David W. Peterson

David W. Peterson: Attorney with Keleher & McLeod, P.A.
  • Shareholder and Director at Keleher & McLeod, P.A. (20 Attorneys)
  • Albuquerque Plaza, 201 Third Street, N.W., Suite 1200, P.O. Box AA, Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Biography

David Peterson’s practice is primarily comprised of litigation with an emphasis on tort defense, commercial litigation, and Indian law. He has defended tort claims including wrongful death and serious personal injury cases involving electrocution, acid burns and carbon monoxide poisoning. He has also defended cases involving slip and fall personal injury claims and property damage subrogation claims. He has handled a variety of commercial litigation matters including breach of contract claims, insurance coverage and bad faith insurance practices claims, antitrust claims, construction default claims, indemnification claims, and adversary proceeding claims in corporate bankruptcies.

Mr. Peterson has extensive experience litigating Indian law issues in tribal, state and federal courts. He is a member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association and has practiced in other tribal courts in New Mexico and Arizona including the courts of the Hopi Tribe, the Yavapai Apache Nation, and the Pueblos of Acoma, Isleta, Laguna, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Tesuque, and Zuni. Many of the Indian law cases Mr. Peterson has handled involve jurisdictional issues including the extent of tribal, state and federal civil adjudicatory authority and the extent of tribal authority to tax. Other Indian law cases included defense of individuals, corporations, and tribes against claims of wrongful death, personal injury, violation of constitutional rights, employment discrimination, and wrongful banishment.

Awards and Honors

Mr. Peterson is listed in the most recent edition of Best Lawyers in America in the categories of commercial litigation and Native American law. Mr. Peterson is listed in Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Tribal / Native American Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
505-346-4646  Phone
505-346-1370  Fax
www.keleher-law.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box AA, Albuquerque, NM 87102
University Attended:
Utah State University, B.A., cum laude 1988; Utah State University, M.A., 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Utah, J.D., 1992
Year of First admission:
1992
Admission:
1992, New Mexico
Memberships:

Professional Affiliations & Honors

Indian Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico; New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association; and Defense Research Institute. Mr. Peterson is listed in the most recent edition of Best Lawyers in America in the categories of commercial litigation and Native American law. Mr. Peterson is listed in Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

ISLN:
901101400
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