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Dan Patrykus is a 1980 honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a 1984 graduate of Marquette Law School, and a 1985 graduate of the National College of Criminal Defense Trial Institute at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia. From 1984 to 1992 he served as an Assistant State Public Defender in the agency’s Milwaukee Trial Office, where he conducted numerous homicide trials. One such trial, State v. Wirth, spanned six weeks. A later homicide trial, State v. Felton, was featured on Court TV. In 1994, Dan represented Christopher Scarver for the murder of Jeffrey Dahmer.  He has conducted well over 50 jury trials.

In 1992, with Doug Keberle, he founded the Keberle, Patrykus & Laufenberg, LLP.  All of his cases are now injury related. Dan has been recognized by attorneys and judges across the state as a Wisconsin SuperLawyer in plaintiff’s personal injury. Dan was also named among the top 100 trial lawyers in Wisconsin by The National Trial Lawyers. Dan has lectured on trial topics for the State Bar of Wisconsin, and arbitrates injury cases at the request of other attorneys.

Dan formerly served on the board of directors for “Friends of Abused Families Inc.”, a Washington county non-profit shelter for victims of domestic violence. Dan has coached YMCA football, Little League Baseball, and Club Basketball. He has zero tolerance for the powerful harming the powerless. He enjoys reminding insurance companies that providing full and fair compensation to those injured by the negligence of others keeps our communities safe. He resides with four wonderful teenage children and the most patient woman in the world, Michelle.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Motorcycle Accident: 15%
  3. Car Accident: 15%
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
  5. Dog Bite: 10%



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  • Gregg E. Bridge

    I have known Dan for over 30 years and know that he is a highly respected and accomplished attorney who gets great results for his clients. I highly recommend him.


    Gregg Bridge Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Alex Flynn

    Dan Patrykus is an excellent lawyer. He is bright, honest and caring with a keen ability to identify critical legal issues in personal injury cases. I am continually impressed with the results he obtains. I endorse him. Alex Flynn


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Contact info

Keberle, Patrykus & Laufenberg, LLP

2100 Gateway Court
Suite 100
West Bend, WI, 53095-8550


WIGood Standing198403/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Lifetime Charter Membership InvitationRue Ratings Best Attorneys in America2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2012
Super LawyerWisconsin Super Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKeberle Patrykus Laufenberg , LLP2016 - Present
PartnerKeberle & Patrykus, LLP1992 - Present
Asst. SPDState Public Defender - Milw Trial1984 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1984 - Present
Friends of Abused FamiliesBoard of Directors2007 - 2008
Wisconsin Academy of Trial LawyersMember1996 - 2001
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - 2004
Wisconsin Assn of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1984 - 1996
Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin LawyerReview - Mercy On Trial2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer Law SchoolLawNational College Of Criminal Defense1985
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of Wisconsin, Eau ClairePolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
1998 State Bar of Wisconsin ConventionConflict of Interest1988