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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Nebraska.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2014|
|Client Choice Award||AVVO||2014|
|Top 100 Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2013|
|Lead Counsel in Criminal Law||Lead Counsel||2013|
|Lawyer||Petersen Criminal Defense Law||1995 - Present|
|Office Manager||Decker Law Office||1986 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||General Member||2014 - Present|
|Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program||Committee Member||2014 - Present|
|National Advocacy for DUI Defense||Nominee||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2013 - Present|
|Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Omaha Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Nebraksa Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Phi Delta Phi||Parliamentarian||1992 - 1994|
|Use of a Firearm In Commission of a Felony||Not guilty at jury trial.|
|Defended Freedom of Speech in Omaha, Nebraska||Not guilty at jury trial.|
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|Creighton University School of Law||Law||J.D.||1994|
|Eastern Washington University||Government and International Affairs||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Wills and Trusts for Gay and Lesbian Couples||Wills and Trust||2005|
|The Dangers of Drunk Driving||DUI Prevention||2004|
Posted by anonymous
From the first moment I called Tom to help on my case he was very responsive, knowledgeable, confident, respectful, and communicated in a very effective manner. If I needed to get a hold of Tom, I didn't need to leave a message with his receptionist and hope and pray that I would receive a call back, he answered the phone directly. As a professional communicator, I realized and appreciated Tom's ability to communicate effectively. He kept me in the know on the maze of the legal process, his next steps and any potential hurdles that we may have come across. He was proactive in his communication instead of being reactive to my every request. I do ask many questions and Tom was responsive to my numerous emails almost on a daily basis. I learned after working with Tom for a couple of months that he will go above and beyond, if that is what your situation calls for. He will not fill your mind with hopeless promises, but he sticks to the facts as anyone who has been in a similar situation can attest that the facts and hard evidence are the only things that matters in criminal cases. If you are someone who has been shockingly thrown into this criminal system, then your future is dependent on having the best criminal defense lawyer available. I had a lawyer prior to my meeting Tom, but I quickly realized that having the best criminal defense lawyer on your side will make you sink or swim and I am not the type of person that sinks in any situation that I am thrown into. If you are concerned about your future, then the first step in the entire process is hiring Tom Petersen to defend you. There is no doubt about it, if I am ever accused of anything in the future, I will be sure to hire Tom as he was able to discuss the facts with the prosecutor before I ever had to step foot in a court room and get my entire situation dismissed. There is no doubt in my mind that I would not be where I am today if I had not had Tom in my corner. Do not for a second gamble with your future, hire Tom to help guide you through this trying time in your life.
Posted by anonymous
Tom recently represented me in a case. He was very knowledgeable regarding state law, was responsive to my inquiries, had innovative solutions to the case, and ultimately was successful in obtaining a judgment that I was happy with. His professionalism, dedication, and tenacity are very well established and I would most certainly recommend his services to others dealing with a similar situation.
Posted by anonymous
After searching the internet, I called Tom Petersen from out of state when I found out my child was in a Nebraska jail. Needless to say I was a little unnerved. He reassured me that he would do all he could in my absence. I was amazed by his prompt and efficient course of action, including keeping me informed by phone, text, or email as matters progressed. I found Mr. Petersen to be exceptionally professional, yet kind and caring. Having worked at a general practice law firm for over 35 years I can truly say that Tom Petersen went above and beyond, is one of the best, and I feel blessed to have found him.
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