PETER C. FAERBER
Peter Faerber, Founder of The Warriors’ Lawyer, has a long history of service. He was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1992 and officially retired in January 2021 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Since 1992 Peter has amassed over 18 years on active duty and as a reservist, while also completing law school and a year-long international study program. A licensed pilot and Naval Aviator since 1996, most of his flight time was logged in the AH-1W Super Cobra but he's flown a variety of other aircraft, both military and civilian.
With 13 years of experience in the Disability Evaluation System (DES), including shepherding his own case through the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB), Peter is one of the most seasoned DES attorneys around. He served nearly seven years within the Marine Corps’ renowned Wounded Warrior Regiment, having held assignments in Germany, North Carolina, and California. He also served as a Department of the Navy DES Attorney at Camp Pendleton, California in a civilian capacity.
Peter's personal experience on the “inside” of the DES isn’t limited to his own PEB. He also has personal experience bringing his own DES-related matter in civilian court. His civilian counsel, informed by Pete’s extensive background knowledge of the military’s system, prevailed against the Department of the Navy in the Court of Federal Claims in 2021.
Admitted to the Ohio Bar and the Court of Federal Claims, Peter has provided numerous expert opinions for outside attorneys in both military administrative and federal court proceedings.
A native of Ohio, Peter attended Ohio Wesleyan University for his undergraduate education, majoring in both History and German. A graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Aviation Safety Officer Course, he has never lost his aptitude for the practical application of risk management controls. He graduated from the Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law and passed the Ohio bar examination in 2006. In 2014 he attended the University of Saarbruecken’s Europa-Institute, completing coursework in both German and English with dual focus on both International Dispute Resolution and European Protection of Human Rights.
Peter is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the Marine Corps League. He speaks and reads German fluently and can get by in a restaurant with his (bad) Swedish and (even worse) Italian. He currently lives in Florida with his wife, four small children, and a puppy.