Peter Thompson is a Minnesota attorney with vast experience in criminal justice and human rights law. He is a former Assistant United States Attorney and Federal Public Defender. His private practice, Thompson, Lundquist, and Sicoli, Ltd., included high profile criminal defense and pro bono work. He was also active with Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights regarding war crimes and human rights investigations. He has received numerous accolades for his work, including the following: 2019 Mitchell Hamline adjunct Professor of the year, 2009 Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers lifetime award, and 2008 ACLU of Minnesota Earl R. Larson lifetime award for civil liberties. He currently teaches law school courses, including legal ethics.