Allyson J. Petersen


Allyson is a perceptive attorney who makes good use of her superb listening and observational skills. These skills allow her to look at issues from a multitude of perspectives and ask critical questions to find relevant information. She enjoys and excels at dissecting complex litigation matters.

Allyson is detail-oriented and organized – assets that help analyze large amounts of information to formulate strategies. She prides herself on developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients, learning about their business and discovering what makes them tick in order to find successful solutions to complex issues.

When she’s not working, you can find Allyson exploring new areas of the city, running, or traveling and absorbing different cultures.

  • Key Practice and Industry Experience
  • Recognitions and Honors
  • Publications and Presentations
  • Community Involvement

Key Industry Experience

  • Rec products
  • Food
  • Retailers

Recognitions and Honors

  • 2018 Attorneys of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable James A. Cunningham, Jr., Minnesota 10th Judicial District Court, 2013-2015
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court, Student Co-Adviser
  • Burton Award Nominee in Legal Writing, William Mitchell College of Law
  • Minnesota Black Woman Lawyers Network Scholarship recipient, 2013
  • William E. McGee Scholarship recipient, 2012

Publications and Presentations

  • “Legal Issues Related to Unmanned and Manned Autonomous Vehicles,” Drone Focus Conference, May 30, 2018

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Assocation

Community Engagement