Krista Peterson, JD

Krista Peterson

Trial Specialist, Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Division, Cook County State’s Attorney Office


Ms. Peterson is a Trial Specialist in the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) handling exclusively felony domestic violence and sexual assault cases. Ms. Peterson carries a case load of approximately 45 felony cases. Ms. Peterson is very passionate about domestic violence issues and is thrilled to be able to specialize in this area prosecuting these serious offenses. Ms. Peterson is a member of the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Bar Association and the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago. Ms. Peterson is also a member of WISE (Women’s Insight and Support through Education), an employee resource group at the State’s Attorney’s Office as well as the LGBTQ employee resource group, which both offer an opportunity for community outreach as well as internal networking and support. Ms. Peterson is the Vice President of the CCSAO LGBT+ Employee Resource Group. Ms. Peterson is passionate about her career as a prosecutor and her family which consists of her wife of thirteen years, and two daughters ages 8 and 2.