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Todd V. Peterson has been defending the rights of individuals charged with crimes for more than 17 years. He began his professional career in 1993 as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph E. Salland. In 1997, he moved to the St. Cloud area and opened his practice. Todd is a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Criminal Law Specialist, a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a member and past president of the Stearns/Benton County Bar Association, a member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He also has been an adjunct professor at St. Cloud State University.

Mr. Peterson holds a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law, where he was a member of the International Law Society. He has a Bachelor of Arts in speech communications from the University of Minnesota.


Contact info

Todd V. Peterson, P.A.

1637 Fourth Avenue N
Sauk Rapids, MN, 56379

Todd Peterson PA

101 Red River Avenue North
Cold Spring, MN, 56320

Todd Peterson PA

PO Box 2105
St. Cloud, MN, 56302


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    22 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    22 years
  3. Juvenile: 5%
    22 years
  4. Federal Crime: 5%
    22 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

7 total 

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  • James Rene Chatto

    Mr. Peterson is a talented trial attorney who has won numerous jury trials. He is a thoughtful, compassionate, and zealous advocate for his clients.


    James Chatto Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kay R Snyder

    I endorse this lawyer. Todd is an experienced criminal defense attorney. He works hard to achieve favorable results for his clients.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


MNAuthorized to practice199407/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Criminal Law SpecialistMinnesota State Bar Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorSt. Cloud State University2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Minnesota Society for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
Stearns/Benton County Bar AssociationPast President2003 - 2004
Stearns-Benton County Bar AssociationVice President2002 - 2003
Stearns-Benton County Bar AssociationSecretary/Treasurer2001 - 2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesSpeech CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
My First DWI CaseDWI Defense - Moderator2014