Federal Crimes

Drug Crimes


Domestic Violence

Theft Crimes

Sex Crimes

Nebraska Misdemeanor And Felony Criminal Defense

If you have found this website, you may be frustrated, confused or feeling hopeless. The team at Petersen Criminal Law is here to help.

We provide exceptional criminal defense representation to people accused of crimes throughout the greater Omaha area including Douglas, Sarpy, Cass and Washington County.

It is important that you get the immediate answers to questions you may have about criminal charges because decisions you make now can affect your case.

We offer free consultations to confidentially discuss all the aspects leading up to a criminal charge, the possible consequences of a conviction, and how to defend against the accusation.

With over 15 years of experience in Nebraska State and Federal Courts, Tom Petersen has the skill and experience you need to make informed decisions about your case.

Whether you are involved with a simple misdemeanor like driving under suspension or a serious felony like possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, we have the advice and guidance to help you through.

Our practices is devoted solely to criminal defense and as a result of the focused effort, have developed positive working relationships with prosecutors and judges in the Nebraska Court system.

Whether by reasonable negotiation or vigorously fighting criminal charges, we consistently obtain positive results for our clients.

We understand what is at stake and are dedicated to the relentless pursuit of justice for those accused of crimes in Nebraska. Our criminal defense attorney is highly experienced in the following types of cases:

Contact Petersen Criminal Defense Today

We have successfully handled over six thousand cases since 1995 and we are not afraid to fight. If you need an aggressive criminal law attorney in Nebraska in your corner, contact us 24/7 for a free no obligation consultation.

Serving the Omaha Community 24 hours a day 7 days a week

We Want to Defend YOU!

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Why Choose Us As Your Criminal Defense Lawyers?


When you’re accused of a crime, you still have rights. Unfortunately, many prosecutors will attempt to bypass these rights in order to get a conviction or a guilty plea. Do not let this happen to you. I’ve successfully defended countless Nebraska criminal cases - and I'm ready to go to work for you, too.


Effective planning and strategy play a crucial role in addressing criminal charges. I approach every case with the seriousness it deserves, understanding its importance to my clients. At Petersen Criminal Law, we adopt this mindset consistently. My goal is to create and execute a strategy that offers the best possible solutions and outcomes for my clients.


I approach challenges with determination, always exploring solutions from multiple perspectives. When you entrust me with your case, you secure a dedicated ally who remains committed till the very end. My primary goal revolves around attaining optimal outcomes for my clients, and my proven track record speaks to that. In the realm of criminal defense, no case is trivial. Feel free to reach out, and let's commence this journey today.

Serving the Omaha Community 24 hours a day 7 days a week

We Want to Defend YOU!

Contact Us for a Free Case Review

What Do Former Clients Have to Say About Us?

Tom is wonderful to work with. He is very professional and attentive to the needs of his clients. My husband needed a lawyer in a short time frame and Tom didn't hesitate taking the case. The case had a terrific outcome. All in all; Tom is a beast!!

- Krysti E.

I’ll start with saying 5 stars ⭐️!! Tom took very good care of us in a stressful time. He eased that stress and got us great results FAST! From the start of the case Tom gave us realistic expectations and in the end he was spot on! I recommend Tom with Peterson law to anyone needing legal services!!!!!

- Robert P.

I give the highest level of recommendation for Mr. Petersen. He’s extremely professional, a great communicator, and sets realistic expectation for potential outcomes. He’s a great guiding hand in the situation you hoped to never find yourself in and will do everything he can to end in the best outcome.

- Shane K.

Our case results

Drug Crime


Petersen filed a motion to suppress alleging that the stop and search were illegal.



Breath test excluded for failure to follow proper procedure. The Court agreed and ruled the breath test inadmissible at trial.

Criminal Defense

Not Guilty

Jury Trial: Client was charged with use of a firearm in commission of a felony.