Contact Details
  • Phone:
    (651) 738-8669
  • Fax:
    (651) 738-8539

Paul is certified in Minnesota as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and is a member of the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers. He was named a “Rising Star” in 1998 by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine and a Minnesota “Super Lawyer” in each of the years since then by the same publication.

Paul is actively involved in the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, a group dedicated to the legal rights of individuals. He is currently a member of its Board of Governors and is co-chair of its Amicus Committee. Paul is also a sustaining member of the American and Wisconsin Trial Lawyers Association.

Paul has served as trial and appellate counsel in a number of cases that led to notable decisions in the areas of damages, settlements, insurance coverage, and the inter-relationship of third-party tort and workers’ compensation law.

Hamline University School of Law, St Paul, MN, 1989 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence Honors: Cum Laude, Merit Scholarship, ATLA Mock Trial Competition, National Moot Court
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1986 B.S., Bachelor of Science

American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Advocacy, 1987
American Jurisprudence Award, Litigation Practice, 1988

Past Positions:
Hon. Roland C. Amundson, Judge, District Court of Hennepin County, Law Clerk, 1989 – 1990
Murnane, Conlin, White & Brandt, Associate, 1990 – 1993
King & Hatch, Shareholder and Treasurer, 1993 – 1996
Paul D. Peterson, Ltd., 1996 – 2000
Harper & Peterson, P.L.L.C., 2000 – Present

May 5, 1964, Winona, Minnesota, United States of America

Practice Area

Personal injury,

product liability,

professional malpractice,

wrongful death.

Bar Admissions


Civil Trial Specialist, certified by Civil Litigation Section

Minnesota State Bar Association


Minnesota, 1989

Wisconsin, 1999

Published Work

He has published numerous articles and conducts frequent lectures to other lawyers in the areas of personal injury, product liability, professional malpractice, and wrongful death.