Larry J. Peterson

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Larry Peterson has decades of experience representing a wide variety of clients with a focus on the representation of employers and insurers. He is experienced and knowledgeable in the law, is a business owner and manager, and is always a strong advocate for his clients. Larry wants to be involved early in the case. He prides himself on his ability to create a case strategy to avoid legal fees and trial costs. Yet when necessary, he enjoys the “rush” of the courtroom.

Larry started his legal career at Fitch & Johnson, a premier workers’ compensation defense firm. He became partner at Fitch & Johnson in 1977. He then started our firm in 1983 and is the managing partner. Larry has also taught as an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law teaching workers’ compensation for fifteen years alongside Mike Kilbury.

He also serves as mediator/arbitrator for the Minnesota Construction Crafts Union Fund administered by Wilson McShane Corporation. He also works to reduce overall workers’ compensation costs through Workers Compensation Modifier Controllers, Inc, a risk management company aiding over seventy-five employers in processing and resolving the claims of employees.

In recent years, he has focused on advising employers on how to defend litigation arising out of allegations of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination and whistleblower violations.

Areas Of Practice:

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Employment Law
Labor Law
Workers’ Compensation Law

Bar Admissions:

State of Minnesota, 1975
State of Wisconsin, 1986
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1991

Recent Articles on Larry Peterson:

PLK Prevails in Human Rights Act Discrimination Claims Brought Against Client
Court of Appeals Agrees Insurers Entitled to Reimbursement of Work Comp Benefits


Minimizing risk that disciplinary action and/or termination becomes wrongly classified as retaliatory, whistleblower, or discriminatory.
Interplay between ADA, FMLA, MN Human Rights Act, and MN Workers’ Compensation Act. .
Evaluated Employees’ Ability to Safely Perform Job Tasks

Professional Associations:

American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association


William Mitchell College of Law 1975
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1971