Mr. Peterson has litigated, tried cases and handled appeals throughout Wisconsin and in other states, as well as in Federal district courts, circuit courts of appeal and the U.S. Court of Claims. He also handled hundreds of cases, acting as local counsel representing large self-insured companies, working with or reporting to in-house or national litigation counsel. He has represented individuals and small companies, plaintiffs and defendants, in a broad range of claims and litigation.
Traditional litigation can be risky, costly and time-consuming. The use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is an effective and efficient alternative to litigation for resolving disputes. The principal advantage of ADR is the flexibility its various methods offer to achieve resolutions not otherwise available through litigation. ADR also provides the client with the additional advantages of a confidential setting in which to resolve a dispute and a time frame to address issues that meets the needs of the parties, as opposed to deadlines imposed by a court.
Mr. Peterson is qualified to serve as a mediator, neutral decision maker in arbitration hearings and a neutral evaluator, helping parties resolve disputes without resorting to litigation. He also serves as a court-appointed referee.