Susan B. Peterson Jones Waldo Shareholder

Susan B. Peterson


Susan Peterson is the current Chair of the Real Estate Department at Jones Waldo. She has over 25 years of experience assisting clients in real estate based commercial lending and real estate transactions throughout the western United States, including acquisition, leasing, and financing of retail, resort, and other commercial properties, and the development and governance of condominium and other common ownership interest developments.


Joined Jones Waldo in 1993

Education & Admissions


J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1992, Member, Order of the Coif, Hinckley Scholar (the first woman to be selected from the law school), Executive Editor, BYU Law Review

Bar Admittance

Utah, 1992

Professional Affiliations

  • Utah State Bar and American Bar Association, Real Property Sections
  • Founding Member, Former Chair of Board of Directors, CREW Utah (Commercial Real Estate Women Network)
  • Former Director, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Center
  • Former Director, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake
  • Member, American College of Mortgage Attorneys


  • Dorathy Merrill Brothers Award, Utah State Bar Association, 2008 (awarded for the advancement of women in the legal profession)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating
  • Pathfinder Award, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, 2005
  • Utah Business Magazine, Legal Elite