Thomas Petersen

Petersen Law, LLC
11930 Arbor Street
Suite 201
Omaha, NE 68144
402-393-8080
www.criminaldefensene.com


About Tom Petersen

Thomas M. 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.

Legal Training And Education

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.

Firm Philosophy

Established in 1995, Petersen Criminal Defense has handled over 6000 cases. Due to everincreasing

complexity and conflicting legislation, Tom has limited the practice solely to

criminal defense such as drunk driving, federal crimes, sexual assault, drug crimes, and

violent crimes.

Tom believes in every person’s right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a

reasonable doubt.

In this age of electronic information and overzealous news reporting, it seems that this right

has been eroded.

He tries to stop the damage before it begins. For example, Petersen once represented an

adult book store owner in Omaha. The City’s plan was to arrest him on a weekly basis and

make outrageous claims that were later published in the media.

Tom got an injunction against the City of Omaha and Omaha law enforcement from any

further citations and arrests until the client could get his day in Court.

Tom won several jury trials and the City gave up. Had he not been able to stop the

harassment, the case may have ended differently.

Tom believes that experience counts. He has handled almost every type of case imaginable

ranging from actions on behalf of the United States Government against contractors over

billing the taxpayers to murder charges. He believes that there is a right side of every case

and that the truth is found through rigorous exercise of both State and Federal rights.

Over the years, Tom has learned to be afraid of no one. If you want a law firm that is willing

to fight on your behalf, call us for a free, no-obligation consultation. If we don’t think we will

be able to help your situation, we won’t take your money. However, if you have been

wrongly accused, aggressive representation in criminal defense matters are only a phone

call away.

Tom Petersen is a participating member of the National Association of Criminal Defense

Lawyers. The NACDL is the foremost legal fraternity on criminal defense. The organization

provides defense lawyers with some of the most advanced resources in the legal

community and Tom utilizes these resources to provide the best representation for his

clients.