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Erik D. Peterson


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About Erik

Erik Peterson is an experienced long-term disability lawyer. If your long-term disability claim has been denied, he can help. 

Erik Peterson has broad experience representing plaintiffs in complex class and direct actions in trial and appellate courts around the United States and Kentucky. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Peterson was associated with Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP and Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP, where he prosecuted class actions nationwide. Mr. Peterson also served as Law Clerk to United States District Court Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, Eastern District of Kentucky.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance bad faith litigation
  • Insurance and consumer class action litigation
  • Long-term disability claims

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • California


  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Law
  • M.A., Public Administration, University of Kentucky
  • B.A., History, James Madison University

Representative Cases

$85 million settlement – Minneapolis Firefighters’ Relief Association v. Medtronic, Inc.

  • Represented lead plaintiffs in a securities fraud class action concerning disclosures related to the promotion of one of Medtronic’s products for “off-label” use. See Minneapolis Firefighters’ Relief Ass’n v. Medtronic, Inc., 278 F.R.D. 454 (D. Minn. 2011).
$19.7 million settlement – In re SunPower Securities Litigation
  • Represented lead plaintiffs in securities fraud class action concerning disclosures related to SunPower’s accounting. See In re Sunpower Secs. Litig., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152920 (N.D. Cal. 2011).
Settlement consisting of $22.8 million cash and securities valued at $5.2 million – In re SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P. Securities Litigation
  • Represented lead plaintiff in a securities fraud class action concerning the business and financial condition of SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P. See In re SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P., 729 F. Supp. 2d 1276 (N.D. Okla. 2010).