Kim M. Peterson

Kim Peterson graduated in 1991 with honors from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where she served as a comment editor on the Pacific Law Journal.  Ms. Peterson began her law career with Downey, Brand, Seymour & Rohwer in Sacramento, California and concentrated in business litigation and intellectual property law.  Ms. Peterson joined Eiche & Frakes as an associate in 2001, and practices in the areas of business litigation, insurance defense, intellectual property and employment law.  Ms. Peterson is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she teaches legal writing and research.  Ms. Peterson was also appointed a Referee in the Office of Lawyer Regulation by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  Ms. Peterson is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the State Bar of California.


  • Eiche & Frakes, S.C., associate since 2001, business litigation, insurance defense, employment disputes, intellectual property
  • Lakewood Technologies, Inc., 1996-2001, in-house counsel for small computer consulting firm; responsible for all legal matters including contract preparation, personnel issues and litigation
  • Downey, Brand, Seymour & Rohwer, Sacramento, CA, 1991-1996, associate, litigation and intellectual property


  • B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1988
  • J.D., University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA, 1991


  • Professional Responsibility Committee, State Bar of Wisconsin, since 2008
  • Intellectual Property Section, State Bar of California, 1993-1996
  • Barrister’s Club of Sacramento, Board Member, 1996
  •   Sacramento Intellectual Property Law Association, President, 1994-95
  • Milton L. Schwartz Inn of Court, 1992-1994
  • American Inns of Court, 1992-1993
  • Comment editor, Pacific Law Journal


  • Adjunct faculty, University of Wisconsin Law School, since 1996
  • Referee, Office of Lawyer Regulation, Wisconsin Supreme Court, since 2000
  • Instructor, University of Phoenix, On-line program, business law, since 2003


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of California


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