Scott W. Petersen

speterseScott W. Petersen
Attorney, Holland & Knight LLP, Chicago, Illinois

There are many things that make this world a better place.  But one of the most profound – that has made a difference for good for eons – is the Christian faith and the Judeo-Christian ethic.  And who carries the burden and banner of that faith and ethic?  It is our clergy.  Those vibrant and unsung souls who inspire, minister and give wings to the faith of their flocks.  I believe that anything that we can do to make these emissaries of Christ proclaim more clearly and more confidently will enrich and better us all.  And make the world a better place.  Ministry Mentors provides a shoulder for our clergy to lean on, an ear for listening and a heart for caring.  Ministry Mentors provides help.  Inspiration.  And spiritual enhancement.  Everyone wins – with Ministry Mentors.  I am proud and yet humbled to serve on the Board of such a dynamic and meaningful organization.  

Professional Background Holland & Knight LLP–August 2000–Present
Chicago, IL 60603

Hill & Simpson, P.C.–1987–August 2000
Chicago, IL

Chicago Paper Tube & Can Co. Inc.–1978-1985
Chicago, IL
President and Chief Operating Officer

Tew Theisen & Theisen
Chicago, IL
Of Counsel

Cook County State’s Attorney–1973-1978
Chicago, IL
Assistant State’s Attorney

Admitted to United States Supreme Court
Admitted to United States Court of Appeals
Admitted to United States District Court
Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
Admitted to Illinois Bar
Volunteer Experience
Community Involvement
Ministry Mentors Board
The Manuscript Society–President: 2002 to 2004
Society of American Archivists
National Eagle Scout Association 
Augustana College, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science 1968 (Rock Island, IL)
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent
College of Law, Juris Doctor Degree 1973
(Chicago, IL)
Moot Court Finalist (Brief and Argument)
Recipient Student Bar Association Certificate of Achievement (three years)
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, President and Treasurer
Fulbright Scholar Nominee
Languages Spanish and Mandarin