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Christian Peterson Law Office

404 1st Ave E
Shakopee, MN, 55379


Practice areas


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


MNAuthorized to practice200606/15/2016
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. T.A.Drunk driving reduced to a petty misdemeanor (not a crime). Client only paid a fine. No jail, no probation, no license consequences.
In the Matter of the Children of M.AChild protection case brought by the county was dismissed Prior to trial
State v. R.B.Defendant Charged with sex crimes acquitted of all charges at trial
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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
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