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Ryan D. Peterson

Attorney Ryan D. Peterson

Ryan D. Peterson is a former debt collection attorney turned consumer rights expert and advocate. After graduating from William Mitchell law school in 2008, Ryan opened his own criminal defense firm.

In 2010 Ryan joined a Minneapolis-based debt collection firm. There, he quickly learned the nuances of rights and regulations regarding consumers. As time went on, Ryan developed a deep desire to work for consumers – to protect individuals who are wrongly treated, often knowingly, by big business and banking institutions.

As Ryan frequently says, he's grateful to practice law in a way that aligns with his personal beliefs. He values his relationship with clients and strives to partner with each individual to ensure a fair outcome.

Like all native Minnesotans, Ryan loves cabin time Up North. He is also a self-described “avid indoors man” who enjoys cooking, reading, bar trivia, and board games. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children.


  • Wisconsin (2008)
  • Minnesota (2009)
  • Michigan (2012)
  • District of Minnesota (2012)
  • Northern District of Florida (2014)
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin (2015)
  • Western District of Wisconsin (2020)

Recent Blog Posts


  • Honesty

    When I first contacted Ryan, it would have been my first time to ever have contacted a lawyer for legal council purposes. I was a bit hesitant and reserved in opening conversations, but those thoughts or feelings were immediately dispelled by his openness, honesty, and free and airy conversation....
  • Patient

    Ryan Peterson took the time to assess my situation, give me his opinion and several options to take action on. I had no firsthand experience in legal matters and so I did not understand how stressful they could be. Yet he was patient and his support was exactly what I needed to push through it. ...
  • Godsend

    Ryan is a godsend! I was understandably nervous when I received documentation from a creditor in the mail. Being unfamiliar with consumer rights laws and fair debt collection practices, I figured I would let my court date come and go and deal with the outcome later.  That's when Ryan stepped in...

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