William G. Peterson
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William G. Peterson

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Practice Areas:

  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Water Law
  • Game and Fish Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Criminal

Biography

William G

William G. Peterson is the principal of Peterson Law Office, P.A. in Bloomington, MN.  his practice focuses on probate, estate planning, water law, game and fish law, bankruptcy, real estate and water law.  Mr. Peterson has practiced law for 35 years.  He served nine years with the Minnesota Attorney General's Office.  He was elected for two terms to the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 38B in Bloomington, MN.  Mr. Peterson has maintained a private practice in Bloomington since 1978.

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1969
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1966

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 1969
  • Wisconsin, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, 1989

Published Works

  • Public Water Law Bench & Bar, March, 1974

Representative Cases

  • Waters v. Putnam, 183 N.W.2d 545, 1971, Minn., 1971117144
  • Application of City of White Bear Lake, 247 N.W.2d 901, 1976, Minn., 1976132796
  • Paul McCusker and Associates, Inc. v. Omodt, 359 N.W.2d 747, 1985, Minn.App., 1985101146
  • Application of Orr, 396 N.W.2d 657, 1986, Minn.App., 1986157966
  • Playle v. Commissioner of Public Safety, 439 N.W.2d 747, 1989, Minn.App., 1989072803

Honors

  • Referee, Hennepin County Conciliation (Small Claims) Court
  • Arbitrator, Automobile Insurance Panel
  • Who's Who in American Law (Listed Since 2nd Edition)

Classes & Seminars

  • Lecturer, Normandale Community College, 1981 to 1983
  • Lecturer, Normandale Community College, 1994 to 1995

Past Positions

  • American Arbitration Association (No-Fault Panel), Arbitrator, 1986 to 2004
  • Hennepin County Conciliation Court, Referee, 1982 to 2002

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Viking Council, Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of America, 1979 to 1984
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Partner, 1983