Peter J. Fox
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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 'and the Wisconsin Supreme Court'. His cases involve Employment Discrimination and Retaliation, Equal Pay, Civil Rights and Constitutional issues, Sexual Harassment, 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 2013-2018.  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
  • $210,000 Sexual Harassment & Retaliation
  • $180,000 Breach of Contract
  • $175,000 Age Discrimination
  • $160,000 Disability Discrimination & Retaliation

E-Mail Peter at: [email protected]

Avvo rated 10.0 Superb: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/53233-wi-peter-fox-1507360.html

Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated (4.9/5.0) - highest legal abilities and ethical standards: http://www.martindale.com/Peter-J-Fox/2466183-lawyer.htm?view=cr

Areas of Practice

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

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

Education

  • 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, 2017, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America - 2018, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated (4.9/5.0) - highest legal abilities and ethical standards
  • 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

Testimonials

March 2018

I would highly recommend Peter Fox, Fox and Fox S.C., who represented me in an employment matter. Peter is a strong advocate and does what he says he is going to do. He will not hesitate to litigate a case, is an exceptional strategist, and forthright with his opinion. Peter always took the time to answer questions and promptly returned phone calls / e-mail. He has a great passion for representing the underdog and getting results. I would have no hesitation retaining Peter or his firm again if needed. -N.W.


March 2018

Peter Fox is AWESOME! He stayed by my side all the way to the Supreme Court with winning results for me after a 9 year battle on an employment discrimination issue. Being a father himself he understands dedication and loyalty and will be a friend for life to both my husband and I. He definitely knows how to help the “underdog” and win his cases! Thank you, Peter! -D.M


March 2018

Things went bad at work, I’m middle aged and close to retirement, Act 10 sent the union packing and I was without the representation I relied on for most of my working life. When your employer has deep pockets and management wants to replace fair play with arbitrary rules, you feel as if you’re back on the playground, nose to nose, with the school yard bully. Suffice it to say, that when my back was to the wall, everyone–and I mean everyone–said you can’t fight city hall, just take it and bide your time, I decided to seek at least one consultation with an employment attorney and a trusted friend suggested Peter Fox. My case wasn’t a simple one and as I told Mr. Fox the story I expected him to pass on it and to suggest I just take a beating, but I will always remember what he said: “I’ll win this for you.” And he did as promised. It took 664 days because my employer thought we would go away and that’s the game they play, but Peter Fox hung in there with me, a workingman who wants to retire with dignity–and I will–and for that I’m grateful beyond measure. -M.W.


March 2018

Attorney Peter Fox took my employment whistleblower case where I was the victim of retaliation – to say the odds were stacked against me would be an understatement. I faced a team of lawyers with an unlimited budget and I was all alone. Peter looked beyond the difficult circumstances of my case because he saw a victim of injustice and he would not let that stand. He fought for me and my family and he won the case. It was a very emotional time and I can honestly say we made it through because of Peter Fox. He not only represented me but he saw me through this storm with compassion and encouragement. He gave me hope when I thought all hope was lost, often calling me on the phone just to ask how I was doing. Peter cared about me as a person not just a client – words cannot truly express how much that meant to me. He carried me through one of the most trying times of my life – and the thing is… he didn’t have to. He could have easily passed on my case and a lesser attorney would have. But this is the thing about Peter Fox – he believes in doing the right thing no matter what the outcome. He believes in justice and he believed in me – I don’t think I can ever thank him enough for that. I cannot express how much that meant to me, how much it helped me to stand up. There are times when special people touch your life and through who they are – you become a better person. My experience with Peter Fox is an example of one of those times. I highly recommend Peter Fox and Fox & Fox, S.C. -C.K.


March 2018

There are elite attorneys and elite people. Peter Fox is both. If you are in need of guidance or representation, and you value thoughtful, direct and concise evaluation, talk to an attorney at Fox & Fox. They are passionate about the law and the clients that they represent. I will be forever grateful for the amity, respect and compassionate intervention provided when feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed by legal complexities. -J.S.


March 2018

Over the past 30 years, in a prior professional capacity, I had the opportunity to work with literally hundreds of attorney’s. Now that I am retired and reside in S.E. Wisconsin I found myself requiring the services of an attorney well versed in employment law. I contacted over a dozen firms in the Milwaukee/Madison/S.E. Wisconsin area and was fortunate to have found Peter Fox.

From the time I first spoke to Peter until the conclusion of my case, which included going to the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th District, I can honestly say I couldn’t have asked for better representation. His expert knowledge of this complicated aspect of the law as well as his integrity, tenacity and ability to present my case to a jury were exactly what I was looking for. While many attorney’s I’ve dealt with in the past are unwilling or hesitant to proceed to a jury trial, not Peter; when he realized that was the best option for my situation, we discussed the pro’s and con’s in detail so I could make the best informed decision on how best to proceed.

During the long/protracted period it took my case to work through the court system Peter was always willing, day or night as well as weekends, to quickly respond to any questions I had. If he wasn’t sure of the answer his detailed research of the law, coupled with the outstanding team effort with the entire Fox & Fox staff, resulted in an easy to understand reply. In the courtroom Peter was most impressive tailoring his approach to best allow the jury to understand the complexities of the case. Most important to me was the fact his integrity was always above reproach.

In summary, if you are in need of an attorney who is a subject matter expert, goes above and beyond to ensure the welfare of his client, communicates effectively and efficiently, and maintains the highest standards of integrity, then contact Peter Fox. I have referred several associates to him and all have told me they couldn’t have been more impressed. It’s no wonder he has been recognized by his peers as a recipient of the prestigious “Leader’s in the Law,” and is a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation and a Super Lawyer.” -G.W.


March 2018

Peter Fox stood shoulder to shoulder with me and fought a prolonged, incredibly complex, highly sensitive legal battle that he saw all the way through to a positive outcome. The odds were stacked against me and both of us knew that going in. However, as he so eloquently told me, he knew I was backed into a corner, he was in there with me, and he was going to get me out. And he did. Mine and my family’s appreciation for all he did for us cannot fully be described in words. More than being an incredibly brilliant strategist and in-depth legal expert, Peter Fox (and by extension his firm) not only gets the legal job done, they actually tremendously care about their clients. The impact of my situation almost destroyed me and my family. For anyone out there facing a David vs Goliath situation, who thinks all hope is lost and is considering giving up, don’t do it, contact Peter Fox instead. He will give you his honest, unvarnished opinion of your case, your chances for success, and will ultimately leave the decision to proceed or not up to you. Only you can decide if the risks of proceeding in a high stakes situation are worth the known and possible costs. But if you decide it’s worth it, there is no one better to have in your corner than Peter Fox. When he says “Winning Matters,” he means it. What he accomplished for me and my family allowed us to move on with our lives in a dignified, restorative way. He will forever be one of my most trusted and respected advisers, because he stood by me and believed in me when hardly anyone else did, and he had no problem staring Goliath right in the eye and taking on the fight. If you’re going through a tough time right now, my heart goes out to you. Do yourself and your family a favor and talk to Peter Fox about your case. If anyone stands a real shot at helping you, it’s him. Thank you Peter, for helping me get my life back. Without you, my prospects would have been dismal. Today, we are living in peace and cherish each day, and that would not have been possible without you. You’re a true blessing in the legal field that you are called to! -D.H.