William R. Pederson was most recently a judge with the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals. Appointed by former Governor Arne Carlson in 1998, and re-appointed by former Governor Tim Pawlenty in 2004 and 2010, Judge Pederson has reviewed and approved hundreds of workers' compensation settlements, participated in more than a thousand decisions, and authored numerous opinions, concurrences and dissents. Before his appointment to the court, Judge Pederson was a trial attorney for twenty-three years and a founding partner in the law firm of Pustorino, Pederson, Tilton & Parrington.
As both a trial attorney and judge, Judge Pederson has many years of practical experience with Minnesota's workers' compensation laws. He has completed programs in Certified Civil Mediation Skills training at both Hamline University Law School and William Mitchell College of Law. Judge Pederson was admitted to the bar in 1975, and is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and Hennepin County Bar Association.
Alternative Dispute Resolution/mediation and case evaluation.
William Mitchell College of Law (J.D. 1975)
College of St. Thomas (B.A. 1971)
Frequent lecturer, continuing legal education seminars on workers' compensation issues, 1984 to present
Advanced Legal Education Hamline University School of Law
Minnesota Institute of Legal Education
Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education
Co-Author, The Minnesota Workers' Compensation Deskbook, First and Second Editions
Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Department of Labor and Industry
Judicial Selection Committee
Commissioner's Task Force Committee on the Revision of the Permanent Partial Disability Schedules
Committee on Joint Rules of Practice
Contract Workers' Compensation Judge for Office of Administrative Hearings 1995
Committee on Implementation of ADR Practices at Office of Administrative Hearings
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