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I have practiced in appellate law for 21 years.  I have handled cases before the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.


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  1. Appeals: 100%
    22 years

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Robins Kaplan LLP

800 LaSalle Ave
2800 LaSalle Plaza
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice199508/14/2016
MIVoluntary Inactive199408/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardMinnesota State Bar Association2009
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2001
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Appellate Staff AttorneyRobins Kaplan2015 - Present
ShareholderPeralta & Peralta, Ltd.2006 - 2015
AssociateJoseph S. Friedberg, Chartered2005 - 2009
AttorneyLaw Office of Lisa Lodin Peralta1995 - 2006
Central Staff Law ClerkMinnesota Court of Appeals1995 - 1995
Staff AttorneyMichigan Court of Appeals1994 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Minnesota Hispanic Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
Hispanic National Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2012
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDirector1998 - 2000
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersEditor-in-chief of Challenger magazine1996 - 1998
Ramsey County Bar AssociationContributing author to Barrister1996 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
John Gieseke vs. IDCA, Inc.Won as Appellant
State of MN v. Jesus Arias ServinAcquitted in jury trial
United States v. CullenWon as appellant
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Publication nameTitleDate
ChallengerDefense of State Forfeitures: 1011997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawTrial Practice InstituteNational Criminal Defense College2010
University of Michigan Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1993
Creighton UniversityJournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebcastA (New?) Cause of Action in Minnesota -- Tortious Interference with Prospective Economic Interference2014
Strategic Solutions for Solo and Small FirmsImmigration Law for the Non-Immigration Lawyer2014
Strategic Solutions for Solo and Small FirmsAppellate Practice for the Non-Specialist2012
How to Start & Build a Successful Law PracticeChallenges in Starting Your Own Firm, An How to Overcome Them2012
Appellate Basics for Criminal Law LitigatorsStandards of Review for Appeals2011
Luncheon CLEPreserving the Record for Appeal2008
SeminarThings to Consider in Starting Your Own Law Firm2007
CLE Luncheon MeetingCriminal Appellate Practice: Making Your Way Through the Minnesota Appellate Courts2000