Peter Mullaney is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group, specializing in personal injury litigation, business disputes, and insurance coverage contests. 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. For the past 25 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.
Peter is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association, and has authored several articles published in the Marquette Law Review and Wisconsin Lawyer magazine, and is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. He has served for more than 20 years as a mentor and member of the board of directors for Summit Educational Association, Inc., a non-profit Milwaukee youth organization.
Representative Published Decisions:
- 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)
- Unleashed: Wisconsin’s Dog Statute (Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine, 2006) (cover article)
- Liability Insurers’ Duty To Defend (Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine, 1995) (cover article)