Polsinelli welcomes John Peterson as shareholder to its national Commercial Litigation practice. Peterson joins the firm’s newest office, which opened in Nashville this spring, and will complement prominent health care attorneys Robert P. Dempsey and Bobby Guy, who launched the office last month.
Peterson provides expertise to clients at all stages of the litigation process, whether in federal or state courts, as well as any number of arbitration forums. He brings extensive experience in complex litigation disputes with clients across the United States and in many industries such as financial services, real estate, insurance, securities and corporate governance. He also regularly advises clients in a broad array of business sectors, including one of the world’s largest online FOREX dealers and one of the nation’s largest credit card processing companies. He is licensed in Tennessee and California, and has appeared before federal and state courts throughout the country. He is also a certified Rule 31 mediator in the state of Tennessee.
“In an era where clients are seeking a full range of legal services, I’m excited to be with a firm that is a leader in so many areas of the law and has a national reach,” Peterson said. “Polsinelli provides all the resources I need to provide the appropriate strategies and services to meet my clients’ business and legal objectives.”
Peterson joins the firm during a pivotal time. Polsinelli has recently moved up seven spots to the Am Law ranking #86, a rise of more than 100 spots in the Am Law’s annual firm rankings during the past six years.
“We are so pleased to have John as part of our litigation team and look forward to him expanding our capabilities and services areas in Nashville,” said Litigation Department Chair Russell Jones. “His deep commitment to exceeding his clients’ goals and expectations aligns directly with our department’s focus on a proactive approach and relieving the burden of litigation from our clients.”
Peterson graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Real Estate from the University of Southern California. He earned his law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he graduated with honors in the top 15 percent of his class and was named to the Moot Court Honors Program. He has appeared at the arbitration forums of FINRA, NFA, AAA and JAMS.
As a member of Polsinelli’s National Commercial Litigation team, which was named a Benchmark Litigation Firm in 2015, Peterson joins a group of experienced attorneys with years of experience handling trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals in all commercial and business fields. The firm, with a geographic footprint across 19 cities, was recognized by The American Lawyer Magazine as one of the fastest growing U.S. law firms over a recent six-year period. Additionally, the firm was ranked in the top five percent of law firms for client service and the top five percent of firms for innovating new and valuable services.