Peter has been a Shareholder and Trial Lawyer at Serkland Law Firm since 2009. Before joining the firm, Peter served as a law clerk for the South Central Judicial District in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Products Liability Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Professional Disciplinary Action Defense
  • Professional Malpractice Defense Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Representative/Argued Cases

  • In re Juve, 761 F.3d 847 (8th Cir.2014)
  • Danuser v. IDA Mktg. Corp., 2013 ND 196
  • In re Juve, 490 B.R. 359 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2013)
  • Knudson v. Kyllo, 2013 ND 102, 831 N.W.2d 763
  • Schmitt v. MeritCare Health Sys., 2013 ND 136, 834 N.W.2d 627
  • In re Juve, 479 B.R. 848 (Bankr. D. Minn. 2012)
  • In re Juve, 455 B.R. 890 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2011)
  • Quality Bank v. Cavett, 2010 ND 183, 788 N.W.2d 679
  • Yahna v. Altru Health System, 2015 ND 275, 871 N.W.2d 580

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Social and Behavioral Sciences – Cum Laude – University of Mary (2003)
  • Juris Doctor with Distinction – University of North Dakota School of Law (2008)

Published Works

  • Peter W. Zuger, North Dakota, in COVENANTS AGAINST COMPETITION IN FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS, ABA Forum on Franchising, at 433-38 (Michael R. Gray and Natalma M. McKnew, eds., 3d ed. 2012).

Presentations

  • Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know — Determining Admissibility (May 16, 2014)
  • Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know — Ethics (May 16, 2014)
  • Panelist at the SBAND Annual Meeting on Navigating the Disciplinary Process: What Members of the Bar Need to Know (June 16, 2016)
  • Recent Disciplinary Cases & Trending Issues (August 18, 2016)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Dakota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Pattern Jury Instruction Commission
  • Paralegal Advisory Board for Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • University of North Dakota School of Law’s External Moot Court Team coach in 2012
  • University of North Dakota School of Law’s Trial Team coach in 2009

If you would like to work with Peter, feel free to contact him today.