Glen Richard Petersen

Glen Richard Petersen
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Practice Areas

  • Complex Civil & Commercial Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Insurance Claims

Classes & Seminars

  • Speaker, "Medical Records in Louisiana", 2005 - 2006, 2014
  • Speaker, American Bar Association's Health Care Fraud Conference, Palm Springs, 2005
  • Instructor, "Management of Medical Records", Louisiana and HIPAA, 2005
  • Instructor, Medicaid Fraud, Federal Law Enforcement Center, Glynco, Georgia, 1992 to 1997
  • Speaker, "Health Care Fraud and Patient Abuse", American Bar Association's Health Care Fraud Conference, Miami, Florida, 1997
  • Speaker, "Health Care Fraud and Patient Abuse", Health Care Fraud and Abuse Symposium, Los Angeles, 1998
  • Speaker, "Health Care Fraud and Patient Abuse", Health Care Fraud and Compliance Practices Conference, New York City, 1999
  • Speaker, ABA’s Health Care Fraud Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2007


  • Special Advocate, Louisiana Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC)
  • Gubernatorial appointee to the Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners, 2014 - 2017
  • Selected to Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2013, 2017 – 2024
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the nation's oldest attorney rating authority

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

Professional Associations

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
    • Law Day Committee, 2008 – present, Chairman, 2008
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Member, House of Delegates, 2007 – 2016
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
rated by Super Lawyers Glen R. Petersen 10 years
Martindale Hubbell | AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2021


A career prosecutor until entering private practice in 2004, Glen has distinguished himself in various areas of complex, white-collar crimes, primarily in the health care field.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, Glen earned his law degree from LSU's Law School in 1977.

His interest in prosecution led him to an appointment as an Assistant Attorney General in that office's criminal division in 1978. Shortly thereafter, Glen joined the staff of the Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office where he was lead prosecutor in almost 90 felony jury trials during a five-year career there.

In 1984, Louisiana's attorney general re-appointed Glen as an Assistant Attorney General in the state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, a prosecutorial unit charged with combating fraud committed against the state's Medicaid program, and the abuse and neglect of the elderly and infirm in the state's long-term care facilities. 

Glen was appointed Director of the MFCU in 1987 and was instrumental in the passage of several bills in the state legislature that enhanced the group's ability to prosecute elderly abuse. For almost fifteen years, Glen was lead prosecutor in the prosecution of numerous health care providers who had cheated the state's Medicaid program. Under his leadership, Louisiana's MFCU was recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the nation's top unit in 1992.

Glen was extremely active in the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units, serving on its executive committee and legislative committee for several years, and as its president in 1990. He was an instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, on the topic of Medicaid Fraud and addressed various advocacy and professional groups within the state and across the country on the topic of health care fraud and patient abuse. His work toward protecting the elderly earned him an appointment on the Governor's Committee for the Coordination of Police Services to the Elderly, and being recognized in 1996 by the Louisiana Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC) as a special advocate for that group. During this same time, Glen was a Special Assistant United States Attorney for both the Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana.

In 1998, Glen joined the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, continuing his prosecution of health care providers who defrauded government programs, including Medicare. After leaving the public sector, Glen became a founding member of Hymel Davis & Petersen.