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Clifford L. Peterson


Mr. Peterson has an AV® Distinguished Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell® for his professionalism and ethics. This rating is reserved for only those attorneys whose peers have indicated that they have achieved the highest level of professional excellence.

Practice areas


  • Washington, 1981


  • Willamette University College of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Washington State University, B.A., cum laude, 1977


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Vernon R. Pearson and The Honorable Stanley W. Worswick, Tacoma-Pierce County, Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II, 1981 – 1982

Associations and memberships

  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (Member, CLE Committee)
  • King County Bar Association (1982-1997)
  • American Bar Association (Member, General Practice Solo and Small Firm Section)
  • Washington State Associate for Justice (formerly: Washington State Trial Lawyers)
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association (Casenotes Co-Editor, 1992 – 1995)
  • American Inns of Court Foundation (Program Chair, Tacoma Chapter, 1995 – 1996)
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Associations: 

            U.S. District Court W.D. Washington (1981 – Current)
            U.S. Supreme Court (2010 – Current)

Continuing legal education

  • Thirty hours of Estate Planning Continuing Legal Education at the University of Washington Law School, 1995

Representative appellate case

  • Negron v. Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and Overlake Hospital, 86 Wn. App. 579, 936 P.2d 55 (1997)

Clifford L. Peterson serves clients throughout Pierce, King, Kitsap, Thurston and the surrounding counties.