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Mr. Lars Peterson

Mr. Lars Peterson

Abelmann Peterson LLLC
  • Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Criminal Law ...
  • Georgia, Hawaii
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Lars Peterson’s practice emphasizes bankruptcy law, criminal defense, insurance coverage disputes, and personal injury. He also practices general civil and commercial litigation and handles commercial transactions and business-related matters.

Mr. Peterson is a U.S. and German attorney. He has been admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Hawai’i and the State of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai’i, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and is eligible to practice in Germany and European Union member states.

Lars Peterson was born and raised in Germany and relocated to Hawai’i in 1999. After graduating from the University of Konstanz School of Law in 1997 and completing the mandatory two-year clerkship, Mr. Peterson obtained his German juris doctor degree. After relocating to Hawai`i, Mr. Peterson first attended the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, then the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Certificate of Excellence in Bankruptcy and received his U.S. juris doctor degree in 2005.

Upon graduation, Mr. Peterson practiced in Georgia in the areas of bankruptcy law, criminal defense, and general civil litigation for one year. Since returning to Hawai’i in 2006, he has worked at the Legislative Reference Bureau at the State Capitol and has gained significant trial experience while working at the Office of the Public Defender for the State of Hawai’i in Honolulu. Mr. Peterson has also worked as an associate attorney for Klevansky Piper Van Etten, LLLP, foremost in the areas of insurance coverage litigation and commercial bankruptcies and transactions.

University of Cincinnati
J.D. (2005) | Law
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University of Hawaii - Manoa
J.D. | Law
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Professional Experience
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Associate Attorney
Klevansky Piper Van Etten, LLLP
I practiced foremost in areas of insurance coverage litigation, commercial bankruptcies, creditors' and debtors' rights, debt negotiation & settlement.
Deputy Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender, Honolulu, HI
I was involved in matter encompassing the entire range of representing criminal defendants: client intakes, appeals, parole hearings, trials, and pre- and post-trial hearings.
Reference & Research Attorney
Legislative Reference Bureau, State of Hawaii
I drafted proposed legislation based on requests and assignments from Representatives and Senators. In addition, I prepared committee reports for legislators.
Certificate of Excellence
American Bankruptcy Institute
Professional Associations
National Association of Consumer Bankrutpcy Attorneys
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Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii
Volunteer Attorney
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Activities: Conducted pro bono phone and in person consultations. Volunteer attorney for a bankruptcy workshop.
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Hawaii State Bar
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Georgia State Bar Association
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American Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Georgia
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Hawaii State Bar Association
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees for bankruptcy and criminal defense cases.
Practice Areas
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Foreclosure Defense
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    International Law
    Human Rights, Imports & Exports
Additional Practice Area
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Abelmann Peterson LLLC
Hawaii Bankruptcy Blog
Contact & Map
Abelmann Peterson LLLC
677 Ala Moana Blvd
Ste 510
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone: (808) 589-1010
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed