Anna Collins Peterson

Law Clerk

Education

  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2018
  • summa cum laude

Clerkships

  • Hon. James A. Wynn, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit  
  • Hon. Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa  

Fellowships, Leadership & Recognition

  • Order of the Coif, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Bruce Beilfuss Memorial Scholarship for Service to the Law School, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Gwynette Smalley Law Review Prize, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Mathys Memorial Award for Achievement in Moot Court Competitions, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Sonnet Schmidt Edmonds Award for Excellence in Energy Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Senior Articles Editor, Wisconsin Law Review
  • Rath Foundation Scholarship, University of Wisconsin Law School

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin
 

Anna Collins Peterson is a law clerk at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP. She joined the firm after completing clerkships for the Honorable James A. Wynn, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Anna graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she was first in her class. While in law school, she served as the Senior Articles Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. She was inducted into the Order of the Coif and received awards including the Bruce Beilfuss Memorial Award for Service to the Law School, the Gwynette Smalley Law Review Prize, the Mathys Memorial Award for Achievement in Moot Court Competitions, and several Best Performance in Class awards. She also worked on campaign finance and election law as a research assistant to Professor Robert Yablon, provided post-conviction legal assistance to people in Wisconsin state prisons as a student attorney at the Frank J. Remington Center, and took part in the New York City Bar National Moot Court Competition.   

Prior to law school, Anna worked as the traveling exhibits coordinator for the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, as a corporate trainer at a software company, and interned in the curator’s office of the Supreme Court of the United States. She received her B.A. Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.