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Peter H. Westby

Peter H. Westby

Platt & Westby
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  • Arizona
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Born in Minnesota, Attorney Peter Westby has resided in Arizona since 1962 and in Phoenix since 1974. Mr. Westby graduated from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1973 and entered the practice of law as a prosecuting attorney, first with the City of Tucson and then with the Pima County Attorney's office as a Criminal Trial Deputy. He joined partner Harvey Platt in the private practice of law in Phoenix in 1974 and together they formed Platt & Westby, P.C. Mr. Westby practices in the areas of real estate law, civil litigation, family law, estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, and business formation/litigation. Mr. Westby and his firm have earned a Martindale-Hubble AV rating, the highest rating awarded for ethics and professional competence.

Practice Areas
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Foreclosure Defense
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Elder Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. Federal Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Platt & Westby
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
J.D. (1973)
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University of Arizona
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Arizona's Finest Lawyers
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Professional Associations
Arizona State Bar
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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Former President and Council Member
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Activities: 1987 - 1993
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La Casa De Cristo Lutheran Church
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Websites & Blogs
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320 Questions Answered
Q. I live in AZ and have received a Notice of taking of deposition and request for production from TN. Is this a subpoena?
A: The Notice of Deposition and Request for production are not subpoenas. These are discovery requests. If you are a defendant in pending litigation, your failure to respond to discovery requests or your failure to appropriately respond to the Show Cause Order might jeopardize your legal position. I strongly recommend that you consult with the lawyer representing you in this litigation or, if you do not have a lawyer, you should hire one immediately to protect your legal rights.
Q. HOA Directors and Management company's mismanagement is causing huge special assessment fees and loss in equity of home.
A: You and the other homeowners may have a case against the board of directors for their mismanagement and breach of duty. From the information you disclosed, this should be considered. The directors may have purchased a policy of errors and omissions insurance coverage. If so, a claim could be made. You might also review your CC&Rs to determine how the current board members can be voted out and a new board elected. The new board could have an audit done by a forensic accountant to support any claim against the old board. All of this will require effort by a team of volunteer owners. The steps are to change management, investigate to find out what was done and then make such claims as appear to be in the interest of the HOA. ... Read More
Q. We purchased our home 2 years ago as is. Now the house is falling apart and we want them to pay for all damages.
A: It appears that you have a non-disclosure claim against your seller and, possibly, against your seller's agent. Both have a duty to disclose. I recommend that you have your home inspected carefully by a licensed contractor. If your seller failed to disclose the items you mentioned, the seller may have failed to disclose other items that you have not yet discovered. The inspection report together with your repair invoices or estimates will be used to document an initial demand letter. If you used the standard purchase contract, it specifies mediation as an initial dispute resolution procedure and it is a good practice to demand mediation in the initial letter. While obtaining the inspection report, it can be a good idea to use this time to locate the seller if you do not have a current address. Time is important since there is a three year statute of limitations for a misrepresentation case. The time starts running when you discover the misrepresentation. You may contact us to schedule a complimentary initial conference so we can learn more of the facts and answer your questions. ... Read More
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Platt & Westby Old Town Scottsdale
3260 N. Hayden Road
Suite 210
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (602) 277-4441
Fax: (602) 277-0388
Platt & Westby
Avondale, AZ
12725 W Indian School Rd
Avondale, AZ 85393
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (480) 675-4775
Platt & Westby
Phoenix, AZ
2916 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (602) 277-4441 Ext. 241
Fax: (602) 277-0388
Platt & Westby
Arrowhead / Sun City/ Glendale, AZ
20325 N 51st Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (480) 675-4775
Platt & Westby
Mesa/Tempe/Chandler/Gilbert, AZ
1425 W Elliot Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (480) 969-5070
Platt & Westby
North Scottsdale, AZ
6424 E. Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Toll-Free: (855) 274-9529
Telephone: (480) 675-4776