A.J. Peterman is a member of the Commercial and Business Litigation Section. His practice focuses on complex business litigation and appeals in federal and state courts. He has experience representing clients in shareholder disputes, class actions, business torts, constitutional law, administrative law, contract disputes and land use and zoning matters. He also has notable appellate experience, including as a co-author of an amicus brief filed on behalf of the Wisconsin Counties Association to the United States Supreme Court in Murr v. Wisconsin.
Prior to joining von Briesen, A.J. served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Allan Edgar on the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
In 2017, A.J. completed his Master’s degree from King’s College London, where he wrote his dissertation on artificial intelligence and conflict in the future. His classwork focused on warfare and technology, intelligence, international law and the use of force, and South Asian and African security. He is a member of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law.
During law school, A.J. was the Business Editor of the Marquette Law Review and also completed internships for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and for Wisconsin State Representative Evan Goyke. He also worked as a research assistant to then Associate Dean Matthew Parlow (now Dean of Chapman University School of Law) and Professor Ryan Scoville.
A.J. is active in pro bono work. He has litigated and settled prisoner civil rights cases in the federal district court of Wisconsin. He is also a volunteer lawyer with Legal Action of Wisconsin’s Eviction Defense Project where he provides assistance to low-income tenants in Milwaukee County who are facing eviction.
A.J. served in the United States Army Reserves as a Psychological Operations Team Leader. Since 2002, he has volunteered as a counselor for American Legion Badger Boys State, a youth leadership and citizenship program.
He is a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association and the Thomas E. Fairchild American Inns of Court.
- Co-Author, “WCA Supports St. Croix County before the U.S. Supreme Court in Murr v. Wisconsin,” Wisconsin Counties, September 2016.
- Co-Author, “Handling Jury Instructions With Care,” The Circuit Rider: The Journal of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, May 2014.