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Courtney Marie Peterson

Criminal defense Attorney at Boise, ID

4.2   17 reviews
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  • State Years
    Kentucky - KY 14 years
    Idaho - ID 15 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Awards

Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

Location

Peterson Lawyers
913 W River St Ste 420
Boise, ID, 83702-7081

Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Alexandra | January 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
Courtney was very professional, diligent and friendly throughout my entire legal process. She made me feel comfortable and confident right away and walked me through expectations up front and the expectations that were set were spot on. I would absolutely recommend Courtney to anyone that needs legal expertise.
Posted by Pam | May 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Compassionate and Effective
I can highly recommend Courtney as an outstanding defense attorney. Courtney was recommended to me by a trusted associate. She has been very caring and reassuring through the on-going legal process involving DUI and petty theft. Courtney has demonstrated her knowledge and professionalism while guiding me through the sometimes overwhelming situation. She has been a stalwart advocate and worked effectively with the prosecutor and judge to obtain the best possible outcome. Her focus is on what is best for her client. I am very grateful to have found her.
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Posted by LaVaun | February 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t ask for anyone better!
Courtney Peterson with the Peterson Law office has been a god send to our family!!! From the very start of trying my husbands case and all the way through trial she was unbelievably amazing. I could never have imagined getting through this troublesome process with any other attorney. Courtney isn’t just our legal counsel, but she became a good friend and part of our family. If I could give 100 stars I would!
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Posted by Tim | July 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Legal Services
From the initial consultation all through litigation it was fantastic service. Courtney and everyone else I interacted with was so kind, helpful and knowledgeable.
Posted by Curtis | May 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Trial Lawyer
Courtney Petersen is a fantastic trial lawyer. I was facing several serious misdemeanor charges and one felony charge. Courtney was able to get the felony case dismissed by cross examining the states witness and proving the states evidence did not meet the legal requirements for the charges. During the trail for the misdemeanors, Courtney expertly cross examined the States witnesses, including several police officers and alleged victims. She was able to show inconsistency in the witness and victim accounts and procedural missteps of the police. She expertly questioned me on the stand and helped me to tell my version of the events. She was amazing to watch. At the end of the trial the Judge commended both attorneys on the professionalism and the knowledge of law, including the ability to reach reasoned decisions and express them with clarity. Courtney was able to secure a verdict of not guilty on 4 out 5 of the states charges. Courtney was always responsive to my attempts to contact her. I always felt like Courtney listened to me. I always felt like Courtney believed me and in my case. I would not hesitate to hire Courtney to represent me and wholeheartedly recommend her as a defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
I have had Courtney as my lawyer since 2017 and she has done a great job with my case and also I have never felt like she was doing the bare minimum. She goes above and beyond,she truly cares, very honest, overall she’s good at her job and I would reccomend her to the next person in need of a lawyer
Posted by Jason V Smith | March 13, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Almost an immediate response on a Sunday!
So far, great! I emailed her early Sunday morning. It was a shot in the dark, after researching attorneys and my case being as difficult as it is, she called and was willing to help. Did I mention I'm also over 2 1/2 hours from her location. All true statements, I'm doing my best to retain Courtney to represent me in a system that with a over booked public defender in my area. I can't get the truth or any real help in my actual defense.
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Posted by Ortavia hill | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We love her
Courtney is everything. She has help me get through these stressful times. She is very supportive &understanding. I can really tell that she enjoys helping people through there time of need.
Posted by John H Bertram Jr | August 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Very helpful. Explained my options thoroughly. Very knowledgeable. Took time to listen to me and gave good advise.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and efficient
I have consulted with Courtney on a number of criminal matters. I practice family law and if my clients need effective criminal representation, I send them to Courtney. She is smart and works hard to acheive the best possible results for her clients. She has an excellent reputation amongst her peers. As a result, she is able to negotiate effectively with local prosecutors. They know that she is unafraid to try cases, which is something any criminal defense attorney must be willing to do. Courtney is capable in all facets of representation, from legal research, to in court advocacy, to talking with clients about serious and sensitive topics. She takes her responsiblities seriously.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded All Expectations
