Mr. Peterson was born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota. He attended college at the University of Minnesota and law school at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis.
Since his admission to the Bar in 2006, Mr. Peterson has litigated hundreds of cases in a wide variety of criminal offenses ranging from murder and serious assault to DWI/DUI and traffic violations. He also has handled a wide variety of matters from divorce and child protection to general civil litigation. His experience includes successfully representing clients through negotiation, jury trial and at the Court of Appeals.
Mr. Peterson has established a solid reputation as a highly skilled attorney. He has received the highest rating of 10.0 from the lawyer rating website Avvo.com, and has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 trial lawyers in Minnesota. He has also been awarded the Top 40 Under Age 40 Award by the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.
Prior to opening his own practice, Mr. Peterson spent several years as a prosecutor promoting public safety and improving his community. Mr. Peterson is a frequent lecturer at the University of St. Thomas School of Law on various topics. He also routinely serves a judge in moot court and mock trial competitions.
Mr. Peterson resides in Maple Grove, Minnesota with his wife and daughter. He is active in the area of health and fitness, writing for Active.com as well as prominent fitness blogs. He has been featured in local media as a result of his promotion of a healthy lifestyle in his community.
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