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Governor Walz Appoints Andrew Peterson to Fill Sixth Judicial District Vacancy

9/19/2019 9:58:10 AM

Andrew Peterson

ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Andrew Peterson as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District. Mr. Peterson will be filling the vacancy of the Honorable Gary Pagliaccetti and will be chambered at Virginia in St. Louis County.

“I am honored to appoint Andrew Peterson as a District Court Judge in the Sixth Judicial District,” said Governor Walz. “He demonstrates remarkable well-roundedness in both his legal career and community involvement that will serve the people of St. Louis County well.”

Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District consists of Carlton, Cook, Lake, and St. Louis Counties (Duluth, Hibbing, and Virginia).

About Andrew Peterson:

Mr. Peterson is currently an attorney and shareholder of Cope & Peterson Ltd. where he represents clients in all aspects of civil litigation, criminal law, real estate, business law, and municipal law. Previously, he was a law clerk at SiebenCarey. Peterson is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Civil Trial Specialist and a Real Property Specialist. His community involvement includes the Volunteer Attorney Program, Range Bar Association, Domestic Violence Court Exploratory Committee, Virginia Educational Fund, Quad Cities Rotary Club, Minnesota Association of Justice, and others.

Mr. Peterson received his BA from Gustavus Adolphus College and his JD from William Mitchell College of Law.

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