Every Child Deserves A Meaningful Education

Peter Cuevas

Peter Cuevas is an associate attorney within the Law Office of Meagan Nunez and joined the firm in 2023. Born and raised in San Diego, Peter brings a unique blend of academic excellence, community collaboration, parental participation, and an unwavering commitment to the child at issue, all fueled by a passion to drive positive change. Prior to joining the firm as an attorney, Peter interned as a legal clerk, working with the office on due process complaints, hearings, and federal appeals. Peter completed his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University, where he earned dean’s list honors and graduated summa cum laude in political science. Thereafter, he continued a pursuit of education at the University of San Diego, School of Law. During his time in law school, Peter earned the highest grades in Family Law and Refugee Law, while graduating with distinctions in Child Rights and Remedies and the "Outstanding Clinic Intern" for the Education & Disability Clinic.

Mr. Cuevas understands the emotional difficulty and legal complexities associated with this area of law. As an attorney, there must be a balance and understanding of educational policy and interventions; K-12 pedagogical approaches; general education and adapted curricula; the multitude of disabilities and various ways they manifest in children; transition planning for post-secondary life; behavioral interventions; multi-party dispute resolution; and many other topics. Successful special education practitioners must engage in ongoing and extensive continuing education far beyond law school requirements.

As a Fletcher Hills native, Peter always seeks out to discover new and exciting things that San Diego has to offer. In his free time, Peter will always cheer on the Padres.

Practice Areas

  • Special Education


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2023
    • Honors: Distinction: Children's Rights
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science - 12/2019
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2023


  • Outstanding Clinic Intern Award for USD's Education and Disability Clinic
  • USD Dean’s Honor Scholarship
  • SDSU Dean's List
  • CALI Excellence Award (highest grade) in International Migration Law & Policy and Family Law