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Peter Charles Rotter

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Litigation, Personal Injury

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About Me

I am a 48 year old married father of 6 (3 are steps, 3 boys, 3 girls, - yes, very Brady Bunch).  I have three grandchildren and I have been a single parent, though I have been married most of my adult life. 

I have always been active in my community, teaching and coaching swimming, lifeguarding and providing lifeguarding/safety work at the Wausau Kayak Course, including safety work at the 1996 Olympics.  I have been an active participant in my faith, having taught Sunday school, Hebrew lessons, Chairing committees and having been an active board member and officer of the board at my Synagogue and an organizer of Synagogue events.

I have been a stalwart champion of the rights of the disadvantaged.  Practicing for 7 years as a staff attorney at Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. a Legal Services grantee providing free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters only.  I have, since 1997 taken Public Defender assignments and County assignments.  I have always championed my client's causes with energy, zeal and enthusiasm. 

I love what I do and do it in a way that reflects that love.  I have a passion for Justice and try to serve it as best I can.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
  2. Litigation: 15%
  3. Personal Injury: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Sean William O'Neill

    Peter has the sharp mind and acumen to take on any criminal matter. I fully endorse this lawyer and his incredible body of work.


    Sean O'Neill Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jay Kronenwetter

    Peter Rotter possesses the personal qualities you need most in an attorney: integrity, a committment to justice and a strong work ethic. He has years of experience in both civil and criminal law, giving him a wide base of knowledge that allows him to efficiently tackle the most complex legal matters. In addition to his professional expertise, Attorney Rotter is dedicated to the betterment of his community and is active in a host of community organizations. In sum, if you need an attorney in Central Wisconsin, you can't go wrong with Peter Rotter.


    Jay Kronenwetter Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Peter C. Rotter

1008 N 5th St
Wausau, WI, 54403



WIGood Standing198803/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyPeter C. Rotter, Attorney at Law1997 - Present
AgentMetlife and The New England Co.1995 - 1997
Staff AttorneyWisconsin Judicare, Inc.1988 - 1995


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Marathon County Bar AssociationImmediate Past President2008 - Present
Forest Lodge 130, Free and Accepted MasonsSenior Warden2008 - 2008
Wisconsin Valley Shrine, Timber Shrine (ZOR)President2007 - Present
Wisconsin Judicare, Inc.Board Member2007 - Present
Wausau Breakfast Optimists (Optimist International)Vice President2007 - Present
Marathon County Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysPresident2006 - Present
Eau Claire Consistory, 32nd degree Scottish RiteN/A2005 - Present
Mount Sinai CongregationPast President2004 - 2006
Marathon County Child Development Agency (Headstart)Board Member (Past President)1997 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988