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R. ALAN PETERSON

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R. ALAN PETERSON

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Alan Peterson has 20 years of  experience as an attorney focusing on civil disputes. His practice has included settling, mediating and litigating construction disputes over employment issues, quality of construction issues, and quality of product issues. Mr. Peterson has been recognized by his [peers with an AV rating from the Martindale Hubbell Association. He has received recognition in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America.”  Prior to attending law school, he was a high school teacher for ten years.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., with honors, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota 1986
  • Masters of Arts, Rhetoric and Public Address and Communication Theory, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1975
  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Northern State College, Aberdeen, South Dakota, 1973

DISPUTE RESOLUTION INVOLVEMENT

Mr. Peterson has attended a number of continuing legal education programs involving negotiation and mediation skills, He has completed both the Dispute review board training program and the Arbitration Training Program provided through Construction Dispute Resolution Services.

Mr. Peterson has served as a mediator, as well as actively participated in mediations in numerous areas. He has particular experience involving construction litigation in the following areas:

  • Roofing integrity dispute
  • Metal building construction dispute
  • Window quality dispute
  • Mold-related health issues

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • South Dakota Bar Association