Roger L. Peterman


Roger Peterman has been in the forefront of major changes in Kentucky's public finance laws and in enhancing the public finance tools available to state and local government.

In his career of more than 30 years, he has acted as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, disclosure counsel, bank's counsel, issuer's counsel and trustee's counsel in hundreds of transactions.

Mr. Peterman represents state and local governments in transactions involving SWAPS, investment agreements, interlocal cooperation agreements, development agreements and similar matters that are related to public finance and economic development.

Serving as bond counsel, he represents state agencies, counties, cities, school districts, utility districts and other special taxing districts. He has also worked with nonprofit organizations regarding their capital financing needs and has helped structure financings for numerous economic development projects.

Mr. Peterman serves as Managing Partner of Dinsmore’s Covington, Kentucky office.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law  (J.D., 1979)
  • University of Kentucky  (B.A., 1975)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky


  • Northern Kentucky and Kentucky Bar Associations 
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers 
  • Fort Thomas City Council (15 years)
  • Northern Kentucky Port Authority, Chair 
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital Board of Trustees
  • Covington Business Council, Board Member 
  • Southbank Partners, Board Member 
  • Leadership Northern Kentucky (1984) and Leadership Kentucky (1985), Graduate 
  • Tri-County Economic Development Corporation, Former board member 
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Former Board member and member of the Executive Committee 
  • Kentucky Development Finance Authority, 1980-1983, Executive Director


  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati for Public Finance by The Best Lawyers in America®, 2016
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Public Finance Law