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William G Peterson

William G Peterson

also known as Bill Peterson

Practice areas:

Probate, Estate Planning, Environmental and Natural Resources

About Me

Peterson Law Office, LLC is a Minnesota law firm whose principal
attorney is William Peterson. Our firm concentrates on Estate Planning
and Probate matters. We also handle business succession planning and
real estate issues. Mr. Peterson has had over 40 years of legal
experience and is listed in Who's Who in American Law. He is a former
state legislator and is admitted to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin
as well as the United States Supreme Court.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1969

  1. Probate: 45%
    21 years, 250 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
    37 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 20%
    45 years, 250 cases



Hourly ($125-500/hour), Contingent (33-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Kenneth Lee LaBore

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Peterson is a well respected and knowledgeable estate planning attorney


    Kenneth LaBore Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gregory J Wald

    i've worked with Bill Peterson on a number of matters and I am very impressed with his knowledege and ability in the area of wills, trusts, and probate. He has produced excellent results for his clients. He is also friendly and easy to work with. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Gregory Wald Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Peterson Law Office

3601 Minnesota Drive
Suite 800
Bloomington, MN, 55435-5250


WIGood Standing198303/16/2015
MNAuthorized to practice196906/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Diamond Level Expert AuthorEzineArticles.com2011
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law1984

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerPeterson Law Office, LLC1997 - Present
Minnesota State RepresentativeMinnesota House of Representatives1979 - 1983
OwnerPeterson & Associates Ltd.1978 - 1997
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Minnesota Attorney General1969 - 1978

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minneapolis Chamber of CommerceMember2007 - Present
Northern Lights Chapter of National Associations of ParliamentariansVice President2007 - Present
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Metro Referral NetworkPresident1999 - Present
Dakota County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1983 - Present
Knights of ColumbusBoard Member1981 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1971 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember1969 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1969 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hokanson vs. City of BloomingtonSuccessful. Vehicle was returned to my client
In Re Redetermination of Benefits of Nicollet County Ditch 86A, 488 N.W.2d 482 (Minn. App. 1992)Successful. Special assessments were set aside.
State ex rel Swan Lake Area Wildlife Association v. County of Nicollet and Minnesota DNR 771 N.W. 2d 529 (Minn. App. 2009)Successful. Court ruled that County violated environmental law and court could establish lake water levels.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Ezine ArticlesInheritance Rights - They All Started With The Magna Carta2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1966

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2011 Probate & Trust Law Section ConferenceProbate Litigation2011
Real Estate ConferencePublic Water Law Issues1974