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

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.

Education:
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

Honors:
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

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

Practice Area

Personal injury,

product liability,

professional malpractice,

wrongful death.

Bar Admissions

Certification:

Civil Trial Specialist, certified by Civil Litigation Section

Minnesota State Bar Association

Admitted:

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.