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Paul D. Peterson

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Paul, MN

5.0   1 review
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  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 24 years
    Minnesota - MN 33 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1999
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1989
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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Paul D. Peterson is a founding partner of Harper & Peterson, P.L.L.C., a Woodbury, Minnesota, law firm with a limited focus on civil litigation. He is a graduate of Florida State University and Hamline University School of Law, cum laude. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist certified by the NBTA and the MSBA. He is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin and, with his law partner Bill Harper, has represented clients throughout the United States. Paul is a member of the American Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He will serve as ABOTA's Minnesota Chapter President in 2012. He is a frequent lecturer in continuing education courses on issues relating to personal injury and wrongful death. Paul has been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer from 1999 to the present, and has been consistently named a Top 40 Personal Injury Attorney and a Top 100 Attorney by that publisher. Paul's primary emphasis is on representing individuals and families who have been injured by the wrongful acts of others. He has served as trial and appellate counsel in a number of cases that led to notable decisions in the areas of damages, settlements, insurance bad faith and the interrelationship of third-party tort and workers' compensation law.

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Harper & Peterson PLLC


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Posted by Brooke Andersoon | August 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best decision
Paul was the best decision we made on a very overwhelming case. He's a great lawyer and very personable, very professional and gets the job done.


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Harper & Peterson, PLLC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Owner
  • Paul D. Peterson LTD
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Partner
  • King & Hatch, P. A.
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Associate Attorney
  • Murnane, Conlin, White & Brandt
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Hennepin County District Court
  • 1989 - 1990
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  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986


  • American Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Governors
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • National Board Representative
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2019 - 2020
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • President (MInnesota Chapter)
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Minnesota Lawyers (2003-Present)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2003
  • Recipient of AV Rating (2002-Present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2002
  • Super Lawyer (1999-Present)
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 1999
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 1999
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  • Minnesota Lawyer
  • Decision Clarifies Effect of Reverse- ‘Naig’ Settlement in Minnesota following the decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court in Schlichte v. Met-Con Construction, Inc.
  • 1999
  • Minnesota Defense Magazine
  • Strategic Considerations for Counsel Representing Third-Party Defendants After a Naig Settlement
  • 1996
  • Minnesota Defense Magazine
  • Loy-Tiegen Releases in Minnesota following the decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court in Drake v. Ryan
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • MSBA Civil Trial Certification Board, Superlawyers & ACTLM
  • Torts, Litigation & Ethics VIII
  • 2018
  • Minnesota CLE
  • "Mediation & Creative ADR Solutions" and "Potpourri of Automobile Issues"
  • 2018
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Ethics & Elimination of Bias
  • 2016

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Litigation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've know Paul for close to 20 years and trusted his skills to the point that he and his partner, Bill Harper, were my choice to represent my son following a serious accident. Truly, he should be at the top of anyone's list looking for a skillful litigator, and a person of character and integrity."
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Saint Paul Personal injury Lawyer Paul D. Peterson
Paul D. Peterson
Personal injury Attorney
Saint Paul, MN
Licensed for 33 years
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