Peter J. Tepley

Peter Tepley focuses his practice on commercial litigation. He frequently represents securities broker dealers, including clearing brokers, and their registered representatives in customer, employment, and industry disputes in FINRA arbitrations as well as state and federal courts. He also represents public and private companies and their officers and directors in a variety of complex business disputes, including business torts and breach of contract cases. He defends businesses and individual officers and directors in class actions, including securities class actions. In addition, he represents fiduciaries and other parties in will contest and breach of fiduciary duty cases.   Pete is listed in Alabama Super Lawyers for litigation.  Pete is the Chair of Rumberger's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Pete is admitted to practice in both Alabama and South Carolina.  Prior to his legal career, he spent nearly ten years in the computer software industry. 

  • Education

    University of South Carolina School of Law - J.D., cum laude, 1993
    • Order of the Coif
    • Legislative Editor, South Carolina Environmental Law Journal
    New College of the University of South Florida - B.A., 1981
  • Honors

    • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers - General Litigation, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Bar Admissions

    • South Carolina (1993 (currently inactive))
    • Alabama
  • Court Admissions

    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court of South Carolina
    • U. S. District Court of Alabama (Southern, Middle, Northern)
    • U. S. Court of Appeals, 4th, 7th, 9th and 11th Circuits
  • Professional & Civic Activities

    • National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP)
    • Birmingham Inn of Court
    • American Bar Association
      • Co-chair of Securities Arbitration Sub-Committee
    • The National LGBT Bar Association
    • SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society
  • Articles & Presentations

    • Panelist, "FINRA Arbitration and Enforcement: Current Issues in 2018 and Beyond," The Knowledge Group Webinar, April 5, 2018
    • Co-Author, "FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution Party Portal Now Required," April 2017
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