Pete was raised in Hardee County and graduated from Hardee Senior High School in 2003. He then went on to get his bachelor's degree in International Affairs from Florida State University with a focus on Middle Eastern Studies. He received his law degree with honors from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans in 2010 and was a Notes and Comments Editor for the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law. After law school, Pete worked as a prosecutor mostly in Hardee and Highlands Counties, and briefly in Polk County in the Economic Crimes Division.
He joined the firm in 2016 after 5 years with the State Attorney's Office. He has prosecuted hundreds of cases and has tried over 25 trials, from simple traffic tickets up to first degree murders.
He has also done numerous bond hearings, motion hearings, violations of probation, and bench trials. Pete is a member of the Highlands County Bar Association and is the Highlands County Chapter Representative for the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
He lives in Sebring and enjoys fishing, golfing, and camping.