Michael Peterson is a Senior Associate at The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci who draws from over 40 years of experience as a litigator and has focused exclusively in the area of family law for 36 years. Over the course of his career, Michael has assisted clients in cases involving complex assets, high wage earner, and high conflict custody matters.
Michael is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and moved frequently throughout his childhood, living with his family in North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Louisiana. Driven by a strong academic work ethic, Michael attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1974 and graduated from law school in 1977.
After being admitted to practice law in Louisiana in 1978 and Colorado in 1979, Michael served as a law clerk for the Honorable Fred Winner, Chief Judge of the United States District Court in Denver, Colorado. When the clerkship ended, he joined a Denver law firm specializing in Civil Litigation for 10 years.
Michael was drawn to family law after realizing how deep of an impact advocating for clients can have on families. Michael previously founded and managed his own law firm, worked in large law firm environments, and is a patient listener who excels at educating and empowering his clients with understanding the Court process and the tools and options available to them.
Michael joined The Law Office of Stephen Vertucci in December 2022 and brings with him a wealth of experience in negotiating fair and favorable agreements to resolve family law cases, but also has the experience in the Courtroom, when trials and litigation become necessary.
Clients have appreciated Michael’s empathy, integrity, and his ability to provide advice that is accessible to those not familiar with the Court system and easy to understand. Michael is a strong advocate for his clients and will place clients in the best possible position to try to reach the goals they have for their children and their case.