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Lars Peterson

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Honolulu, HI

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Abelmann Peterson LLLC

  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 17 years
    Georgia - GA 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2005
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

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I was born and raised in Germany and relocated to Hawai’i in 1999. After graduating from the University of Konstanz School of Law in 1997 and completing the mandatory two-year clerkship, I obtained my German juris doctor degree. After relocating to Hawai'i, I first attended the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, then the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where I was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Certificate of Excellence in Bankruptcy and received my U.S. juris doctor degree in 2005.



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Posted by Edy | November 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and knowledgeable!!!
I hired Mr. Peterson for my bankruptcy. I was extremely pleased by the professionalism in the office. They accommodated my children which made me even more comfortable with them. I definitely will hire him again and reefer Mr. Peterson to my friends and family! Thank you so much for all your help!!!
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lars and Tammy are efficient professionals. I just called to enquire and they took us in for a free consultation the same day even after their usual office hours. Lars is non-judgemental and he makes you feel better about the whole situation. We walked in his office feeling like its the end of the world and walked out filled with hopes. He not only got our debts discharged, he also removed a lien on our property. I hope none of my friends and family would need his service, but if someone I know ever needs a bankruptcy attorney, I will definitely recommend Lars.
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Posted by Donna | February 25, 2015
Yes, I would hire Lars again!
Let's hope I never need to claim bankruptcy again, but, if I did, he would be the guy I would call. He is kind, informative, helpful, knows his stuff and has a great staff. He has a charming personality and really has your best interest at heart. If you choose to hire him for your case, know you will be in good hands!
Posted by Russ | November 23, 2013
Fantastic Results with Lars Peterson
I had a fantastic experience with Lars Peterson. He gave me great advice and I got great legal results. I've switched most of my business to him and look forward to his representation.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-275 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Abelmann Peterson Rollins, LLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Owner
  • Peterson Law Hawaii
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Klevansky Piper Van Etten, LLP
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Transferred after 1 year
  • N/A


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hawaii Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hawaii Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Excellence
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2005


  • Juris Publishing, Inc.
  • Legal Aspects of Doing Business in America: Hawaii
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Consumer Bankruptcy: The Basics of Chapter 7 and 13
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lars is highly professional, well-informed and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is very complete in his work and has many years of bankruptcy experience. Well recommended."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I regularly consult with Mr. Peterson on issues involving Hawaii personal bankruptcy laws; specifically, the complex overlap of family law and bankruptcy. He is a proven resource for my divorce and support clients. I have observed Mr. Peterson to be knowledgeable and up to date with regard to current best practices and advice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lars is my go-to referral for bankruptcy cases. Even when my clients are just thinking about filing for bankruptcy, Lars is the attorney I trust to provide them with the counsel they need to make the decision that is best for them. Everyone I know who has used him absolutely raves about him."
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Honolulu Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Lars Peterson
Lars Peterson
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Honolulu, HI
Licensed for 18 years
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