William E. Peterson
William E. Peterson
Looking for a strong advocate? Meet Will Peterson. His broad range of legal experience makes him highly effective in helping his clients achieve the best results possible in the difficult circumstances they confront.
When asked about what they appreciate most during their time with Will, his clients say that he is always friendly, returns phone calls, keeps them informed, and always treats them with respect.
Will isn’t afraid to take on tough cases and has tried multiple cases to a jury verdict, including one in which it took the jury less than nine minutes to find in his client’s favor.
Will stays up-to-date on the ever-changing law by serving as a reporter for the Missouri Bar’s Courts Bulletin publication, where he reviews all personal injury and tort law decisions of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District. Will’s clients benefit from the knowledge he gains in this position. Will practices in both state and federal court. Will also serves as the City Attorney for Seneca, Missouri. He is also a member of the Neosho Rotary Club.
In 2014 and again in 2015, members of the Jasper County Bar Association voted to make Will the treasurer of the organization. Prior to moving with his family to Joplin, Will served on The Jefferson City Salvation Army Advisory Board, which was composed of community-minded people who advised the Army regarding its work in the area.
Will has been designated as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers multiple times. Super Lawyers recognizes those attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated achievement in their field of law.
Will’s dedication to his clients has also been recognized by The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA). AIOPIA selected Will as one of the “10 Best” Personal Injury Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Missouri for the past two years. In order to be chosen as one of the “10 Best,” AIOPIA determined that Will had an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating. Will has also been named one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in the State of Missouri by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.
Will graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and graduated in the top 5% of his class. He received thirteen awards during law school for receiving the highest grade in a course of study.
He lives in Joplin with his wife Lauren, their three young children, Fred, Georgia and Eloise, and their dogs, pugs named Missy and Randy.
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