Sarah K. Peterson ’05

Adjunct: General Curriculum
  • Attorney, SPS Immigration PLLC
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, M.P.P.
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.

Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Sarah K. Peterson is the founder of SPS Immigration PLLC based in Minneapolis, MN. Her employment-based practice focuses on physicians, academia, start-ups, and high-tech companies.

Peterson actively participates in the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) on both a local and national level. She has served as Chair of AILA’s DOL liaison committee since 2017 and has been an active Elected Director on the AILA Board of Governors since 2012. Peterson has previously served on AILA national Liaison committees with the California and Nebraska USCIS Service Centers, chaired and served as a member of AILA’s Healthcare Professionals Committee, and chaired the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of AILA.

Peterson has served on the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) Public Policy Committee since 2013. She has been recognized each year since 2016 as one of 40 Up-and-Comers in Employment Law by HRE (Human Resource Executive) and Law Dragon, is listed in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers since 2014 and in 2018 was selected as a Thought Leader, and was one of Minnesota Lawyer’s Up-and-Coming Attorneys for 2010. She was a contributing author to AILA’s Business Immigration Law & Procedure, second edition, frequently speaks with the press, and travels internationally to speak on employment-based immigration.


Employment and Family-Based Immigration Law

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University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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