Mr. Petersen is our newest associate attorney at the Alvandi Law Group, who previously worked as a criminal defense attorney since 2010.
Mr. Petersen attended Westmont college in Santa Barbara, California where he graduated in 2004 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a significant number of bumps and bruises associated with his time playing rugby.
After clerking at a small, family law firm in his hometown of Solvang, California for a year, he attended Whittier College and received his Juris Doctorate.
Mr. Petersen began his legal practice as a criminal defense attorney, and in a short time established himself as a zealous defender of the accused, receiving awards from national organizations. Mr. Petersen was recognized as one to the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Southern California for five years in a row, starting in 2014 by the National Trial Lawyers. Additionally, Mr. Petersen was recognized in 2017 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys as a “Nationally Ranked Top 10 under 40” for excellence in the field of Criminal Law. Most recently, Mr. Petersen was also recognized as a “Rising Star” in the June edition of Super Lawyers magazine.
Mr. Petersen came to our firm seeking a new way to make a difference in people’s lives in early 2019, and his zeal for the injured worker’s we represent has proven to be a wonderful addition to our team.