Kathleen Flynn Peterson

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ciresi Conlin LLP
Kathleen Flynn Peterson
Ciresi Conlin LLP

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1981

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 1994 - 1998, 2000 - 2022

Ciresi Conlin LLP

225 S. 6th St.
Suite 4600
Minneapolis, MN 55402 Visit website


Certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the Minnesota State Bar Association, Kathleen Flynn Peterson focuses her practice almost exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation centered on incidents arising out of medical malpractice. Based in Minneapolis but also practicing out of the firm's satellite offices in Bismarck, North Dakota, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, her clients come from those three states as well as other parts of the Midwest.

A registered nurse prior to pursuing a legal education, Ms. Peterson's medical background has been valuable in her advocacy against health care mistakes and errors, and she has been able to obtain numerous high-dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of her clients. Some of her representative successes have included a $5.6 million settlement in a case involving an obstetrician's error that resulted in an infant sustaining permanent neurological injury, a settlement in excess of $5 million based on a surgical mistake, and a $4.6 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case based on hospital negligence. These and other successes have earned Ms. Peterson the respect of her fellow professionals, as evidenced by her receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1995.

Ms. Peterson is an active participant in many legal organizations. A fellow in both the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers, she is a former president of the Minnesota Association for Justice. Her memberships have also included the American College of Trial Lawyers. Ms. Peterson is admitted to practice in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Arizona, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical malpractice, Birth injury

  • 100% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1981, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.ciresiconlin.com/team/kathleen-flynn-peterson/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Selected as one of the “Nation’s Top One Percent”, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Named to the Circle of Excellence, Minnesota Lawyer, honoring the multiple years the publication has named her an “Attorney of the Year”, 2007, 2010, 2015
  • Named one of 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2005-2015
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • American Board of Trial Attorneys, Fellow
  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow

Office location for Kathleen Flynn Peterson

225 S. 6th St.
Suite 4600
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-361-8200


28 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 1994 - 1998, 2000 - 2022

Top lists

Top 100: Minnesota Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2014, 2017 - 2022 Top 10: Minnesota Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022 Top 50: Women Minnesota Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022 Top 100: Women Minnesota Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2009

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