Peter Wand '01

Brother Peter Wand is an exceptional addition to the A.L. Slonaker Gamma-Rho Hall of Fame. Currently, Peter is a partner at the Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP in Phoenix. During his undergraduate days, Peter served Gamma-Rho as the Scholarship Chair in 2003 and was very involved on campus. Over his four years, Peter was the Bobcats Senior Honorary President, a member of Chain Gang Junior Honorary, a founder of the Zona Zoo, and an Associated Students of the University of Arizona Senator. Peter is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the United States, and is a member of the board of UofA’s Alumni Association. After graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2004 from UofA, Peter attended the Georgetown University Law School and graduated Cum Laude in 2007. 

Before joining Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, Peter worked for United States Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona & United States Senator Dianne Feinstein of California. While in Washington, Peter also worked on the US Senate Committee’s on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology & Homeland Security as a legal extern. In addition to his work in the Capital, Peter has taught Law at Georgetown as a Global Teaching Fellow, where he taught International Law. Brother Wand’s wide range of accomplishments have not gone unnoticed in the community, he has been recognized as one of the Southwest Super Lawyers from 2012-2021 by AZ Business Magazine. 

Just as he was involved in the UofA community, Peter is still very involved in the community, brother Wand serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Saint Theresa Catholic School, Saint Mary’s Catholic High School, and is a member of the Scottsdale 20-30 Club. 

To put into words what Gamma-Rho and Kappa Sigma meant to him, Peter stated “Gamma-Rho and Kappa Sigma were critical to the amazing experience I had during my four years at the University of Arizona. My first day on campus I met Christopher Gladney ‘98. He encouraged me to rush Kappa Sigma, gave me a house tour and introduced me to a number of brothers. Following Chris around the house that day is a good metaphor for my next four years. With the encouragement of Sam Chang ‘00, Eric Chambers ‘00 and Ben Graff ‘98, I ran for elected campus office my Sophomore year and served as an ASUA Senator with fellow Kappa Sigma, Andrew Hottovy ‘00. I followed Sam and Eric into Chain Gang Junior Honorary and later into Bobcats Senior Honorary where I served as President. Even after I graduated, I still relied on my Kappa Sigma brothers both professionally and personally. After graduating from Georgetown University Law School, I took a job with Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP - where two of my Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers (Sam Chang and Ben Graff) were then employed. Sam and I remain law partners today. To increase my involvement in the community and give a little something back, in 2011 I followed Chris Gladney into the Scottsdale 20-30 Club. I can't thank Kappa Sigma and my fraternity brothers enough for what they've done for me - the bonds built during those four years will surely last forever.”

Peter lives in Phoenix with his wife Elizabeth, and his three young children, Baylor Elizabeth Wand (b. 2009), Augustus Jack Wand (b. 2012) and Theodore Robert Wand (b. 2019).