Provo-Petersen & Associates, P. A.
8649 Eagle Point Boulevard
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Provo-Petersen & Associates, P.A.'s legal staff includes three attorneys, one of counsel attorney, two paralegals, and several support staff. The firm is conveniently located in scenic Lake Elmo, Minnesota and is within easy driving distance of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, just off of I-94, next to Woodbury and Oakdale.
A significant portion of the firm's practice involves the defense of many facets of the transportation industry including commercial, public and private buses, trucking, specialized vehicles, automobile, taxicab and rental car claims in trial, appeal and arbitration. The firm defends both first-party claims and liability claims. Ms. Provo-Petersen authored the 2000, 2001, and 2004 editions of the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Insurance Manual, a treatise that has been recognized by Minnesota courts as an authority on automobile insurance law. She also writes annually for the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook published by CLE, and presents numerous seminars on transportation and insurance defense issues.
Our attorneys have appeared before the Minnesota Supreme Court and Minnesota Court of Appeals, and federal and state district courts all over Minnesota on numerous occasions.
Our goal is to have clients that are more than just satisfied with our representation. We endeavor to provide exceptional legal services as cost-effectively as possible and ultimately prevail on the issues important to our clients. We are proud of the experience and specialized expertise our firm can offer. As a small firm with three attorneys and two paralegals, we can provide personal attention and prompt service. We also strive to provide high quality legal services as cost effectively as possible. Effective and cost efficient claims resolution is realized, in part, by the fact that our practice is focused, avoiding the need for self-education. This is one of the reasons we continue to educate teach CLEs, and write for legal publications to stay current on the law, and new issues that arise in the civil litigation arena. By focusing our practice on areas in which we have considerable experience, providing training services to our clients to reduce litigation and promptly evaluating claims that do arise, we have been able to meet our goals.
Dedicated to Quality, Efficient and Effective Services
We strive to provide exceptional quality legal services as cost effectively as possible. We offer our clients creative and reasonable compensation arrangements as an alternative to paying the considerably higher hourly fees charged by larger firms.
Additionally, unlike larger firms where it may be difficult to reach one of the attorneys that have been assigned to the legal matter, we designate one lawyer to have primary legal responsibility for each matter on which our services are requested. Assignment of legal matters is made to achieve efficiency and cost-effectiveness without compromising quality. While we have considerable experience in handling complex litigation - which may require the need for more than one attorney's involvement - we do not assign multiple attorneys to handle legal matters that could be accomplished more efficiently by one attorney. Nor do we assign more experienced attorneys to handle legal matters that could be resolved more cost effectively by junior level attorneys. Our staffing decisions are based on the qualifications and level of experience necessary to handle and resolve our client's legal dispute, not to cover overhead costs.
While we have published numerous books and articles within our primary practice areas, and are frequently invited to speak at legal seminars and train others within these areas, we do more than "study the law" and provide our clients with theoretical opinions. Effective and efficient claims resolution can only be accomplished by having both knowledge of the law and practical experience in the area so that "real-world" options can be explored. Our vast experience in these practice areas allow us to timely identify those claims for which there is liability and to discuss ADR, settlement opportunities, motion practice, or other possible unique resolutions early on in the process.