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Kimberly L. Peterson, JD

Kimberly L. Peterson

Chief Operating Officer


Kimberly joined Lillestol Research in 2006 as its Chief Operating Officer. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of North Dakota. Kimberly also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Chemistry from UND. Kimberly negotiates clinical trial budgets and contracts, prepares for regulatory submission, and is responsible for overall clinic management/operation. She and her husband, Matt, have three children; Hunter, Connor, and Anna.


  • University of North Dakota School of Law
    • Juris Doctorate - 2005
      • With Distinction
  • University of North Dakota
    • Bachelor of Science - 2002
      • Magna Cum Laude


  • North Dakota State Bar Association
    • I.D. 05981
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • I.D. 0386390

Work Experience

  • 2006–present: Lillestol Research LLC, Fargo, ND
    • Chief Operating Officer; In-House Counsel
  • 2005–2006: Nilles Law Firm, Fargo, ND
    • Associate Attorney
  • 2005: Grand Forks District Court, Grand Forks, ND
    • Judicial Clerk
  • 2005: LexisNexis Research System, Grand Forks, ND
    • UND School of Law Student Representative
  • 2004: Grand Forks State's Attorney's Office, Grand Forks, ND
    • Externship
  • 2004: Conmy Feste Ltd. Law Firm, Fargo, ND
    • Clerkship

Organizations and Affiliations

  • 2010–present: March of Dimes North Dakota Chapter, Fargo, ND
    • Board Member
    • Bowls for Babies Event Chair: 2010 and 2011
    • Signature Chef's Auction Committee Member: 2012–2015
  • 2005–2013: Fargo Area Dollars for Scholars, Fargo, ND
    • Board member
  • 2002–2005: University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, ND
    • Federalist Society Secretary
    • Law Review
    • Blue Book Cite and Source
  • 1998–2002: Alpha Phi International Sorority, Grand Forks, ND
    • Formal Recruitment Advisor
    • President
    • Executive Council
    • Judicial Board


  • UND School of Law, Grand Forks, ND
    • Law Review Article - Case Comment, Schmidt v. Schmidt
      • Publishable Quality Submission
    • Alan J. Larivee Memorial Scholarship Recipient
    • Glenn and Mary Geiger Scholarship Recipient
    • Dean’s List
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
    • Order of Omega Greek Honor Society
    • Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society
    • Golden Key National Honor Society
    • University of North Dakota Dean's List
    • Gamma Sigma Alpha National Honor Society
    • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
    • Outstanding Greek Senior Nominee
    • Outstanding Greek Chapter President Nominee
    • UND Homecoming Court
    • Outstanding Greek Woman
  • Alpha Phi International Sorority, Grand Forks, ND
    • Outstanding Senior
    • Outstanding G.P.A. [8 semesters]
    • 2 time H.G. Muzette and Lux Endowment Scholarship Recipient