PeopleWilliam E. Peterson
William E. Peterson

William E. Peterson

PeopleWilliam E. Peterson

  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (J.D., 1975)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Law Review
  • College of Holy Cross, University of California Berkeley, and North Carolina State University (B.A., cum laude, 1969)

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, State Chairman (2010-2011)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • Legal Elite - Top Northern Nevada Attorneys, Nevada Business Magazine (2013-2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Land Use & Zoning Litigation, Real Estate Litigation (2008-2019); Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Trusts and Estates Litigation (2015-2019); Administrative/Regulatory Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation (2016-2019); Securities Litigation (2008-2013)
    • Reno Lawyer of the Year, Bet-the-Company Litigation (2017)
    • Reno Lawyer of the Year, Trusts and Estates Litigation (2016, 2018)
    • Reno Lawyer of the Year, Energy Law (2019)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Civil Litigation: Defense (2013-2019), 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)

  • Nevada
  • California

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