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Peter F. Mullaney


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Peter F. Mullaney


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    (414) 238-6620

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    411 East Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 1000
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

Peter Mullaney is a member of the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. He focuses his practice on personal injury litigation, business disputes, and insurance coverage contests. For the past 35 years, Peter has been representing large corporations, small businesses, insurance companies, and individuals in a broad range of cases arising from auto accidents, gas explosions, employment harassment, slips and falls, wrongful death, dog bites, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, construction defects, fraud, embezzlement, fires, asbestos exposure, breaches of contracts, and other controversies.

Before entering private practice in 1989, Peter served as law clerk for the Hon. John L. Coffey in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the Hon. J. P. Stadtmueller in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the Hon. R. James Groh in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. 


  • Marquette University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1985
  • Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1980

  • Wisconsin
  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association

  • Unleashed: Wisconsin’s Dog Statute (Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine, 2006) (cover article)
  • Liability Insurers’ Duty To Defend (Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine, 1995) (cover article)

  • Barry v. Employers Mutual, 2001 WI 101 (premises liability/notice of unsafe condition)
  • Mullenberg v. Kilgust Mechanical, 2000 WI 66 (motor carrier insurance coverage) 
  • MATC v. Frontier Adjusters, 2008 WI App 76 (employee theft insurance coverage) 
  • Attorney’s Title v. Town Bank, 2013 WI App 6 (lien priority, creditor’s rights) 
  • Rainbow Country v. Ameritech Publishing, 2005 WI 153 (contract/validity of liquidated damage clause) 
  • Zintek v. Perchik, 163 Wis. 2d 439 (medical malpractice) 
  • Teacher Retirement System of Texas v. Badger, 205 Wis. 2d 532 (construction defects/indemnification) 
  • General Accident v. Schoendorf, 195 Wis. 2d 784 (successive torts/contribution) 
  • Seltrecht v. Bremer, 214 Wis. 2d 110 (legal malpractice/statute of limitations/causation) 
  • Claypool v. Levin, 209 Wis. 2d 284 (medical malpractice/statute of limitations 
  • Estate of Hegarty v. Beauchaine, 2001 WI App 300 (wrongful death/vicarious liability)

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® 

  • Summit Educational Association, Inc., Board of Directors, Mentor