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Douglas W. Peters


Doug conducts a civil litigation practice with an emphasis on toxic tort, products liability, and personal-injury defense. His work includes coordination of nationwide asbestos litigation for a Fortune 100 manufacturing company. He also defends asbestos claims on behalf of clients in the friction and flooring industries. In addition, Doug regularly counsels clients in the powersports industry in dealer disputes and on issues regarding compliance with state dealership laws including dealer terminations, siting of new dealerships, and sales-incentive programs, among others. 

Before joining Kutak Rock, Doug represented individuals in medical malpractice and pharmaceutical products liability matters for a large Minneapolis-based firm. While in law school, Doug was a Silha Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law. In that position, he spoke on various legal issues related to media law, including student press law and the federal Freedom of Information Act. 

Doug spent six years as a professional journalist for newspapers in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Saint Paul, Minnesota, before attending law school.