Kathleen Flynn Peterson: Mother, Nurse, Lawyer - the new face of a trial lawyer

Kathleen Flynn Peterson

Reprinted with permission from William Mitchell magazine, Winter 2005-2006.

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A funny happened to Kathleen Flynn Peterson ’81 on her way to a bachelor’s degree in nursing: She got hooked on an entirely different field—law.

The idea of a career in law first crossed her mind when an attorney spoke to her class about legal issues affecting nurses. The hook wasn’t set, however, until she was called for jury duty during her senior year.