Andrew R. Peterson

Andrew R. Peterson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Virginia, MN

Cope & Peterson Ltd.
 | 415 South 1st Street, Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 218-749-4470
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Attorney Profile

Andy focuses his practice on helping injured people, which includes car and trucking accidents, wrongful death, dog bites, boating and aviation accidents, product liability, and slip and fall accidents. Andy has successfully represented hundreds of personal injury clients in northern Minnesota. Andy also practices in the areas of criminal law and real estate law. Andy is certified by the MSBA as a Civil Trial Law Specialist. Andy has been named a Minnesota Super Lawyer, and the Duluth Superior Magazine in its 2009 annual list of Best Lawyers in the Northland as voted on by their peers named Andy the Best of the Best for his skill in criminal defense/DUI. Andy has received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, which is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. Andy has also been recognized as an MSBA North Star Lawyer for providing 50 hours or more of pro bono legal service in a calendar year.

Certificates and Credentials

MSBA Board Certified Specialists

About Andrew Peterson

Admitted: 2001, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.copepeterson.com/html/attorney-profiles/andrew-pe...

Honors and Awards:

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer - Recognizes lawyers who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.
  • The Duluth Superior Magazine in its 2009 list of best lawyers in the Northland as voted on by their peers named Andy Peterson the Best of the Best for his skill in criminal defense/DUI.
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating TM - AV Preeminent - Highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • MSBA Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist - This achievement has been earned by fewer than 3% of all licensed attorneys.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association of Justice
  • Minnesota Association of Justice
  • Range Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Arrowhead Lawyers Care - Volunteer Attorney Program - Board of Directors 2013 to Present

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • This case involved a settlement for two people who suffered orthopedic injuries when their vehicle was struck by a truck. Settlement: $1,200,000.00. Attorneys: Jeff Peterson and Andy Peterson
  • Our client was on his way to work when he was struck by another vehicle that failed to stop at a stop sign. He underwent a spinal fusion. We settled with the liability carrier for the other driver for his policy limits of $100,000.00. We subsequently commenced an underinsured claim against Farmers Insurance Group. Farmers Insurance Group's offer: $0. Verdict: $988,913.68. Attorneys: Jeff Peterson and Andy Peterson
  • This case involved a settlement for an elderly pedestrian who was killed when he was struck by a motor vehicle. Settlement: $900,000.00. Attorneys: Jeff Peterson and Andy Peterson
  • This case involved a 41-year-old male who was driving a pickup truck when his vehicle was struck by the defendant's vehicle. Our client developed back pain and was told that he is going to need back surgery sometime in the future. At the time of trial, our client had never missed a day of work and had only incurred $6,800.00 in medical expenses. Verdict: $711,868.61, including $10,000.00 in punitive damages. Attorneys: Jeff Peterson and Andy Peterson
  • Our client was a young woman who was a passenger in a motor vehicle that struck a trailer from behind. She suffered a femur fracture. Defendant's offer: $50,000.00. Verdict: $299,717.48. Attorneys: Jeff Peterson and Andy Peterson
  • Our client was a 68-year-old man who was employed as a truck driver. On the day of the accident, our client drove his truck from his employer's premises to the premises of the defendant. Once our client's truck was loaded, he was required to drive between two platforms, which were approximately 4 1/2 feet high, so that his load could be covered with a tarp. As our client began rolling the tarp over the truck while walking on the platform, he stepped on a rotten board, causing him to fall to the ground. Our client fractured his right femur, which required surgery. Settlement: $330,000.00. Attorney: Andy Peterson
  • Settlement for our client when a bucket from a Bobcat fell and rolled onto our client's legs. Our client suffered fractures to his left leg and a fracture to his right ankle. Our client made a good recovery and at the time of the accident he was not working. The defendant in this case offered $100,000.00 in an early mediation, which was rejected. This case then settled for $270,000.00 just before it was going to be placed into suit by attorney Andy Peterson. Settlement: $270,000.00. Attorney: Andy Peterson
Office Location for Andrew R. Peterson

415 South 1st Street
Virginia, MN 55792

 

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Last Updated: 2/13/2017

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