Practice Overview

Peder A. Larson advises clients on environmental, regulatory, government relations, ‎energy and land use matters. He has completed environmental impact statements, environmental assessment worksheets and ‎state and local ‎permitting processes for companies in a wide range of industries, including metallic and nonmetallic mining, materials ‎processing, ethanol ‎production, residential and institutional land development and waste ‎management. Peder provides compliance ‎advice and representation in enforcement matters and ‎represents clients at the Minnesota Legislature. He represents clients in ‎environmental matters in trial and appellate courts and provides expert testimony ‎in litigation and ‎legislative forums.

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Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 1985


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN; 1985, J.D., cum laude

  • Concordia College, Moorhead, MN;1982, B.A.
    • Editor, William Mitchell Law Review


  • Environmental Law, 2013-Present, Best Lawyers in America®
  • “Lawyer of the Year” for 2015, Minneapolis Environmental Law, Best Lawyers in America®

Prior Professional Experience

Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
EPA National Advisory Committee on Environmental Policy and Technology

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Minnesota Environmental Initiative, Chair, Board of Directors
  • Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Former President