About Paul S. Peters III, Esq.


Paul S. Peters III, Esquire is the owner of The Peters Firm, PLLC.  He concentrates his law practice in the areas of  Bankruptcy & Debtor’s Rights, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Employment Law, Estate Planning, and Business Law.  The Peters Firm, PLLC has locations in Elkins Park, Philadelphia, and Norristown.  


Paul grew up in the Lawndale section of Northeast Philadelphia.  He attended school in the Philadelphia Public School system and was educated at Crossan Elementary, Wilson Middle, and Northeast High.  After graduating from Northeast High School, he received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Albright College in 1998, and his law degree from Widener University School of Law in 2001.


Immediately following law school, Paul opened his own law practice in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.  There, he served clients in and around Philadelphia in areas of law including criminal defense, bankruptcy, family law, and personal injury.  After 13 successful years of practice, Paul decided to take a sabbatical from the law to teach and coach.  Paul spent 5 years teaching business and law classes, coaching track and cross country, and serving as the Human Resources Director and General Counsel at Nazareth Academy High School in Philadelphia.  Paul continues to serve as an adjunct professor in the Schools of Criminal Justice and Business Administration at Holy Family University.  Paul has taught courses in Introduction to Criminal Justice, Ethics in Criminal Justice (Undergraduate and Graduate), Race & Crime, Juvenile Justice Courses, Criminal Law, Court Procedures and Policies, Labor Law, Legal Issues in  Sports, and Business Law.

While Paul found his work as a teacher and coach to be incredibly rewarding, he missed practicing the law and helping clients.  In March of 2018, Paul returned to the legal profession.  Paul prides himself as an attorney who is highly skilled in the areas in which he practices, and one who assists his clients with care and without judgment, and with a desire to help them navigate some of life’s most difficult circumstances.  It is the compassion, patience, and understanding Paul shows his clients that be believes distinguishes him from other attorneys.

Hobbies and Interests

Paul has been a dedicated and avid runner for most of his life.  He was a four-year varsity runner on Northeast High School’s Cross Country and Track Teams, where he experienced great success and learned to love and embrace the sport of running.  He continued his running career at Albright College participating in the college’s cross country and track teams.  After college and law school, Paul developed an interest in running marathons and ultra-marathons.  His first marathon was the Pittsburgh Marathon, and he went on to run the Philadelphia Marathon multiple times, the Boston Marathon twice, and marathons in Miami, Baltimore, New Jersey, Vermont, and Washington D.C.  Paul has also competed in 50- mile, 100- mile, 24- hour, and 12- hour races.  The highlight of Paul’s running career was the 200-mile Ragnar Relay that he did with 5 friends in 2011.  Most recently, Paul did a 12-Hour treadmill run on Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018, to raise money for scholarships at Manor College in Jenkintown, PA.

Paul has played guitar since middle school and plays duets with his daughter on the violin at her music school once or twice a year.

Paul is an avid reader and is always reading one book and listening to one book at the same time all year.


Paul lives in Elkins Park with his wife Heather and daughter Hsin-Hua.  Paul and his wife met the first weekend of college and have been together for 24 years.  Heather is the VP of Human Resources for Allan Myers, a heavy civil construction company based in Worcester, PA.  Their daughter Hsin-Hua is 11 years old and in the 5th grade at Germantown Friends School.  The family also has 4 cats, and 6 backyard chickens.

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