Colleen Durkin Peterson



As the daughter of an attorney, I grew up knowing I too wanted to practice law. I was provided the opportunity to work in my father’s firm starting in junior high school. I quickly came to appreciate and understand the nature of work performed on behalf of individuals who have been injured as a result of the careless and negligent acts of others. Working with these injured individuals and learning how the law could be employed to help those incapable of helping themselves provided the foundation for my legal career.

I graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory High School in Tacoma, Washington and received my undergraduate degree in Business from Loyola University Chicago in Illinois. I graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2012. While at Gonzaga, I was a member of the Moot Court Honors Council and the National Moot Court Team, served as President of Gonzaga Law Association for Justice, as well as a Civil Procedure Tutor, and Student Ambassador.

Following law school I returned to the Tacoma area where I practiced in a personal injury law firm prior to joining Holman Law. I share the values, goals, and purpose of Holman Law and am grateful for the opportunity to help those who need access to justice but cannot do so on their own.

My practice includes motor vehicle collision, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and other personal injury cases.

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Gonzaga Law Board of Advisors
  • Pacific Burn Foundation – Board Member
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • United States District Court – Western District of Washington
  • Washington State Association for Justice – Board Member
  • Washington State Association for Justice – Eagle Member
  • Washington State Association for Justice – New Member Committee
  • Washington State Bar Association


  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Gonzaga University Law School