for Real People
Peters Law Firm believes that the law should work for all of us. Whatever your legal needs are, you deserve a trustworthy and tenacious attorney that will fight for you. We get to know our clients and will build a strong evidence-based case that champions you throughout the legal process. Peters Law Firm is here to get the job done right — for you.
How We Help Our Clients Every Day
Peters Law Firm provides a wide range of legal services to help our clients. If you have any questions, even about a legal issue that is not mentioned below, please feel free to reach out to us for a consultation.
+ Traffic and Criminal Law
- Traffic Offenses
- Reckless Driving
- Criminal Defense
+ Family Law
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Property and Separation Agreements
+ General Practice
- Land, Property, or Real Estate*
- Amending or Revising a Will*
- Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Power of Attorney*
* Peters Law Firm accepts new clients on a case-by-case basis for these areas of law. Every case is carefully evaluated during the initial consultation with the client for these practice areas.
Rebecca Johnson Peters, Esquire
Rebecca has always had a passion for helping others. She believes that every client deserves a voice, no matter their situation. This belief has informed her career, leading her to focus in family law, criminal law, and trial advocacy. After graduating from the University of Richmond School of Law, she became licensed to practice in both Georgia and Virginia.
She received the Family Law Award from the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Her previous experience includes the Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic at the University of Richmond School of Law, and she was also inducted into the Order of Barristers for demonstrating exceptional skill in trial advocacy and oral advocacy. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, General Practice Section of the Virginia State Bar, Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association, and Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association. She has also been admitted to the Supreme Court of Virginia, Court of Appeals of Virginia, and all Virginia Trial Courts.
Rebecca was born and raised in Hanover County, Virginia. She currently lives in Church Hill with her husband and their two cats. During the summer, she and her husband both enjoy boating and sailing in New England.
Fighting for you, working with you
While other attorneys are unpredictable in cost and results, Peters Law Firm was built to provide stability for our clients.
+ Personal Touch
We take the time to get to know you personally. We believe that a good relationship between attorney and client is key to building a strong case.
When you need an advocate, Peters Law Firm will fight for you and your rights. This determination means that we will accept nothing less than the best possible outcomes for our clients.
What Our Clients are Saying
3 Words: HIRE. THIS. ATTORNEY. Do yourself a huge favor and get Rebecca before someone else does! Rebecca is an honest, awesome and tough attorney. My case was extremely complicated and Rebecca treated my case and me as a person with respect and professionalism. She knows exactly what she is doing and is a formidable force in the court room. She is extremely sharp and knows her stuff. She worked diligently for me and my family and I am so grateful to her for WINNING my case. Rebecca gets it done!!
I reached out to Ms. Rebecca immediately after receiving a reckless driving ticket with court summons. Needless to say, I was extremely worried. I was already stressed out from working and going to school simultaneously; a misdemeanor was the last thing I needed. Within 12 hours of emailing Ms. Rebecca, she called me and gave me a full run down of her game plan. I did zero work. Any time something needed to be done on my behalf, she emailed me what to do, how to do it, when to do it by, and oh by the way here’s the link. Everything else that could be done by her (99% of it) she did. I spent nights worrying and watching YouTube videos of lawyers talking about what it means to get a RD ticket and how screwed I was; in hindsight fruitlessly. My RD charge was dropped, no community service, no courses, nothing required of me at all other than an $80 court fee(which Ms. Rebecca of course sent me exact instructions on where to go, how to pay, and by when to do it). She charged very little for her stellar services and I can not be more grateful. My insurance rate and driving record thank her. If you were driving too fast or too aggressively and got busted, there’s no reason to let it stress you out or take a dent out of your paycheck. Give Ms. Rebecca a call and let her take care of it.
Rebecca is professional, honest, and empathic. After I received my first speeding ticket, I was feeling nervous and overwhelmed. Having Rebecca as my lawyer was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made. She was honest and empathetic with me throughout the legal process. If you want a lawyer that you can trust and that will care about you, I highly recommend hiring Rebecca Peters as your lawyer.
I was so impressed! Rebecca is a smart and incredibly competent defense attorney, determined to get the best result for her client. Her knowledge of the legal system, her value for “relationships”, and her creativity will undoubtedly serve you well if you choose her to represent you, just as it served me. Through her, I received a miracle of a deal, and I couldn’t speak more favorably about her performance. She was awesome!
I had the pleasure of having Rebecca Johnson Peters represent me during a very difficult custody battle. Mrs. Peters was very professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and diligent throughout the entire process. I cannot thank her enough for her devotion to my custody case, and would highly recommend Mrs. Peters.
Rebecca is the absolute best! She put real time and thought into helping me and was always available to speak when I needed her, and made me feel very comfortable through out the time we worked together! Would highly recommend!!
The attorneys at Peters Law Firm did an exceptional job in representing me in a civil case. The staff went above and beyond to represent me and my financial interests. While I have not used their services for any criminal matters, I can not imagine they would not work with the same professional diligence in that field of law. They have earned not only my gratitude but also my trust.
Very professional and the work was exceptional.
Mrs. Peters was very helpful in her consultation with me. She laid out what kind of charges I could face and what the judge & prosecutor would be looking for, as well as what sort of volunteer groups I could join for preemptive community service. Unable to take my case, she was kind enough to refer me to another lawyer who could.
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