Cope & Peterson, Ltd.
415 First Street South
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: (218) 749-4470
Fax: (218) 749-4783
Voice Mail: (218) 742-9913
Mediation / Early Neutral Evaluation
Undergraduate studies at Gustavus Adolphus College (B.A., 1979); University of Minnesota (B.S. 1981)
Earned Juris Doctorate degree from Hamline University in 1987
Studied Japanese language and culture at Kansai Gaidei University of Foreign Study in Osaka, Japan. Taught English to Japanese college students. Taught grade school in Eveleth, Minnesota. Taught high school chemistry and biology in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Coach of the Virginia High School Mock Trial team
Past president of Ducks Unlimited Association, Iron Range Chapter
Range Bar Association
- President, 1990
Minnesota State Bar Association
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Certified by the Civil Litigation Section, Minnesota State Bar Association as a civil trial specialist.
Qualified civil neutral mediator and arbitrator under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice
Jim was born in 1956 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He lives in Britt, Minnesota. He enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, sailing and curling.