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Coronavirus Impact and Assurance: Yes! We are still open for business!

As you are all aware, we are currently facing unique challenges due to the Coronavirus. While this is a serious crisis, it is important to keep it in perspective, and not allow it to prevent us from going about our business. We want to assure all of our clients that this office is prepared to serve your needs, regardless of what happens and how the virus affects Minnesota. In an effort to keep the office safe, we have stepped up prevention and sanitation measures in hopes to prevent disease transmission.

Because we are a paperless office, our entire staff is prepared to work from home if necessary. No matter what happens, we will continue to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services.  So far, not one client or staff member has become infected based on contact at this office and we will continue with safety protocols in an attempt to keep it that way. My office will continue to put the safety of our staff and you as our top priority. We do greatly appreciate your cooperation in conducting business in a safe fashion by utilizing current technology. Regardless of what happens, we will continue to take care of all of your legal needs.

Please rest assured, we will continue to take care of your legal needs in this challenging time, and your safety is our highest priority.

Please see our blog for more info on pandemic response.

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Allen J. Peterson
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Minnesota native Allen J. Peterson is a 2017 graduate of the University of St. Thomas - School of Law. Allen was born September 24,1991 in Dakota County. He focused heavily in criminal law during law school and chose to diversify himself early in his career. Allen is ambitious to become well-rounded at a young age and has criminal experience as a prosecutor in Itasca County, corporate practice in downtown Minneapolis, private practice including child protection and criminal defense in Goodhue County, and served as City Attorney for the City of Winona. 
Allen joined Ed Shaw Law in 2020 and now focuses heavily on family law, including adoption, dissolution of marriage/divorce, child custody, and establishment of paternity. He enjoys serving the client and problem-solving by bringing a personal and smalltown touch to the practice of law.
Allen is an avid outdoorsman and prefers up north, small-town living with a close sense of community. He enjoys lake days at the cabin, mechanics, and powersports.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2017