Denise Peterson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Houston, TX

828 Nagle St
Houston, TX 77003
Phone: 832-740-8191
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Now focusing her practice on alternative dispute resolution methods, Denise Peterson is the founder of PetersonADR. Based in Houston, Texas, she works with businesses and individuals in the greater metropolitan area and other parts of the state. Ms. Peterson has been admitted to practice before all Texas state courts since 2010, and she is also admitted to practice in New York. Additionally, she is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, having been admitted in 2018.

A professional neutral, Ms. Peterson has an extensive background in mediation and arbitration. She has handled cases involving personal injury and wrongful death, probate, contract breaches, construction disputes, real estate, and water rights, among others. Prior to establishing PetersonADR in 2016, Ms. Peterson was an associate at the Houston branch of a highly regarded global law firm. While she was there, she handled litigation and government investigations in matters involving consumer debt, employment law, toxic torts, mortgage banking, and real estate. Ms. Peterson has received a great deal of recognition from her fellow attorneys, including a "Super" peer review rating through Avvo.

Ms. Peterson has frequently been asked to deliver presentations on topics related to alternative dispute resolution, appearing before several local and state bar associations as well as the Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. Prior to her pursuing her legal education at South Texas College of Law Houston, Ms. Peterson spent several years as an information architect on a project affiliated with the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. While she was in law school, she interned with the Harris County District Attorney's Office before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2010.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Arbitration, Mediation


1 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2020

About Denise Peterson

Admitted: 2010, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State of Texas, 2010  

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Houston Bar Association – Speaker’s Bureau at Covenant Capital, Presenter, “Pitfalls in Landlord-Tenant Law” August 2017, Houston, Texas
  • Texas Apartment Association, Presenter, “Legal Updates to Landlord Tenant Law”, March 2016, Austin, Texas 
  • Montgomery County Dispute Resolution Center – Basic Mediation Training, Presenter, “The Terrible Three: Identifying Ethical Issues in Mediation” September 2016, Houston, Texas
  • Harris County Dispute Resolution Center – Family Law Mediation Training, Presenter, “Post-Obergfell – LGBT Issues in Family Law” October 2016, Houston, Texas
  • Montgomery County Dispute Resolution Center – Family Law Mediation Training, Presenter, “Ethics in Mediating Protective Orders”, Presenter, “Post-Obergfell – LGBT Issues in Family Law” both November 2016, Conroe, Texas
  • Houston Writer’s Guild, Presenter, “Contracts – the Power of Language” November 2016, Houston, Texas


  • Vis Moot Competition Team Brief Writer (2009-2010)
  • Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society
  • ABA National Negotiation Competition Competitor (2008-2009)
  • ABA Regional Negotiation Competition Champion (2008-2009)

Educational Background

  • Juris Doctorate, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts in History,  Magna Cum Laude, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 2007 

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Certificate in Maritime Arbitration from Lloyd's of London, 2018


  • Admitted as a Solicitor to the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2018

Industry Groups

  • Breach Of Contract
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Water Law
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Office Location for Denise Peterson

828 Nagle St
Houston, TX 77003

Phone: 832-740-8191

Last Updated: 6/9/2021

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