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William G Peterson

Probate Attorney at Bloomington, MN

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Bill Peterson

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  • State Years
    North Dakota - ND 11 years
    Wisconsin - WI 40 years
    Minnesota - MN 54 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State ND
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 54 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1969
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    45%
    Probate -Informal Probate Proceedings -Formal Probate Proceedings -Probate Court Appearances -Letters Testamentary -Letters of General Administration -Personal Representative/Executor Management -Final Account and Proposed Distribution of Inheritances

    30 years, 250 cases

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    Estate Planning and Elder Law -Wills -Trusts -Living Wills -Health Care Directives -Revocable/Irrevocable Trusts -HIPAA Authorizations

    46 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    25%

    45 years, 300 cases

"ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATE & MORE" OVER 40 YEARS OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE WORKING FOR YOU!

Peterson Law Office, LLC is a Minnesota law firm whose principal attorney is William Peterson. Our firm concentrates on Estate Planning and Probate matters. We also handle business succession planning and real estate issues. Mr. Peterson has had over 40 years of legal experience and is listed in Who's Who in American Law. He is a former state legislator and is admitted to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as the United States Supreme Court.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Peterson Law Office

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Ronald | March 22, 2011
Thorough and Knowledgeable on trusts and estates
His 41 years of experience separates him from everyone else. I've worked with Bill on several issues over the past few months with great results. He is very well versed in trusts (and estate planning in general) and knows how to spot weaknesses in the language. I would certainly recommend him for estate planning and trust drafting.
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Posted by Diane | April 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation for potential legal proceedings.
Mr. Peterson offered me advice that was invaluable to my case. I found him very intelligent, kind, and honest. He returned my phone call promptly and we talked for ten minutes. I would recommend him for his psst experiences with law and his willingness to isten and advise me sound advice.
Posted by Derk | October 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great colleague for advice.
I regularly consult with Bill Peterson on estate planning, probate, and litigation issues. Bill brings a wealth of knowledge to his practice, not just from many years of experience, but also from handling various nuances and finer points of the law that many attorneys have not handled. If there is a legal or factual issue I have not seen Bill and I have discussed the issue to reach a positive consensus and result. I have been fortunate to have Bill as a resource as he is someone that enjoys a great reputation in our community as a former state legislator and an attorney who provides quality services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 290-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-50%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Peterson Law Office, LLC
  • 1997 - Present
  • Minnesota State Representative
  • Minnesota House of Representatives
  • 1979 - 1983
  • Owner
  • Peterson & Associates Ltd.
  • 1978 - 1997
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
  • 1969 - 1978
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1969
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1966

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State ex rel Swan Lake Area Wildlife Association v. County of Nicollet and Minnesota DNR 771 N.W. 2d 529 (Minn. App. 2009)
  • Successful. Court ruled that County violated environmental law and court could establish lake water levels.
  • Estate of Hamilton
  • Successful. After a three day trial, court concluded there was no will and estate should be distributed by the law of intestacy.
  • Hokanson vs. City of Bloomington
  • Successful. Vehicle was returned to my client
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Associations

  • Northern Lights Chapter of National Associations of Parliamentarians
  • Vice President
  • 2007 - Present
  • Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Metro Referral Network
  • President
  • 1999 - Present
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Board Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1969 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1969 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Diamond Level Expert Author
  • EzineArticles.com
  • 2011
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Game & Fish Law
  • 2018
  • Game and Fish Law CLE
  • "Effectively Representing Hunters and Fishermen Who Have Received DNR Citations"
  • 2017
  • Probate and Trust Law Section Conference
  • Claims and Probate
  • 2015
  • Real Estate Conference
  • Public Water Law Issues
  • 1974
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse William
Probate Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I regularly consult with Bill Peterson on estate planning, probate, and litigation issues. Bill brings a wealth of knowledge to his practice, not just from many years of experience, but also from handling various nuances and finer points of the law that many attorneys have not handled. If there is a legal or factual issue I have not seen Bill and I have discussed the issue to reach a positive consensus and result. I have been fortunate to have Bill as a resource as he is someone that enjoys a great reputation in our community as a former state legislator and an attorney who provides quality services."
General practice Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked on several cases with Bill as the opposing lawyer. He is aggressive and knowledgeable. I would recommend Bill to a friend or family member who needed representation."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Peterson is a well respected and knowledgeable estate planning attorney"
Probate Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"i've worked with Bill Peterson on a number of matters and I am very impressed with his knowledege and ability in the area of wills, trusts, and probate. He has produced excellent results for his clients. He is also friendly and easy to work with. I highly endorse this lawyer."
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Bloomington Probate Lawyer William G Peterson
William G Peterson
Probate Attorney
Bloomington, MN
Licensed for 54 years
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