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Jan Eric Peterson

Jan Eric Peterson, American lawyer. Bar: Washington 1969, United States District Court (western and eastern districts) Washington 1970, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1970.

Background

  • Peterson, Jan Eric was born on April 28, 1944 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Theodore Dare and Dorothy Elizabeth (Spofford) Peterson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in History, Stanford University, 1966. Juris Doctor, University Washington, 1969.

    Career

    • General counsel American Civil Liberties Union, Seattle, 1969-1971. Associate Daniel F. Sullivan, 1972-1973. Senior partner Peterson Young Putra (formerly Peterson, Young, Putra, Fletcher, Knopp & Wampold), since 1973.

      Member Washington State Salary Commission, 2002—2004.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Washington 1969, United States District Court (western and eastern districts) Washington 1970, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1970.

    Works

    • Drafter (state statute) Tap Water Regulation Act, 1983.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (editor associate 1976-1978), Damages Attorneys Round Table (founding, president 1997-1998), Association of Trial Lawyers of America (delegate 1985-1986), Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (board 1973-1985, president 1982-1983, Trial Lawyer of Year 1999), Washington State Bar Association (judicial selection 1985-1987, board governors 1992-1995, president 2000-2001), Washington State Bar Foundation (board directors 2001-2006), American Board Trial Advisory (diplomate, president Washington chapter 1990), American Civil Liberties Union.

    Personality

    Interests

    Piano, baseball, basketball, golf.

    Connections

    • Children: Nels Andrew, Anne Elizabeth. Married Marguerite Victoria Caggiano, March 31, 1984.
    • father: Theodore Dare Peterson
    • mother: Dorothy Elizabeth (Spofford) Peterson
    • spouse: Marguerite Victoria Caggiano
    • children: Nels Andrew Peterson
    • Anne Elizabeth Peterson
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    Born April 28, 1944
    (age 73)
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