I practice DUI defense law because I love it, plain and simple. I feel that our Government has become too big and invasive in our personal lives. With big Government comes intrusion and management of almost every facet of daily living. Thankfully, our forefathers predicted this growth and adopted a set of rules by which public officials are controlled. That document is the United States Constitution. All states have their own version of the Constitution but the basic principles remain the same: freedom from unlawful search and seizure, the right against self incrimination and a host of other protections that help keep us safe.
Petersen Law is the culmination of efforts to play a small part in protecting people from unlawful actions of the police. I strive to handle each case with care and attention to achieve the best outcome for my clients.
I was recently invited to become a member of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense and was selected as one of the top 50 DUI attorneys out of over five thousand in Nebraska.
I am a member of many other organizations including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association. I train with law enforcement to experience the same training police receive to conduct drunk driving investigations and study the same training manuals issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (all 3,600 pages of them). I am constantly trying new tactics and experiencing new training with the singular goal of protecting my client’s rights.
I attended undergraduate college at Eastern Washington University where I received a B.A. in Government in 1990. Beginning in 1991, I studied law at Creighton University where I received a Juris Doctorate degree, with honors, in 1994.
My interest in law and government peaked early. At age 16, I began working for small law firm in Spokane, Washington where I quickly learned I wanted to be a lawyer. The experience there was irreplaceable and I am tremendously thankful to those group of lawyers who mentored and trained me for a lifelong career as a Nebraska DUI attorney.