MINNEAPOLIS, MN—October 14, 2016—Profiles in Diversity Journal has named Kathleen Flynn Peterson, partner at Robins Kaplan LLP®, to its 2016 “Women Worth Watching” list. This award recognizes women pioneers who are forging ahead with global acclaim in strategies that are making a difference in their workplaces and communities.
For more than 30 years, Ms. Flynn Peterson has built a reputation as one of the nation’s preeminent medical malpractice trial attorneys. She has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, many of them record-setting, to secure justice for individuals and families who have experienced injury or death as a result of medical negligence.
In addition to her case work, Ms. Flynn Peterson has served as head of the Minnesota chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and was the national president of the American Association for Justice, where she was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. She recently joined the Lawyers’ Committee for the National Center for State Courts, a non-profit organization formed by the nation’s state chief justices devoted to improving the administration of justice through leadership and service to the state courts. She also serves as president of the Pound Civil Justice Institute, a national legal “think tank” dedicated to ensuring access to justice for ordinary citizens.
Recently, The American College of Trial Lawyers, an association comprised of the best of the trial bar, elected Ms. Flynn Peterson to its board of regents. She joins only 14 others in this position, and membership comprises one percent of attorneys in any individual state.
Ms. Flynn Peterson’s complete Women Worth Watching profile is available here.