Frederick Petersen

Frederick Petersen is a Buffalo, New York native who earned his undergraduate degree from The University at Buffalo in 2000 with a B.A. in Political Science, graduating cum laude. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. in 2003.

He has been practicing law in New York since his admission in 2009, was previously a member of the Erie County Bar Association’s Criminal Law and Family Court Committees, and is now a member of ECBA’s Negligence and ADR Committees. Fred spent time in private practice and as a public defender before joining the William Mattar team.

His personal values align with the William Mattar purpose to ‘make a difference.’ He says, “To me, that means doing your best by the client, going above and beyond to help with their issues, and putting their needs above your own. At the end of the day, it means being able to look yourself in the mirror and truthfully acknowledge that you gave it your all.”

When he’s not focusing on clients, he loves spending time with his wife and pets; enjoys cooking, reading, keeping up with current events (especially politics), and visiting new restaurants around WNY.

  • University at Buffalo (B.A., Political Science), cum laude 2000
  • George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. (J.D.) 2003
  • New York State 2009
  • Erie County Bar Association’s Negligence Committee
  • Erie County Bar Association’s ADR Committee