At the law office of Harper & Peterson, P.L.L.C., we are highly selective in the cases we handle, intentionally limiting the number of clients we represent so that we can provide the highest levels of personal service and attention to each matter. We are first and foremost trial attorneys and, if we cannot settle your claim for full and fair compensation, we are always willing and able to take your case to court. Attorneys Bill Harper and Paul Peterson are both board-certified as Civil Trial Specialists by the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) and the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). Between them, they have tried hundreds of cases to conclusion.
Bill Harper was first named Minnesota Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer in 1999. In 2011, Bill, Paul Peterson and Lori Barton were all named Minnesota Attorneys of the Year for their successful representation of the family of murder victim Teri Lee in a suit against ADT Security Systems.
Bill Harper has been named one of Minnesota's Top 100 Super Lawyers, and also one of Minnesota's Top 40 Personal Injury Super Lawyers. Bill has served as the Dean of the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers Minnesota Chapter, and the Past-President of the Minnesota Association for Justice. Paul Peterson likewise has been recognized as a Minnesota Super Lawyer for many of years, as a Top 100 Super Lawyer and as a Top 40 Personal Injury Super Lawyer. Paul has served as the President of the American Board of Trial Advocates Minnesota Chapter, as the President of the Amdahl Inn of Court, and is the Vice President of the Ramsey County Bar Association and will serve as its President in 2017-18. Attorney Lori Barton has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star. Attorney Jason DePauw is active in the New Lawyer section of the Ramsey County Bar Association and the Minnesota Association for Justice (MNAJ).
Our Practice: Minnesota Lawyers Representing Accident Victims
We concentrate our practice exclusively on civil litigation, handling cases involving:
- Personal injury — We represent people who have been hurt because of the careless or negligent acts of others, whether in motor vehicle accidents, those injured at a construction site, as victims of a crime, as a result of professional malpractice, or exposure to a dangerous or defective product. We take all types of serious and catastrophic injury claims, including cases involving brain or spinal cord injury, broken bones, paralysis, scarring or disfigurement, or amputation or loss of limb. We also litigate wrongful death claims.
- Insurance bad faith — We represent parties who have been wrongfully denied coverage under a valid insurance policy.
To learn more about the full extent of our representation, go to our Practice Areas page.
Contact the Law Office of Harper & Peterson, P.L.L.C.
We provide a free initial consultation to personal injury victims. To set up a private meeting with an experienced personal injury lawyer in St. Paul, contact our office online or call us at 651-738-8539 (toll free at 1-800-779-1466). You can leave a message or contact one of our lawyers 24/7.