Donald R. Peterson

Milwaukee Office

Areas of Practice/Concentration

  • Professional Malpractice - Medical and Dental
  • Products Liability Law - Medical Device and Pharmaceutical
  • Business and Commercial Litigation


  • University of Wisconsin LL.B., 1958
  • University of Wisconsin B.B.A., 1955

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Past State Chairperson, Defense Research Institute
  • Past President, Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin
  • Past President of American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • All Wisconsin State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Achievements

  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers’ 2013 Milwaukee Product Liability Litigation
  • Defendants "Lawyer of the Year."
  • Past President, Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Recognized by Milwaukee Magazine as Best Personal Injury Defense Attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1985, 1990 and 1995.
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Wisconsin (Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice) based on a poll of 12,600 Wisconsin Attorneys