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James B. Peterson

Partner – 1989

Since 1989, James Peterson has represented injured people in various types of litigation, including trials, arbitrations, settlements, mediations, workers’ compensation matters, administrative hearings, and social security disability hearings, as well as appeals in those areas.

Jim has represented people in work injuries, car accident, slip and fall, product liability, liquor liability, discrimination and Social Security Disability cases.

He has lectured at various seminars, primarily in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury.

Jim is a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice, including serving on its board of governors. He formerly served as mid-winter convention of the MAJ.

Our partner is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is peer-review rated Distinguished* through Martindale-Hubbell.

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyer since 2004

BV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America

Professional Associations & Memberships

Duluth Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA), President, 1996 to 1997

Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)

11th District Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1997 to 1999

11th District Bar Association, Secretary, 1999 to 2000

11th District Bar Association, President Elect, 2000 to 2001

11th District Bar Association, President, 2001 to 2002

Minnesota Association for Justice (MAJ), Board of Governors, 1997 to 2006

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Workers’ Compensation

Certified Legal Specialties

Senior Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association

Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Representative Cases

Lindberg v. J & D Enterprises, 543 N.W. 2d 90, 1996, Minn, 1996044673

Bermal v. Auge, 574 N.W. 2d 460, Minn. Ct. App. 1998, 1998057920

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1987

Wisconsin, 1999

U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1989

U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1999


University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MinnesotaJ.D. – 1987

Honors: cum laude

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WisconsinB.A. – 1984

Honors: With Honors

Major: English