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Peter J. Nolan

Peter_Nolan_KP1_1375-Edit_preview-200x300 Peter J. Nolan Lawyer Palm Springs | Orange CountySlovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP
1800 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, California 92262

Telephone: 760.322.2275
Fax: 760.322.2107


Peter J. Nolan is Of Counsel with Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, practicing in the area of civil litigation. Prior to joining Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, Mr. Nolan was a prosecutor with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office for 19 years, where he served as supervisor of the Homicide and Gang Unit.

Mr. Nolan has extensive litigation experience, having tried over a hundred cases to verdict. His success in trial led to Mr. Nolan receiving many professional accolades for his service. Most notably, being recognized by the California District Attorney’s Association as the “Statewide Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year” for 2013. He was also named Riverside County District Attorney “Prosecutor of the Year” in 2008, 2009, and 2013.

Mr. Nolan also serves as Professor of Law at the California Desert Trial Academy, where he teaches Evidence and Trial Advocacy. Mr. Nolan served as the Keynote Speaker at the 2018 CDTA Commencement Ceremony.

Mr. Nolan has always been involved with our community, striving to make a difference in the lives of others.  He has volunteered his time with the Family YMCA of the Desert Youth & Government Program, coached high school mock trial teams, managed/coached youth sport teams, and participated in various community improvement projects ranging from food and clothing drives to child abuse prevention, graffiti removal and gang awareness programs.


  • Loyola Law School, J.D. (1999)
  • California State University, Fresno, B.A. (1992)


  • California State Bar (1999)

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1800 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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