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Peter L. Gregory


Peter L. Gregory


Practice Groups

Professional Liability/Claim Prevention

Industry Groups

Health Care, Law Firms and Lawyers


Mr. Gregory is a trial lawyer who helps licensed professionals and providers navigate and prevent lawsuits, investigations, and board proceedings and hearings.

Mr. Gregory regularly defends lawyers against legal malpractice and a variety of other tort claims, and counsels and represents them in ethics matters. He also defends long term care facilities and providers, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, group homes, chemical dependency treatment facilities, and home nursing agencies, against medical negligence claims.

Mr. Gregory has tried several cases to verdict and also has considerable experience representing businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial disputes.

Mr. Gregory graduated cum laude from the University of St. Thomas Law School, where he served as a member of the Moot Court team. Following law school, he served as a judicial law clerk with the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Education & Admissions


  • University of St. Thomas Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007
    • Dean’s Awards: Jurisprudence, International Law, Lawyering Skills: Appeals
  • Wheaton College, B.A., 2001

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

Judicial Clerkships

  • Minnesota Court of Appeals, The Honorable Matthew E. Johnson, Judicial Law Clerk, 2008-2009


Representative Cases

Shimota v. Wegner, No. 15-1590, 2016 WL 1254240 (D. Minn. 2016).

Reedquist v. McKay, 540 B.R. 388 (D. Minn. 2015).

Thommes v. Honeywell Int'l, Inc., No. A14-1818, 2015 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 573 (Minn. Ct. App. June 22, 2015).

St. Jude Med. S.C., Inc. v. Tormey, 779 F.3d 894 (8th Cir. 2015).

Seward Towers Corp. v. Ogbe, No. A13-0312, 2013 WL 5676924 (Minn. Ct. App. Oct. 21, 2013).

Hilt v. St. Jude Med. S.C., Inc., 687 F.3d 375, 376 (8th Cir. 2012).

State of Minnesota v. Hanson, No. A10-894 (Minn. Ct. App. June 13, 2011).

Smith v. Target Corp., No. A10-831, 2011 WL 206163 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan 25. 2011).

Minnesota Bd. of Chiropractic Examiners v. Cich, 788 N.W.3d 515 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010).

Deleon v. Target Corp., No. A09-1640, 2010 WL 2485724 (Minn. Ct. App. June 22, 2010).

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, Appointed Member, 2018-present
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Compensation Council, Appointed Member, 2019-present

Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
    • Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Steering Committee, 2015-2017
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
    • Long-Term Care Committee
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
    • Lawyer’s Professional Liability Committee
      • Vice Chair, 2017-2018
      • Member, 2015-2017

Civic Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board


Honors & Awards

  • Minnesota Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 2012-present
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  • Home Health: Defending Community-Based Claims, presenter, M3 Insurance Annual Seminar, Madison, Wisconsin, October 11, 2018. 
  • Case-Within-a-Case Primer, presenter, Professional Liability Defense Federation Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 5, 2018.
  • Emerging Claims in Home Health: What You Need to Know About Defending Community-Based Claims, presenter, DRI Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 14, 2018
  • New Minnesota Civil Practice Rules – Practical Insight on the Extensive Amendments, Effective July 1, presenter, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 21, 2018
  • Striking Back Against the Reptile in Medical Malpractice and Long-Term Care Cases, program vice chair, Defense Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois, June 13, 2018
  • Freeze the Lizard Part 1: Effectively Identifying and Educating the Court on Reptile Theory in Pleadings, Discovery, and Early Motion Practice to Keep It out of Discovery, presenter, Defense Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois, June 13, 2018
  • Reducing Nursing Liability Through Clinical Decision-Making, presenter, North Dakota Long Term Care Association Annual Convention and Trade Show, Bismarck, North Dakota, May 4, 2018
  • Home and Community-Based Services: Fertile Ground for Malpractice Claims, presenter, 2018 Medical Malpractice Conference, HCBA/MNAJ/MDLA, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 12, 2018
  • Reducing Nursing Liability through Clinical Decision-Making, presenter, Care Providers of Minnesota Convention & Exposition, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 15, 2017
  • Litigation & Risk Management Considerations in Senior Living & Social Services, presenter, M3 Insurance, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 8, 2017 
  • Damage Control: Strategic and Ethical Considerations in Claim Repair, presenter, Professional Liability Defense Federation Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, September 29, 2017
  • Section 1983 Litigation and Olmstead Defenses in Long Term Care, presenter, M3 Annual Defense Strategies Symposium, Madison, Wisconsin, August 23, 2017
  • Successful Defense Strategies for Class Action LTC Cases, presenter, Long Term Care Insurance ExecuSummit, Uncasville, Connecticut, June 27, 2017
  • Common Ethical Pitfalls Facing New Lawyers, presenter, MDLA New Lawyers Section, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 6, 2017
  • Reducing Nursing Liability - Documentation, Decision-Making and Delegation, presenter, LeadingAge Minnesota Institute Expo, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 8, 2017
  • Risk Management in the Practice of Immigration Law, presenter, MSBA 2016 Immigration Section Annual Dinner and Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 30, 2016
  • 10 Ethics Issues for Emerging Lawyers, presenter, MSBA 2014 New Lawyers Leadership Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 11, 2014
  • Non-Expert ‘Experts’ – Working with Private Investigators, presenter, MDLA 2014 Winter Conference, Nisswa, Minnesota, January 31, 2014
  • Mom Always Liked You Best – Probate and Trust Litigation, presenter, BMO Private Bank, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 18, 2013