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Christian Ryan Peterson

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Former prosecutor fighting for you


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    12 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    12 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    10 years
  4. Divorce: 10%
    10 years
  5. Family: 5%
    10 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Douglas Troy Kans

    I fully endorse Christian Peterson. I have know Christian for several years and know him to be a very skilled and knowledgeable attorney who has an excellent grasp on the law and works hard to serve his clients.


    Douglas Kans DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Guy Eric Mattson

    If you're looking for a tough criminal defense lawyer who knows exactly what to do when you need it most - call Christian. Reasonable rates, easy to get a hold of, and experienced. I can offer no better praise than I refer my own clients to him when they need a criminal defense lawyer.


    Guy Mattson Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Christian Peterson Law Office

404 1st Ave E
Shakopee, MN, 55379



MNAuthorized to practice200608/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 DWI Attorneys in MinnesotaThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2015
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Top 10 Attorneys Under Age 40National Academy of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
10 Best Attorneys in MinnesotaAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Featured Attorney - Criminal DefenseAvvo2013
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Top Comtributor AwardAvvo2012
Meritorious Service AwardCity of Nowthen2009
Dean's ListUniversity of St. Thomas2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerChristian Peterson Law Office2012 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyScott County Attorney's Office2009 - 2012
AssociateRandall & Goodrich2007 - 2009
Prosecuting AttorneyKanabec County Attorney2006 - 2007
Law ClerkDakota County Attorney's Office2005 - 2006
Law ClerkRamsey County Public Defender's Office2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Scott County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Anoka County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Anoka County City Prosecutors AssociationMember2007 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Kanabec County Law Library CommitteeBoard Member2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v D.W.Felony assault charges dismissed
State v. B.W.Felony criminal vehicular operation charges amended to gross misdemeanor
In re the Custody of J.A.Client received full custody of child
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Publication nameTitleDate
Scott County Law Enforcement BulletinMinnesota Laws Update 20122012
University of St ThomasEqual Protection and the Defense of Marriage Act2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of St. Thomas School of Law - MinneapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MSBA Everything But the Trial CLEDefense Tactics in Contested Hearings2016
Criminal Law Association Q&ADefense Attorney 1012016
Criminal Law Society Annual Q&A PanelWorking in Criminal Justice2014
Scott County Law Enforcement SummitMinnesota Law Update 20122012
Criminal Lawyers PanelCriminal Law Q&A2012
Criminal Lawyers PanelCriminal Law Q&A2011
Alcohol and College LifeAlcohol and the Law2009
Kanabec County Law Enforcement SeriesCivil Forfeiture Basics2007