Historic Portland Fire Station No. 7
The Law Firm of Peter Bunch is located in the historic Portland Fire Station No. 7 in Southeast Portland. Built in 1927, the structure is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The building was refurbished in 2008 and now offers commercial space for lease.
Peter graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1993. Peter graduated in the top five percent of his class. He was also a Thomas More Scholar and an associate editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. Following graduation, Peter worked for two years as a law clerk for the Honorable Edward Warren of the Oregon Court of Appeals. He then joined the law firm of Kennedy, King, and Zimmer. While at that firm, Peter worked on a variety of cases, including complex environmental litigation, business disputes, attorney and medical malpractice, appeals, and family law.
In 1998, Gary Zimmer asked Peter to join him in forming a new law firm, where Peter worked with Gary in the firm known as Zimmer & Bunch, LLC. In the spring of 2010, Peter decided to open a smaller practice, with a focus on outstanding client service in matters involving family law, including divorce, legal separation, custody, parenting time, support, paternity, third party custody and visitation, and the resolution of complex family law property divisions, including high asset cases and proceedings involving complex business valuation and inheritance issues. Peter also deals with difficult interstate family law disputes, grandparent custody issues, and a wide range of other family law disputes. In addition, Peter has an active appellate practice in all areas of civil disputes.
Peter is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Peter is also a member of the Multnomah Bar Association and is a frequent speaker on a wide variety of topics for continuing legal education seminars. Peter is the author of a chapter involving discovery (obtaining financial and other information) in the family law handbook, published by the Oregon State Bar.
In addition to his work as a lawyer, Peter’s interests include composing and producing music, writing, running, reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction works, and gardening. Peter is a published songwriter and has been a voting member of The Recording Academy (Grammys) since 1982. Peter remains active in the music scene, recording and producing in Portland and in Los Angeles.