Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson

Located at 1701 Austin Ave, next to the Waco Public Library.
  • Criminal Law
  • Texas
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Summary

I was born in Houston. My father was an FBI agent, who later practiced criminal defense law. My mother raised 4 children and was an English teacher. I attended high school in Dallas and college at U. Texas, Austin. After earning my law degree I worked in the appellate section of the Travis County DA's Office followed by private practice in Austin. I then was hired by the McLennan County DA's Office, where I rose to chief felony prosecutor. As of 2019 I have practiced law 35 years. I am a criminal law specialist. I have been a criminal defense attorney since 1989.

Practice Area
  • Criminal Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Professional Experience
President 1999-2002
McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Current
Education
University of Houston - Main Campus
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) (1983) | Law
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Activities: Assisted with the Harris County Indigent Defense program.
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University of Texas - Austin
M.A. (1981) | Molecular gentetics/cancer research
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Honors: Academic honor role
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University of Texas - Austin
B.S. (1978) | Science
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Honors: Science student of the year award.
Activities: Worked my way through college at the Austin State Hospital, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center. Also ran my father's campaign for judge in 1976.
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar # 15836300
Member
- Current
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McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Past 3-term President
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Activities: Re-formed the local criminal defense bar after it had been inactive for over 20 years
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Speaking Engagements
Constitutional Law - the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments, M.C.C. Campus, Waco
U. Texas at Arlington
I taught constitutional law during a one-year period in which U.T.A. had an expansion campus at M.C.C., before a different university took over.
Voir dire in a criminal case, Waco, TX
McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
I have given several talks to the local criminal bar association
Certifications
Criminal Law
Texas State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
210 N. 6th Street
Waco, TX 76701
USA
Telephone: (254) 753-3100
Fax: (254) 756-2193