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Christopher Petersen brings strong experience to bear for clients facing commercial disputes. Chris has gained particular experience across industries including natural resources, real estate, and land use. He also handles professional liability matters and maintains an active pro bono practice.
Throughout his career, Chris has represented property owners, landowners, developers, and municipalities in litigation involving construction, real property, land use, and zoning disputes. In all of these matters, he works carefully and efficiently to provide the most relevant information to the clients and attorney teams he serves to help make informed litigation strategy.
Prior to joining WTO, Chris served as an associate in the litigation departments of multiple law firms, where he gained valuable experience developing case strategy and taking individual responsibility for client matters. Most recently, Chris served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Clark Waddoups of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.
- Won a plaintiff's jury verdict in Denver District Court for an investor in a multi-million dollar breach of contract trial. The case arose out of a mismanaged real estate development project.
- Served as court-appointed counsel in a habeas corpus case brought under 28 U.S.C. § 2254, representing a state-court prisoner who received a life sentence and was asserting that he received ineffective assistance of counsel. The matter culminated in a favorable ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kay, Casto & Chaney, PLLC
Bowles Rice, LLP
Jackson Kelly, PLLC