Thomas M. Petersen

Thomas M. Petersen

Petersen Criminal Defense Law

Omaha, NE

  • user-graduate Education Creighton University School of Law
  • Experience 27 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Criminal Law
Domestic Violence
White Collar Crime
Criminal Law

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Nebraska
    Since 1995

Spoken Languages

  • English: Spoken, Written


Established in 1995, Petersen Criminal Defense has handled over 7000 cases. Due to ever increasing complexity and conflicting legislation, I have limited my practice solely to criminal defense such as drunk driving, federal crimes, sexual assault, drug crimes and assault.I grew up in Spokane, Washington and discovered at an early age that I wanted to pursue a legal career.At age 16, I began working at a general practice law firm answering phones and filing legal documents. Eventually, I was admitted under Rule 16 of the Washington Supreme Court to represent clients on a limited basis. By age 19, I was handling traffic tickets in the lower courts under the supervision of an excellent criminal defense attorney.I clerked at Decker Law Office for 6 years where I learned the art of operating a law office. This is a skill they do not teach in law school and I am grateful for their kind guidance.I moved to Omaha in 1991 to attend Creighton Law School and graduated from there, Cum Laude, in 1994.Petersen Law Office was born in 1995 and although I have handled countless types of cases, my passion was always for defending the underdog. I therefore limited my practice to criminal defense in 2000.

Professional Experience

  • Lawyer
    Petersen Criminal Defense Law
    1995 - Current

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    2013 - Current


  • Creighton University School of Law
    J.D. | Law
    1991 - 1994


  • Member
    National College of DUI Defense


  • Top 50 DUI Lawyers in Nebraska
    National Advocacy for DUI Defense

Speaking Engagements

  • Nebraska Firearms Law, Nebraska Firearms Owners Association Annual Meeting , Tactical 88
Legal Answers
  • Q. Dui, left the state of nebraska, warrant out for arrest. Had a lawyer from nebraska, What should I do?
    A: If you have an active warrant in Nebraska, you will have to return to the State to have the warrant cancelled. Take a look at my website to get more information on DUI defenses and penalties. Omaha DUI Lawyer
    January 9, 2014


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