Amy Fike Peters

Amy Fike Peters

Carlsbad, California

Areas of Practice

  • Estate planning

Mrs. Peters (née Amy Fike) moved to San Diego with her family at the age of 12 and graduated from Dana Junior and Point Loma High Schools. Thereafter, she attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and graduated in the top 10% of the College of Liberal Arts, earning a Bachelor of Arts in History. During college, Mrs. Peters worked in the office of the Department of Agriculture at Cal Poly and she was chosen among many applicants in an open statewide test to be a Tour Guide at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, which was a permanent salaried position and she worked there on weekends and summers during college and continued to travel to the Central California Coast to work on her vacation breaks during law school. After college, Mrs. Peters attended Law School at night at the University of San Diego and then Thomas Jefferson School of Law, from which she earned a Juris Doctor, while employed full time as a salaried employee in the Legal Department as a law clerk at San Diego Gas and Electric Company. Upon passing the California State Bar exam, Mrs. Peters joined Old Stone Development Company (a wholly owned subsidiary of Old Stone Bank, Rhode Island) as Development Officer and Legal Counsel, which company was the financial partner in several large Commercial development companies that built Stone Crest (a 4 million square foot development on Aero Drive at I-15, North of Qualcomm Stadium); several beautiful commercial towers in University Town Center area of San Diego; and, some large residential developments in Laguna Beach and Coto de Caza, California. Thereafter, Mrs. Peters moved to Orange County as Legal Counsel and Vice President of a large financial institution: Western Financial Savings and Loan and Westcorp, a Consumer Finance Lender, (in which was also the Corporate Secretary). During these years, she held positions on the legal committees of several trade groups for her employer and she served as a Diplomat for the State Bar for a few years, wherein proposed legislation was advanced at the annual Bar Convention. Mrs. Peters returned to San Diego in 2001 and rejoined her former employer (now called Sempra Utilities), managing cases filed by Southern California Gas and SDG&E through the regulatory process for approval before The California Public Utilities Commission.

Mrs. Peters left Sempra in 2006 to make time and have more flexibility for her two young children, and she started a small practice at this time, which specialized in Estate Planning; real property issues; business start-ups formation, planning and succession; and she handled Asset Protection for business and individual clients with significant assets. She is proud that she has maintained long-term, ongoing relationships with her clients over the course of many years and her well-respected practice continues to grow and flourish. Mrs. Peters is a member of the Trusts and Estate Section of the California State Bar and of the North County Bar Association; she maintains an online subscriptions to the Estate Planning and Real Property Libraries, published by the Continuing Education of the Bar of the University of California. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Lawyers, Southern California Chapter; Alzheimers, San Diego lists Mrs. Peters as a referral for their clients; she is a member of the San Diego Dementia Consortium and she enjoys representing the interests of the Elderly, handling Conservatorships, dealing with fiduciary issues and creating Special Needs Trusts, specifically tailored to the needs of her clients. Mrs. Peters has written articles that were published in her local Bar Association magazine and she remains active in other professional organizations.

Along with her membership in professional organizations, Mrs. Peters actively serves and supports her local community. For example, she served on the Board of Directors for several years of The Gold Diggers ("Gifts of Loving Donors", a non-profit philanthropic organization that raises and grants money to local San Diego charities, which support the elderly and children). Mrs. Peters served for five years on the Board of Directors for National Charity League, San Dieguito Chapter; she served on the Committee for the Sharp Hospice Care Benefit Dinner and Regatta of the Grossmont Hospital Foundation; and, she served as a member of the Board of Trustees, the Lay Leadership Committee and The Gifts and Endowments Committee for the San Dieguito Methodist Church in Encinitas, California. Mrs Peters and her husband Dan, have two children, both of whom are away at college and they reside in Carlsbad, California.