Tom Petersen grew up in Spokane, Washington. By the age of 16, Tom felt compelled to pursue a law career. Two years later, he secured a clerking job with a Spokane law firm. That same year, by the encouragement of his employer, he started Petersen Process Service, a one person legal processing and filing business. A year later, Tom enrolled in Eastern Washington University. He graduated in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
In 1991, Tom began his legal training at Creighton University’s School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska. Three years later, Tom received his Juris Doctorate, and graduated Cum Laude from Creighton. Tom was a member of, and the Parliamentarian of, Phi Delta Phi, America’s oldest legal fraternity.
Today, Tom continues to further sharpen his skills by attending law seminars and networking with other members in the legal field.
Tom was invited to join the National Advocacy for DUI Defense organization on November 5, 2013. NAFDD screens thousands of attorneys and selects those with outstanding results in DUI defense cases. Tom was recognized as one of the top 50 defense attorneys from over 5,000 in the State of Nebraska.
Tom is in private practice in Omaha, Nebraska, and concentrates on state and federal Criminal Defense and DUI litigation.
Established in 1995, Petersen Criminal Law follows a simple philosophy: Our clients are innocent until proven otherwise. The lawyer of our firm Thomas M. Petersen has dedicated his career to this philosophy, helping clients in Omaha and the surrounding areas, ensuring their voices are heard in the criminal defense system.
He has led more than 6,000 criminal defense cases and has represented clients in several jurisdictions. This experience means he is a battle tested veteran in the criminal defense system who has vowed to work for you with all the knowledge he has acquired.
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