Minnesota native Allen J. Peterson is a 2017 graduate of the University of St. Thomas - School of Law. Allen was born September 24,1991 and grew up in Dakota County. He focused heavily on criminal prosecution during law school and chose to diversify himself early in his career. Allen has experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney as well as child protection (CPS/CHIPS) representation in juvenile proceedings, and an extensive background in family law. Allen's family law practice includes contested and uncontested divorce both with and without children, child custody including paternity, rights of visitation and parenting time, third party custody, modification of custody, and adoption. His areas of practice also include drafting wills, deeds, contracts, and premarital or antenuptial agreements.
Allen is a skilled negotiator who prides himself on his ability to produce real-world results. He enjoys serving the client and being of service. He brings a creative and step-by-step approach to the practice of law.
Allen values a close sense of community and strives to be your local lawyer. He joined Ed Shaw Law Office in early 2020 and plans to stay for years to come.