Courtney is the most devoted and loyal attorney I have dealt with. She makes herself available around the clock and on weekends. She is professional, yet approachable. Courtney genuinely cares for her clients and understands the concerns and needs of each individual client. She is extremely knowledgeable, yet humble. In the most stressful and trying of times, Courtney was always there to encourage me and advocate fiercely in my defense. Courtney made me a priority and for that, I am forever grateful.
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Posted by Jeff | January 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional.
Courtney was always there from day one . She's very professional, open and honest. I never felt like she was just telling me what I wanted to hear so that I would put her on retainer to represent me. Going through the legal issues that I had at the time Communication between myself and my family was critical. Making sure that everyone that need to know what was going on and what to expect is very important. Legal issues can come up and having someone like Courtney being able to represent you is important. She represented me very well in front of the judge, her speaking skills and knowledge of the law where blended very well. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Robyn | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Professional
You never want to be in the position to need an attorney, we were though. It was for our daughter and it was for drugs. Very scary situation. Ms. Peterson was recommended to us by a friend. We met with Ms. Peterson, she listened, allowed us to be emotional, comforted us and then got down to business. We talked about the details of the case, she asked a lot of questions, took notes and then stated how she thought we should proceed. Ms. Peterson stated she needed to look into the facts and get with the police to look at their evidence. She quoted us a fair price and told us, if hired, she would do her very best for our daughter, we hired her. Through the case, we had many phone calls, meetings and emails. Our calls and emails were returned promptly. She kept the correspondences on message, as to not overcharge, since it's an hourly business. We greatly appreciated that! Once Ms. Peterson got all the information she needed from us, the police, her investigator and the Prosecuting attorney she called us in for a meeting. She laid out all our options, told us what we could fight for, what we needed to concede and what realistically to expect. She gave us hope but NOT false expectations. When we went to court, Ms Peterson seemed to be on very good terms with the Prosecutor and the Judge. They both greeted her personally and seemed willing to listen to her arguments and accepted the deal she offered. At the end, our daughter got a much better outcome than we ever expected. We are very grateful for Ms. Peterson's legal representation.
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Posted by Nicole hillyard | November 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast acting and nice
So, she is still working on my case and it's been 3weeks now, and I only have spoke with her one time on the phone talking about what happened and so on along with cost. Great price, and she listened and seemed to care. Ever since the only time I spoke with her and agreed to hire her, I have only spoke with her secretary on the phone 2 times and all the others with information on my case and the courts has mainly been threw emails from her secretary. Would like to speak to my lawyer more other than a computer and her secretary.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
My mistake
I hired her to handle my son's case. She plead it out only to find out my son would be left paying 3k in fees he was never made aware and when he and I both email her to get clarification, no answer. Took our money and left my son high and dry to find another attorney. Incompetent best word I can use at this point.
Posted by Grace | January 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stop, and run the other direction
Unprofessional, scattered, self centered and clueless. She missed two of my court dates, Didn’t file vital paperwork and had even advised me to drive even though she full well knew I didn’t have a license, registration, or insurance I ultimately ended up getting arrested due to her negligence.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HORRIBLE!
Waste of money! Had 4 personal emergencies within one case! Have seen public defenders do better jobs! Speaks over you and gets defensive when you are seeking simple responses. Asked for flat fee and described with that was not done and had a million excuses as to why. I would not recommend her as there are other attorneys who are more professional and similar in cost! If you care for your loved one, make sure they are in the right hands, and her hands are not the right ones!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Peterson Lawyers
  • 2011 - Present
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Fayette County Attorney's Office, Kentucky
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • City of Nampa
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Peterson Law Office
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Undergraduate Student Defender/Attorney General
  • University Of Idaho
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Idaho
  • BS
  • 2005

Associations

  • Criminal Justice Act
  • Panel Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Gargoyle
  • Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
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"Courtney is an wonderful, compassionate, and hardworking attorney. You could not hire a better attorney."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Boise Criminal defense Lawyer Courtney Marie Peterson
Courtney Marie Peterson
Criminal defense Attorney
Boise, ID
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation