Kirt J. Peterson
Kirt Peterson focuses his practice on litigating and trying catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases involving commercial vehicles, pedestrians, industrial or construction accidents as well as dangerous conditions of public and private property. Kirt also devotes a portion of his practice to consumer class actions against businesses that engage in unfair and illegal business practices.
Prior to founding Nielsen, Peterson & Nielsen LLP, Kirt was an associate at a large international law firm where he represented large fortune 500 clients in various litigation and transactional matters. After representing large corporate clients for many years, Kirt felt an urge to get out and help the little guy. Kirt brings his extensive experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of a large firm to NPN Law with a resolve to help those who have been injured and need help.
Kirt graduated cum laude from the University of Utah and then went on to graduate from Loyola Law School. While attending Loyola Law School he earned the First Honors Award in Legal Drafting and was a senior production editor on the Loyola International and Comparative Law Review.
Kirt speaks Spanish having lived in Colombia for two years and studied a semester in Costa Rica.
Kirt is admitted to practice in California state courts as well as federal district courts in the Central District of California. He is also an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA).
In his free time, he loves mountain biking, running and following intercollegiate sports, especially the University of Utah Utes. Kirt also likes to spend time with his wife, Kady, and his three children.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Commercial Vehicles
- Industrial or Construction Accidents
- Public and Private Property
- Class Actions
- Unfair and Illegal Business
- California, 2006
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
- U.S. District Court Central District of California
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
- J.D. - 2006
- Law Review: Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, Senior Production Editor
- University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
- B.S. cum laude - 2000
- Major: Accounting