Peter J. Fox

Peter J. Fox

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

As the Wisconsin Law Journal put it Peter Fox "Champions the Underdog." Not all of Mr. Fox's clients are "underdogs," but most of them have been wronged in some way that requires a legal intervention. Whether through private settlements or public trials, Mr. Fox has consistently obtained substantial jury verdicts, money awards and other favorable rulings for his clients. He has tried cases before judges and juries in state and federal courts and also before various administrative and other agencies, and has successfully argued cases before state and federal appeals courts. His cases involve Employment Discrimination and Retaliation, Equal Pay, Civil Rights and Constitutional issues, Sexual Harrassment, Whistleblower Protection, Wrongful Termination, Contracts, Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury, False Claims Act retaliation, and Business disputes.

In 2013, Mr. Fox was named a recipient of the Wisconsin Law Journal's prestigious "Leaders in the Law." He is also a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation and a Super Lawyer (recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers) in the area of Plaintiff Employment Litigation for the years 2013-2017.  He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Employment Law - Individuals and Litigation - Labor and Employment.  He was rated as one of the nation's top employment lawyers in 2012 by eBossWatch and has annually been selected by Milwaukee's M Magazine as a Leading Lawyer in representing employees. He has represented individuals in cases that have resulted in published decisions involving issues of Equal Pay, Health Care Worker Retaliation, Wisconsin Whistleblower Protection, and others.

Sample Case Results:

  • $1.8 Million dollar jury verdict - employment retaliation
  • $900,000 - breach of contract
  • $755,000 - employment retaliation
  • $560,000 - age discrimination
  • $500,000 - personal injury 
  • $300,000 - age discrimination
  • $250,000 - sex discrimination and harassment
  • $227,000 - bad faith insurance
  • $180,000 - race discrimination
  • $125,000 - race discrimination
  • $115,000 - personal injury accident
  • $105,000 - disability discrimination
  • $100,000 - disability discrimination 
  • $82,500 - unlawful search/excessive force
  • $70,000 - FMLA  

E-Mail Peter at: [email protected]

Avvo rated 10.0 Superb:

Martindale-Hubbel AV Rated (4.9/5.0) - highest legal abilities and ethical standards:

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Employment Litigation (Discrimination & Retaliation & Harassment)
  • 10% Civil Rights Litigation
  • 10% Personal Injury
  • 5% Business Disputes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2004


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D.
  • University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • B.A.

Honors and Awards

  • Wisconsin Law Journal Leaders in the Law – 2013
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellow – Class of 2013
  • Superlawyers Magazine – Super Lawyer - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Superlawyers Magazine – Rising Star – 2007-2012
  • Top U.S. Employment Lawyers 2012 by eBossWatch
  • 2012, 2013, 2014 -Leading Lawyer, Employment-Employees by Milwaukee’s M Magazine
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated (4.9/5.0) - highest legal abilities and ethical standards
  • The Best Lawyers in America - 2018