The Law Office of Ashley M. Peterson

Ashley Peterson is the principal owner and founder of the Law Office of Ashley M. Peterson in San Diego, California. Her practice specializes in real estate transactions including commercial and residential property purchases and sales, for sale by owner transactions, commercial and residential leases, easements, and short term rental regulations.

Ms. Peterson is actively involved as an advisory member of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, and previously served as a 3 year voting member and secretary of that organization. In her role with the CLA, she created and planned the first Real Property Health & Wellness Retreat in Lake Tahoe in April 2022. Ms. Peterson actively served on the Executive Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association’s Real Property Law Section from 2019-2022, as well as vice-chair of the Business and Corporate section where she planned educational seminars and networking events for attorneys. Previously, she served as the 2017 chair of the New Lawyers Division of the San Diego County Bar where she mentored new attorneys in the transition from law school to legal practice.

Ms. Peterson graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in art history and criticism, and minor in English literature. Following college, she remained in San Diego where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law. Attorney Peterson is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of California and she is a licensed Notary Public of the State of California, Commission Number 2123759.

In her free time, Ms. Peterson enjoys giving back to the San Diego Community through her service as a volunteer in 5th grade classrooms where she conducts interactive mock trial presentations with the students in order to educate them about the courtroom process and the role of lawyers, as well as providing pro bono legal services to clients through the California Western School of Law legal clinic.

Ms. Peterson is honored to have been named as one of the top 50 influential business leaders in San Diego by the Daily Transcript in 2017, as one of the top 100 attorneys in San Diego Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” in 2017, and a “Rising Star” in Real Estate by Super Lawyers from 2017-2022.

Featured Speaking Events:

  • May 2021 for La Jolla Bar Association – “Hot Topics in Short Term Rental Laws 2021”
  • May 2021 for My Law CLE – “Short Term Rentals, VRBOs, and Airbnbs: What Every Attorney Should Know”
  • March 2021 for California Lawyers Association – “Avoiding Legal Pitfalls When Handling Residential Purchases and Sales”
  • September 2020 for Strafford CLE – “Airbnb and Short-Term Rentals: Practical Considerations for
    Landlords, Tenants, HOAs and other stakeholders”
  • October 2019 for Rossdale CLE – “Short Term Rental Update”
    October 2019 for CLA Annual Meeting – “Short Term Rentals: Surveying the Legal Landscape of Airbnb, VRBO, and other Online Rental Hosting Platforms”
  • April 2019 for CLA Real Property Spring Conference – “Business of Going Solo”
  • April 2019 for CLA Real Property Spring Conference – “Short Term Rentals: Surveying the Legal Landscape of Airbnb, VRBO, and other Online Rental Hosting Platforms”
  • 2016 & 2017 for CA State Bar Retreat – “Airbnb: Financial Opportunity or Legal Nightmare?”
  • 2017 featured on ESPN 1700AM Real Talk San Diego Radio


As a boutique law office, we are able to offer the highest quality of legal services without charging the big firm legal fees. Our office is dedicated to providing clients with a more intimate experience in understanding the law and guiding clients through major life transitions.