Carsten Peterson has a civil litigation practice which includes personal injury, medical malpractice claims, insurance coverage, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, insurance bad faith, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employment wage disputes, and transportation liability. His practice also includes representation of businesses in various matters including contract and construction disputes. Carsten is admitted to practice law in Idaho and Utah in both state and federal courts, with substantial experience in handling litigation in federal courts. He regularly practices throughout Idaho and Utah. He is co-chair of the firm’s insurance practice group.
Carsten has significant experience in defending health care providers in medical malpractice claims, catastrophic personal injury cases, wrongful death, and transportation liability. He also defends employers in administrative complaints filed with the Idaho Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) raising claims under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (race, color, religion, sex and national origin), and state laws. His practice also includes advising employers on a variety of matters, including paid time off, workplace harassment and discrimination, employee handbooks, as well as employee termination and discipline. His experience also includes defending health care providers in prelitigation screening hearing panels before the Idaho State Board of Medicine.
LAW SCHOOL: University of Idaho Law School, J.D., 2001
UNDERGRADUATE: Utah State University, B.S., cum laude, 1998
Chief Magistrate Judge Larry M. Boyle of the U.S. District Court of Idaho