Attorneys of the Year: Kathleen Flynn Peterson, Brandon Thompson

Minnesota Lawyer recently announced that attorneys Kathleen Flynn Peterson and Brandon Thompson have been named "2015 Attorneys of the Year." This award, given to just 18 individuals, recognizes the recipients’ leadership abilities, involvement in noteworthy cases, and commitment to public service. Nominations are vetted and chosen by a panel of five former "Attorney of the Year" recipients.

Kathleen Flynn Peterson is a Partner and former nurse who focuses her practice on medical negligence cases. In addition to being named "Attorney of the Year," Kathleen was included in Minnesota Lawyers'  "Circle of Excellence,"  a recognition reserved for attorneys who have repeatedly been named Attorney of the Year. This is Kathleen’s third award, having received the honor in 2007 and 2010.

Brandon Thompson is also a Partner who focuses his practice on medical malpractice. Among his most recent achievements was his representation, along with Associate Colin Peterson, of a 51-year-old Minnesota man who became paralyzed during surgery. After a nine-day trial, the jury awarded the man $9.1 million, an amount that will allow him to live more independently and undergo rehabilitation.

Both attorneys were profiled in Minnesota Lawyer magazine.

Attorney of the Year: Kathleen Flynn Peterson
Attorney of the Year: Brandon Thompson