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Duane M. Peterson, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Personal Injury, Litigation.


Peterson, Duane M. was born on September 18, 1929 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. Son of Martin J. Peterson and Catherine S. (Thompson) Walther.


Juris Doctor cum laude, William Mitchell School Law, St. Paul, 1953.


Private practice,, St. Paul, 1955-1957;private practice,, Austin, Minnesota, 1957;private practice,, Rochester, Minnesota, 1957-1959;private practice,, Winona, Minnesota, 1959-1989;district judge, Houston District Court, Caledonia, Minnesota, since 1989.


Member Winona City Charter Commission, since 1969, Winona City Merit Board, since 1967. Chairman Winona County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, 1961-1962, 1st District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, 1963-1968. Captain Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Marine Corps, 1953-1955.

Fellow American Board Trial Advocates. Member Minnesota Trial Lawyers (president 1976), Minnesota Bar Association (chairman litigation section 1977), Advocates for Human Rights.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, banjo, painting.


Married Patricia C. Peterson, August 4, 1952. Children: Mark, Daniel, Joan, Paul, Nora.