About Us

Founded by Bob Peterson, the firm now includes partners Ted Waggoner and Andy Perkins, and associate Rachel Arndt. At Peterson Waggoner & Perkins, LLP, our attorneys have over 85 years of combined legal experience. We are dedicated to helping you with your legal problems by giving sound, honest advice and we are ready to vigorously represent you in a courtroom or other tribunal if the need arises. Please contact us by telephone or email us with your legal questions. It is our goal that the lawyers and the staff of Peterson Waggoner & Perkins, LLP will furnish the highest quality legal and professional service to our clients. In fact, most of our clients are referred to us by current or previous clients and by fellow attorneys. See our page on Attorney News for recent events at Peterson Waggoner & Perkins, LLP. We look forward to serving your legal needs.

Firm Overview

Peterson Waggoner & Perkins, LLP, is located at 125 East Tenth Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975. Our office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We provide quality legal services to clients throughout Fulton County and Northern Indiana. Our attorneys are profiled in the Attorney Profile section.

We also maintain a highly qualified staff of Legal Assistants. Karin L. Fowler, our office manager since 1996, has been with the firm since 1991. Kimberly L. Hunter has been with the firm since 1997 and is a registered paralegal with the Indiana State Bar Association. Jill Manns joined the firm in 2007. See our Staff Profiles page for more information.


Robert E. Peterson opened his law practice at 112½ East 8th Street, Rochester, Indiana on April 19, 1965. In 1972, Douglas B. Morton joined the firm as an associate, later forming the partnership Peterson & Morton, and offices were moved to 110 West 9th Street. The firm then added Richard L. Kehoe, as an associate. Mr. Kehoe left in 1976. Ted A. Waggoner came to work for Peterson & Morton on June 26, 1978, as an associate. Douglas B. Morton left the firm in December of 1978, after being elected Fulton Circuit Court Judge. The law firm of Peterson & Waggoner was formed January 1, 1981 and moved to 120 East 8th Street in January, 1984. The firm opened the current offices in January 2001 at 125 East Tenth Street, and changed the name of the firm to Peterson & Waggoner, LLP. T. Andrew Perkins joined the staff as an associate attorney in 2001 and became partner January 1, 2009. Rachel A. Arndt joined the firm as an associate attorney in October 2009. The firm was re-named Peterson Waggoner & Perkins, LLP in 2011.