Peter Martin has spent the past 30 years providing advice to school districts regarding business contracts, employment disputes, special education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) complaint investigations, student discipline, and other general school law matters. His practice currently focuses on school district elections, municipal finance, representing school districts in real estate transactions, representing school districts before the OCR, preventing and responding to due process hearings, and handling special education appeals in the state and federal courts. Mr. Martin has also been active in the Minnesota legislature as a lobbyist and has been involved in developing many school-related legislative initiatives over the past decade. Mr. Martin is a member of the State Bars of Minnesota and Wisconsin, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, and the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys.


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • Juris Doctor – 1990
  • University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
    • B.S. cum laude – 1987
    • Honors: Chancellor’s Leadership Award

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2000
  • Wisconsin, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2002
  • United States Supreme Court, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota Association of School Administrators
  • Minnesota Association of School Business Officials
  • Minnesota Council of School Personnel Administrators
  • National Council of School Attorneys
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers