The Attorneys

Peter Glazer

Peter Glazer started his law career as a deputy district attorney prosecuting criminal cases for Clackamas County. As a deputy DA Peter became known as an aggressive trial lawyer and advocate for victims’ rights. Just two years and a month after he started Peter was giving the closing argument in a murder trial.

In 1982 Peter started his own practice helping individuals and small businesses with civil problems including personal injury, wrongful death, divorce and contract disputes. In 1982 Peter began volunteer work with MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
Peter and Steve Maurer joined forces in 1984 and moved their offices to Kruse Way Plaza January 1, 1985, to be the first law firm on Kruse Way. Today there are hundreds of lawyers in firms in Kruse Way offices.

Peter’s legal work is complemented by his involvement in the community, which led, in 2020, to Peter and his wife winning Lake Oswego’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  Peter was the 2008 president of the Clackamas County Bar Association and among his activities are Rotary and the Royal Rosarians for which Peter served as the 2008 Prime Minister. Peter’s past community activities include being president of the Rotary Club of Lake Oswego, a Rotary Assistant District Governor, co-chair of his children’s junior high school parent organization, co-chair of the Lake Oswego Lobster Feed and Auction, and a soccer and basketball coach of his children’s teams.

Peter was appointed by four governors (from Gov. Atiyeh to Gov. Kitzhaber) as Chair of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on DUII, a volunteer citizen board dedicated to reducing the terrible problem of drunk driving. When Peter stepped down after 18 years on the committee he took pride in the fact that total traffic fatalities in Oregon had dropped 25 per cent in just the last year of his service. Peter knows there is much still to be done to make our roads safe but he is proud of the accomplishments under his leadership. After he stepped down, Peter was awarded the state’s Crystal Award “for outstanding leadership and dedicated service.”

Steve Maurer

Steve Maurer is retired.  As a lawyer he had a breadth of experience. He was a deputy DA, then represented clients in personal injury, divorce, criminal and civil litigation. He was Lake Oswego’s part-time judge when he was appointed as a Clackamas County judge. He served as presiding judge from 2006-2010. He resigned and reentered private practice on February 1, 2013.

Steve retired from representing clients as of December 31, 2017.  He has now retired completely.    Steve served as a full-time circuit judge in Clackamas County from 1988-2013 and then served throughout Oregon as a senior judge seven weeks a year for five years.

Larry Peterson

Larry Peterson practiced in the Lakeside Plaza building overlooking Lakewood Bay in Lake Oswego from 1984-2013 and practiced with the firm for more than five years, emphasizing personal injury, divorce, and civil litigation, until retiring as of December 31, 2018.

Larry has had a very interesting legal career including 28 years of service in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve. He was an officer for Operation Just Cause, a JAG officer in Haiti, and a commander in Bosnia and Kosovo during his military service. Larry retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2007 while serving as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for Special Operations Command.

In 2012 Larry made front page headlines with his $2.5 million federal court verdict in a high profile wrongful death case on behalf of a family in Tigard.

Jose Cienfuegos

Jose Cienfuegos is a Colorado native who graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in sociology and then from Lewis and Clark Law School where he earned his JD. He has been a member of the Oregon State Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Oregon since 2001.

Jose worked at the Metropolitan Public Defender’s office in Washington County and a private criminal defense law firm; in 2002 Jose became a Deputy District Attorney for Multnomah County; in 2008 he took his extensive trial experience to Allstate Insurance, where he served as in-house counsel for five years, defending claims against the company and its insureds. His trial record for Allstate was very successful and included cases all over the State of Oregon.

Since late 2014 Jose Cienfuegos has brought his far-reaching trial experience, gleaned from working both sides of criminal and civil cases, to help his clients.  Jose has a skill set that is extraordinary, if not unique, among civil attorneys having been a trial lawyer on both sides of the criminal justice system and both sides of the personal injury civil justice system. Jose will work hard to get the results that matter to the most important person—you.

On the personal side, Jose has four wonderful children, his wife Jody, two crazy Chihuahuas, and a French Bulldog, all of whom he loves to hangout with as much as possible. Being able to be a father and husband is very important to him as is being active and outside. That means anything from walking the dogs to snowboarding, being active in Search and Rescue, or out on a river fly fishing. He also likes being inside… of a car – – he has taught high-speed driving at Portland International Raceway. Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.

Moe Brown, of Counsel

Moe Brown graduated from Willamette University College of Law and began practicing law in 2002. He attended Oregon State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree and was a member Phi Delta Theta.

Moe is licensed to practice law in the state of Oregon and specializes in general civil and criminal law.

From the beginning Moe has placed an emphasis on providing civil and criminal law services that make sense from the client’s perspective. He is committed to serving Oregonians with help for their legal matters including Motor Vehicle Matters; Assault and Violent Crimes; Theft and Property Crimes; Civil Litigation; Employment Law; Construction Law; Business Law; Corporate Representation; Real Estate Law; Personal Injury; Estate Planning, and DUII Offenses.