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Matthew K. Peterson, Mediator, Anchorage, Alaska.

Matthew K. Peterson

Matt Peterson ADR

Anchorage, AK 99501
Tel: (907) 301-9719
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Recognized for Mediation Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2009
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Matt's practice focuses on conducting mediations and arbitrations, after 30 years as a trial lawyer defending health care providers, other professionals and product manufacturers, and handling complex trials throughout Alaska.

He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Peterson has extensive trial experience in courts throughout Alaska and in the United States District Court for Alaska. He has handled complex appeals in both federal and state courts. Mr. Peterson has lectured on litigation issues, including case management, evaluation of threshold issues, tort law in Alaska, and legal responsibilities of health care providers.

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Minnesota School of Law, Juris Doctorate (1979)
  • St. Olaf College, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude (1975)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow (2005), State Chair (2005-2007)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Member (2010)
  • Alaska Bar Association - Member of Committee on Fair and Impartial Courts, Fee Arbitration Committee, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.
  • Listed by Chambers USA as a Leading Litigation Attorney in Alaska (2011)
  • Best Lawyers in America (Alaska: Tier 1 Products Liability Litigation –Defendants; Tier 2 Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants)
  • United States Supreme Court Historical Society - State Chairman
  • Named as one of Alaska’s SuperLawyers (2007-2012) - Alternative Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Defense: Products Liability
  • Defense Counsel of Alaska (statewide defense attorney organization) - Past member and President (1995)
  • Defense Research Institute - Past member and Alaska State Chair

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