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Staff are wearing masks when outside of personal work space. If you would like an outside appointment, we are happy to accommodate. We are here for you and want you to be comfortable.

Inside appointments now available for all. Covid safety protocols are in place and all office staff are vaccinated.
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Local Solutions For Local Problems

Allen J. Peterson

  • Attorney

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense: Assault, DWI, DUI, Sex Allegations, Theft, White Collar, Traffic Offenses, Domestic Abuse,
  • Family: Divorce, Decree/Custody Modifications, Domestic Abuse, Pre-Marital Agreement/Pre-Nups, Parental Rights, Negotiations, QDROs, Wills, OFP
  • Civil: HRO, Disputes, CPS/Child Protection, Restoration of Gun Rights, Implied Consent Challenge and License Revocation


Happy to help anyone in need, Minnesota native Allen J. Peterson is a problem-solver. Allen is a 2017 graduate from the University of St. Thomas - School of Law. Organized and assertive, Allen takes a real-world approach to practice that focuses on getting results. Allen focused heavily on criminal law early in his career in and after law school and his practice now includes an extensive amount of family law matters, ranging from divorce with or without child custody, single-parent custody, and domestic abuse.

Allen's areas of practice also include child protection, harassment restraining orders, name change, child adoption, restoration of firearm rights, expungement, DWI charges, and matters of implied consent.

Allen has helped hundreds of clients and offers free consultations on criminal and family law matters.


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2017
  • University of WI, Stout
    • B.S. - 2014
    • Major: Professional Communication

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association


  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney in 2020