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: 2003 - 2019
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.

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About Paul Peterson

Admitted: 1989, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

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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Last Updated: 1/9/2019

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