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.


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

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


•South Carolina


•Pete Tepley Participates in FINRA Arbitration & Enforcement Webinar
•Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell Attorneys Selected As 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
•Seven Rumberger Kirk and Caldwell Attorneys Selected As 2015 Alabama Super Lawyers


•FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution Party Portal Now Required

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Banking and Financial Institutions Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Securities and Financial Services Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Banking
  • Mortgage
  • and Financial Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205.721.2816  Phone
205.326.6786  Fax
University Attended:
New College of the University of South Florida, B.A., 1981
Law School Attended:
University of South Carolina, J.D., cum laude, 1993
Year of First admission:
U.S. District Court of South Carolina; 1993, South Carolina (Inactive); U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama; U. S. Court of Appeals, 4th, 7th, 9th and 11th Circuits; 1999, Alabama; United States Supreme Court

Professional & Civic Activities
•SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society

Birth Information:
Terre Haute, Indiana, May 9, 1957

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (27 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 05/02/12 in Litigation

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 04/22/12 in Securities Litigation

    A very fine lawyer. He is always well prepared and possesses a wealth of knowledge of the securities laws. he is always prepared and his mastery of detail is the envy of virtually every lawyer he faces.

    A very fine lawyer. He is always well prepared and possesses a wealth of knowledge of the securities laws. he is always prepared and his mastery of detail is the envy of virtually every lawyer he faces. Read less

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