Dayton appoints Edina resident Peralta to fill 4th Judicial District vacancy

Last week, Gov. Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Edina resident Nelson L. Peralta as a district court judge in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. Peralta and another appointee – Thomas J. Conley – will be replacing the Honorable Lyonel Norris and the Honorable Thomas M. Sipkins, and will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.

“I am pleased to appoint Mr. Thomas J. Conley and Mr. Nelson L. Peralta to serve as judges in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District,” Dayton said. “Both Mr. Conley and Mr. Peralta will bring a diverse range of legal experience to the bench. I thank them for their willingness to serve their fellow Minnesotans.”

Peralta is a solo practitioner at Peralta Law Firm, where his practice includes areas of immigration law, personal injury, and general litigation. Previously, he was a founding shareholder of Peralta & Peralta, Ltd., and an associate attorney at Capistrant & Associates, P.A., Livgard & Rabuse, P.L.L.P., and Peterson Fishman, Livgard & Capistrant, P.L.L.P. Mr. Peralta earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan.

He is a board member of the Collaborative Community Law Initiative, a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and a volunteer attorney at Volunteer Lawyers Network. He is also a member and past president of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association and previously served on the Board of Directors for Minnesota Continuing Legal Education.