Bruce Peterson

Bruce Peterson has been a Hennepin County District Court Judge since 1999.
From 2006 to 2008 he was the presiding judge of Hennepin County Family Court, and from 2008 to 2013 he developed and presided over Co-Parent Court, which offers supportive co-parenting services to low income, unmarried parents establishing paternity.  He presently presides over the Hennepin County Drug Court and specialized calendars for homeless individuals and those charged with prostitution.  Judge Peterson was a 1978 graduate of Yale Law School, a special assistant in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, and a partner in the Minneapolis law firm of Popham, Haik, Schnobrich and Kaufman.