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Brian Petersen

About me

Brian is a member of the State Bar of Arizona Sections on Litigation, Business Law and Bankruptcy. Brian is also a member of the Professional Chapter of the J. Reuben Law Clark Society and the Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel. 


Brian received a certificate in mediation training while in law school and was one of the flagship members of the American Indian Law Clinic. Brian served on the Executive Board of the Phoenix School of Law Student Bar Association. Brian also participated in many volunteer organization activities and events which included the Phoenix School of Law High School Law Day, Phoenix School of Law Day of Service, Wills For Heroes with the State Bar of Arizona and gave time to the Volunteer Lawyers Program Friends of the Bankruptcy Court. Brian also participated in focus groups and in evaluating potential faculty members during their onsite interviews with the law school. 


Brian has continued his commitment to volunteering and has participated in the Volunteer Lawyers Program Debt Clinic and volunteers his time in 

Prior to his undergraduate and law school career, Brian served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Montreal Quebec where he learned to speak French. Brian finds great strength and support in his faith as well as family relationships. Brian is married to a wonderful woman who is a great strength and support in all that he does. Brian and Bethany have four children. Brian loves camping, basketball, racquetball, woodworking and getting together with family and friends to play card or board games.



Arizona State University, B.A. Sociology 2009, Magna Cum Laude

Phoenix School of Law, J.D. 2011


Practice Areas: 

Civil Litigation 


Bankruptcy 7 & 13

Debt Negotiation/Settlement


Family and 

 Estate Planning



Languages spoken: French, English

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 15%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

25 total 

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  • Giancarlo Arturo Sapelli

    I worked with Brian on a family law matter. Brian was very personable, and pleasant to work with. He was able to be understanding of all the issues and work together in a very meaningful and cordial way. Great attorney to work with.


    Giancarlo Sapelli Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Adam A Studnicki

    Mr. Peterson is a valuable asset to this community. His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable.


    Adam Studnicki Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Edwards & Petersen, PLC

2345 S. Alma School Road Suite 204
Mesa, AZ, 85210

Edwards & Petersen, PLC

Meeting Location
2617 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ, 85008



AZActive 201205/22/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40 -Family LawThe American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top One Percent - ArizonaThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Volunteer Lawyers Program Pro Bono ServiceMaricopa County Bar Association2014
Magna Cum Laude GraduateArizona State Univeristy2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerEdwards & Petersen, PLC2013 - Present
AttorneyRafael Tirado & Associates PLC2013 - 2013
Law ClerkWinsor & Tirado, PLC2010 - 2012
Legal InternInvictus Law P.C.2010 - 2010
Legal AssistantWinsor & Marco, PLC2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boy Scouts of AmericaCub Master2014 - Present
Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy CounselAttorney Member2012 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Trial Practice SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy Law SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Phoenix School of Law Student Bar AssociationExecutive Council2009 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Phoenix School of LawJuris DoctoriteJ.D.2011
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ASU Technology and Innovation Campus RecruitmentInternational Business Immigration2013