Minneapolis (June 2007) - Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Kathleen Flynn Peterson has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the ‘Most Influential Women Lawyers.'
Flynn Peterson is a partner whose practice focuses on representing individuals and families who have experienced injury or death as a result of medical negligence.
"Kathleen is completely dedicated to making a difference by helping protect her clients' rights. She is one of the outstanding trial lawyers in the nation and a role model for other women in the profession to emulate," said Michael V. Ciresi, the firm's prior chairman. "We are very pleased and proud that she is among this list of outstanding women lawyers."
Flynn Peterson has had a long involvement with the American Association of Justice (formerly ATLA). Currently she serves on the Executive Committee as president-elect, and her term as president begins July 2007. A member for more than 20 years, she is on the Board of Trustees of AAJ's National College of Advocacy and has served in numerous leadership capacities on various committees. In 1999, she was honored with the Association's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
She began her career and patient advocacy as a registered nurse and was one of the firm's first dual-profession attorneys when she joined in 1981 as an associate. She has since secured millions of dollars on behalf of her clients, helping them achieve a measure of justice for their malpractice and negligence claims.
Many prestigious and invitation-only trial lawyer organizations have commended her professional achievements. She has been inducted as a fellow to the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the International Society of Barristers. In addition, she is an Officer and Member of the Executive Committee, and past president (1995), of the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association. She also is a former Minnesota Chapter President (2005) of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Civil Litigation Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. In addition, Ms. Flynn Peterson is past chair of the firm's medical malpractice and personal injury national practice sections. She also has served multiple terms on the firm's executive board.
A frequent sought-after speaker and lecturer, Ms. Flynn Peterson regularly advises and teaches audiences of national professional and business groups on trial litigation strategies.