(541) 389-1770

Michael C. Petersen


Education & Certifications
Carroll College, Helena, Montana – B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude (1991).
Willamette University College of Law – J.D., magna cum laude (1994).
Judicial Clerkship – The Honorable Rick Haselton and The Honorable Mary Deits, Oregon Court of Appeals, 1994-1996.
Oregon State Bar – Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Member.
Deschutes County Bar Association – Member.
Deschutes County Circuit Court-Connected Mediator.
Arbitration Services of Portland Panel Mediator and Arbitrator.
Oregon Mediation Association – Member.
Deschutes County Circuit Court-Annexed Arbitration Panel Arbitrator.
Jefferson County Circuit Court-Annexed Arbitration Panel Arbitrator.
Crook County Circuit Court-Annexed Arbitration Panel Arbitrator.

Practice Areas
Business, Commercial Transactions and Corporate Law
Estate Planning and Administration
Construction Law
Real Estate Transactions
Employment Law (primarily representing employers)

Mike grew up in Montana where he met his wife. They moved to Oregon in 1991 and have stayed for the outstanding outdoor experiences and friendly people. Before moving to Bend, Mike practiced as a shareholder with a general business firm in the Willamette Valley for 22 years. During that time, he maintained a litigation and transactional practice related to employment law for employers, business, real estate, and construction law. Mike also handled appeals related to those areas of law. His current practice includes representing individuals and businesses in non-litigation matters and serving as a mediator and arbitrator for parties in disputes.

Mike is passionate about outdoor activities, music, food, and travel. When not working, you will most likely find him with his wife mountain biking or road cycling, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, or skiing.