Peter L. Crema, Jr.



(612) 260-9006

(612) 260-9086

Peter is a well-rounded litigator who primarily devotes his practice to commercial and business litigation, with particular focus on disputes relating to real property. In this context, he represents developers, homeowners, contractors, restoration companies, and others in a wide variety of litigation, including claims involving construction defects, mechanic’s liens, breach of conveyance contracts, and breach of lease contracts, among others.

More broadly, Peter represents small to mid-size businesses and business owners in a wide variety of contexts. He is often on the front lines to help clients avoid litigation, but when litigation is necessary, unavoidable, or prudent, Peter calls upon his vast experience as a litigator to see the matter through. Peter has experience litigating in both state and federal court — primarily in Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin — and also handles FINRA arbitrations and homeowners’ arbitrations. He has extensive experience and notable success in securing temporary restraining orders to protect his clients’ interests.

Peter has tried cases in the areas of family law, personal injury, real estate, labor and employment (including ERISA), and commercial contracts. In addition, he serves as local counsel for a variety of subrogation matters.

Active in his community, Peter served for eight years as a member of the Brooklyn Park, Minn., city council, and chaired the city’s charter commission for five years. In addition, he has served on the parish council for two churches.




Cozen O’Connor Opens Minneapolis Office with the Addition of Eight Lateral Attorneys

June 04, 2013

The firm announced it is opening a Minneapolis office with transactional and commercial litigation attorneys from Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP. Thomas Wallrich, Steven Silton, Thomas Kane, Peter Crema, Nadia Hasan, Heather Marx, Joel Nesset and Kristi Zentner are all joining the firm as members.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1991
  • University of St. Thomas, B.A., 1984
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court - District of Minnesota