Paul D. Peterson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Woodbury, MN

Harper & Peterson, PLLC
 | 3040 Woodbury Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129-9617
Phone: 651-738-8539
Fax: 651-738-8669
Selected To Super Lawyers: 1999 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 1999
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Paul D. Peterson is a founding partner of Harper & Peterson, P.L.L.C., a Woodbury, Minnesota, law firm with a limited focus on civil litigation. Paul’s primary emphasis is on representing individuals and families who have been injured by the wrongful acts of others. He has served as trial and appellate counsel in a number of cases that led to notable decisions in the areas of damages, settlements, insurance bad faith and the interrelationship of third-party tort and workers' compensation law.

    Paul is certified as a civil trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin and, with his law partner Bill Harper, has represented clients throughout the United States. Paul remains actively involved with several professional organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers and the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, a group dedicated to protecting the legal rights of individuals. He has published numerous articles and has taught several seminars and continuing legal education courses on topics related to his practice.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 23 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Super Lawyers: 1999 - 2021 Rising Stars: 1999

    MSBA Board Certified SpecialistsNational Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Paul Peterson

    Admitted: 1989, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Advocacy, 1987
    • Hamline University School of Law, St Paul, MN, Merit Scholarship
    • American Jurisprudence Award, Litigation Practice, 1988  
    • Hamline University School of Law, St Paul, MN, AAJ Mock Trial Competition
    • Hamline University School of Law, St Paul, MN, Cum Laude
    • Hamline University School of Law, St Paul, MN, National Moot Court

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Minnesota State Bar Association  
    • Civil Trial Specialist, certified by Civil Litigation Section

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Wisconsin, 1999
    • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 1990 - 1996
    • Ramsey County Bar Association, Member, 1991 - Present
    • Douglas K. Amdahl Inns of Court, Master  
    • Minnesota, 1989
    • Minnesota Bar Association, Member, 1989 - Present
    • American Association for Justice, Sustaining Member, 1993 - Present
    • The Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota, Member
    • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member, 1989 - 1990
    • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Governors, 1996 - Present
    • American Bar Association, Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Seminar, Settlements Involving Issues of Insurance Coverage, Hamline University School of Law, March, 1994
    • Ethical Issues Confronting Defense Counsel, MTLA/MDLA Education, Alliance's Insurance Law Conference, October, 1995
    • In Excess of $50,000: Civil Law Issues for Professionals Involved in Youth, and Crime, MLE Youth and Crime Conference, March, 1996
    • Civil Law Issues for Professionals Involved With Child Abuse Issues, U of M TEAM conference, January, 1997
    • An Ounce of Prevention...Advising the Employer: Workplace Policies and Procedures, ADLE Employment Law Seminar, April, 1997
    • High-Low Agreements and Loan Receipts, MTLA-Subrogation and Settlement Agreements Seminar, May, 1997
    • Premises Liability: Preparation and Trial of a Difficult Case in Minnesota, National Business Institute, July, 1998
    • Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Minnesota: Strategies in Preparation and Valuation, National Business Institute, March, 1999
    • Anatomy of a Personal Injury Case, ADLE Seminar, March, 1999
    • Personal Injury Damages, MSBA Seminar, April, 1999
    • Personal Injury: Case Evaluation and Settlement, Minnesota Law and Politics, June, 1999

    Educational Background:

    • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, B.S., 1986

    Industry Groups

    • American Academy Of Certified Trial Lawyers
    • American Association For Justice
    • American Bar Association
    • International Society Of Barristers.
    • Minnesota Association For Justice
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
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    Office Location for Paul D. Peterson

    3040 Woodbury Drive
    Woodbury, MN 55129-9617

    Phone: 651-738-8539

    Fax: 651-738-8669

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