Warren E. Peterson

Warren E. Peterson

St. Paul, Minnesota

Warren E. Peterson is a shareholder, director and president of PFB Law.  Warren has extensive experience in many areas of law; however, at this time his areas of practice are primarily estate planning, trust, probate, business entity formation and commercial real estate matters.

Warren earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration for the University of St. Thomas. Upon Graduation from law school, he clerked in the Minnesota Supreme Court, was a Special Assistant Attorney General, Assistant Ramsey County Attorney and Chief Public Defender for Ramsey County. As a result of his extensive and varied background, he has extensive litigation experience.

Athletics have been a dominant part of Warren’s live. He played on a State High School Hockey Championship team and was co-captain of his college hockey team. He later played competitive tennis and now spends his time trying to figure out how to keep a golf ball in play. In addition to his golfing activities, he enjoys reading and analyzing the securities markets. He is married and has two children, who live in Los Angeles, and one grandchild.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Wills, Estates and Trusts
  • 20% Business Formation and Management
  • 25% Commercial Real Estate
  • 15% Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D.
  • University of St. Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota
    • B.A.
    • Major: Business - Accounting


  • Commercial State Bank

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court, Law Clerk, 1964 - 1965
  • Minnesota Attorney General, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1965 - 1966
  • Ramsey County, Assistant Ramsey County Attorney
  • Ramsey County, Chief Public Defender