PeopleWilliam E. Peterson, P.C.
William E. Peterson, P.C.

William E. Peterson, P.C.

PeopleWilliam E. Peterson, P.C.

  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (J.D.)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Law Review
  • College of Holy Cross, University of California Berkeley, and North Carolina State University (B.A., cum laude)

  • Nevada Supreme Court's Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, Member (2018-2019)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
    • Judiciary Committee (2019 to 2020)
    • State Chairman (2010-2011)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • Presidential Award, State Bar of Nevada, Recognizing a Lifetime of Achievement in the Law (2018)
  • Top Rank Attorney, Nevada Business Magazine (2013-2021, 2023-2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation (2016-2024); Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Land Use & Zoning Litigation, Real Estate Litigation (2008-2024); Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Trusts and Estates Litigation (2015-2024);  Securities Litigation (2008-2013)
    • Reno Lawyer of the Year, Bet-the-Company Litigation (2017, 2022)
    • Reno Lawyer of the Year, Trusts and Estates Litigation (2016, 2018)
    • Reno Lawyer of the Year, Energy Law (2019)
    • Reno Lawyer of the Year, Administrative/Regulatory Law (2020, 2023)
    • Reno Lawyer of the Year, Real Estate Litigation (2021, 2023)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Civil Litigation: Defense (2013-2023), Commercial Litigation, Utilities (2008-2012)
    • Top 100 Lawyers (2013)

  • Special Counsel to Quadriplegia Medicaid Recipients, Washoe County, Nevada (2009-present)

  • Morris Peterson, Partner (2004-2012)
  • Sierra Resources, Sierra Pacific Power and Nevada Power (now NV Energy), Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (1994-2003)
  • Woodburn and Wedge, Senior Litigator, Partner, Associate (1977-1993)
  • Gray Cary Ames & Frye (DLA Piper), Associate (1976-1977)
  • Supreme Court of Nevada, Law Clerk to the Honorable John Mowbray (dec.) (1975-1976)

  • United States Army, First Lieutenant (1969-1972)

  • California
  • Nevada

  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, All Districts of California
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada