Attorney Mike Petersen

Michael C. Petersen


(541) 261-2040

644 NW Broadway Street
Bend, Oregon 97703



Mike has practiced law in the Willamette Valley and Central Oregon for nearly 30 years. Before joining Pete to form Christoff Petersen, Mike was a shareholder in a general business law firm in the Willamette Valley and maintained a litigation and transactional practice. He was most recently of Counsel at a general business law firm in Bend. Mike uses his litigation experience to better assist clients with nonlitigation matters related to business law, employment law (for employers), real estate law, construction law, and estate planning.  Mike’s pastimes include outdoor activities, music, food, and travel. When not working, you will most likely find him with his wife cycling or hiking with their dogs.

Practice Areas

Education & Clerkship

  • Judicial Clerkship – The Honorable Rick Haselton and The Honorable Mary Deits, Oregon Court of Appeals, 1994-1996.
  • Willamette University College of Law – J.D., magna cum laude (1994).
  • Carroll College, Helena, Montana – B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude (1991).

Professional Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Oregon State Bar Section Memberships:
    • Business Law
    • Real Estate and Land Use
    • Labor and Employment Law
    • Construction Law
    • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Deschutes County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Humane Society of the Willamette Valley
  • Family Building Blocks
  • J. R. Campbell American Inn of Court