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Tristan R. Pettit

Tristan R. Pettit

Practice areas:

Landlord & Tenant, Litigation

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Mr. Pettit focuses his practice in the area of general civil and business litigation with an emphasis on landlord-tenant law.

Mr. Pettit handles both commercial and residential evictions and the accompanying damage claims for his clients throughout the state.  He has also been involved in litigation dealing with lead-based paint issues, Fair Housing (discrimination) claims, public nuisance lawsuits, building code orders, and both the prosecution and defense of Wisconsin Administrative Code - ATCP 134 violations.

He assists clients with the drafting and interpretation of commercial leases and residential rental agreements and other rental documents and is the author of the landlord-tenant legal forms sold at Wisconsin Legal Blank Co., Inc. which are used throughout the state.

Mr. Pettit presents seminars on landlord-tenant law and related matters throughout the state and is currently serving as the president of the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Landlord & Tenant: 75%
    19 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    20 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

111 E Wisconsin Ave # 1500
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-4808


WIGood Standing199503/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney / ShareholderPetrie & Stocking S.C.1996 - Present
Associate AttorneyMingo & Yankala1995 - 1996

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Milwaukee Real Estate Investment Networking GroupMember2007 - Present
Apartment Association of Southeastern WisconsinPresident2006 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers DivisionPresident2000 - 2001

Publication NameTitleDate
Petrie & StockingAdvising and Defending the Property Owner2009
Petrie & Stocking S.C.Screening and Qualifying Prospective Tenants2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1995
University of Wisconsin, MadisonCommunication ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
State of Wisconsin Court CommissionersCourt Commissioners and Landlord-Tenant Law2009
AASEW Annual Conference & Tradeshow"Causes for Eviction" and "Notices Terminating Tenancy"2009