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Allen J. Peterson
  • Attorney






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