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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Partner||Keberle Patrykus Laufenberg , LLP||2016 - Present|
|Partner||Keberle & Patrykus, LLP||1992 - Present|
|Asst. SPD||State Public Defender - Milw Trial||1984 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Mercer Law School||Law||National College Of Criminal Defense||1985|
|Marquette University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire||Political Science||Other - Bachelors||1980|