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Daniel P. Patrykus

Personal injury Attorney at West Bend, WI

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1984
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Daniel

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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.

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Keberle, Patrykus & Laufenberg, LLP
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Suite 100
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Posted by Jenny | March 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
We hired the best!
We couldn’t have chosen a better attorney than Daniel Patrykus! His extensive knowledge and understanding of the law proved extremely beneficial to the outcome of our complicated case. Dan was always professional, courteous and continued to keep us up to date with his progress. He was a great source of a comfort during a very difficult time. Dan truly cares about his clients!
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Posted by Greg | March 19, 2016
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a true Professional
I first Met Mr. Patrykus in his front lobby of his office years ago. We walked in together and I was unaware of who he was. Before I could ever be screened by an Assistant he asked how he could help. I could not believe a lawyer would talk to a potential client without being screened. He spent 30 minutes just answering questions and told me how to represent myself and that he would help me but I did not need to pay him for his services. He said I could represent myself in this case. I think I called him twice more for advice and he provided some insight for My wife and me. A few years later I remembered that when my son needed some help, Mr. Patrykus answered all our questions and set my son at ease. My son really had done nothing wrong but being younger was being pressured into admitting to something he had not done. Mr. Patrykus set my son at ease and was able to get to the facts of the case. He took a lot of the emotion out the situation and basically got both sides on the same page. The other side basically admitted they over reacted and apologized for the misunderstanding. Being accused of something , whether yourself or a Family Member can really get very emotional. The way Mr. Patrykus handled the situation made it into a learning experience for both Father and son. He never Judged my son, he simply Listened to my son. Over the years we have recommended Mr. Patrykus to people we know who needed help, he has helped them Both as a consultant and represented them in cases. all of the people we have recommended to Mr. Patrykus have been very happy with the services he has provided to them..
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Posted by Nick | March 18, 2016
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We definitely recommend Dan Patrykus
We hired Dan Patrykus when we needed a lawyer for an auto accident that we weren't at fault. He was very helpful throughout the entire process, and explained everything very thoroughly. We were definitely pleased with the end result of the case as well.
Posted by Jeff | March 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Daniel P. Patrykus
Dan practiced patience with our entire family throughout the lifecycle of our case. He provided timely updates along with detailed explanations of exactly what the strategy was. He allowed time for questions on our behalf along with thorough answers. During this difficult time it was reassuring knowing we had Dan's support. His direction and expertise were greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Keberle Patrykus Laufenberg , LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Keberle & Patrykus, LLP
  • 1992 - Present
  • Asst. SPD
  • State Public Defender - Milw Trial
  • 1984 - 1992


  • Mercer Law School
  • National College Of Criminal Defense
  • 1985
  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • BA Cum Laude
  • 1980


  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Friends of Abused Families
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2001
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - 2004
  • Wisconsin Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Lifetime Charter Membership Invitation
  • Rue Ratings Best Attorneys in America
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
Endorse Daniel
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Friend
"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"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Dan is a very experienced attorney and is well respected by fellow attorneys. He is known to handle tough cases and is very successful in his practice."
Personal injury
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West Bend Personal injury Lawyer Daniel P. Patrykus
Daniel P. Patrykus
Personal injury Attorney
West Bend, WI
Licensed for 39 years