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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.


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


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


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.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: piano, baseball, basketball, golf.


Children: Nels Andrew, Anne Elizabeth. Married Marguerite Victoria Caggiano, March 31, 1984.