felony Rape. In addition to criminal law, Peter has experience in family law, estate litigation, civil litigation, and worker’s compensation proceedings. Peter now returns to Northwest Indiana to join the accomplished trial attorneys at Stracci Law Group.