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Peter M. Wolff

Criminal defense Attorney at Waukesha, WI

5.0   3 reviews
Licensed for 20 years Free consultation
Licensed for 20 years Free consultation

About Peter

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Attorney Peter Wolff graduated from Marquette University Law School.  His practice focuses on criminal, family, and civil litigation.  Peter regularly accepts appointments in criminal, family and juvenile matters from the Circuit Court Judges of Waukesha County, and he was appointed Special Court Commissioner to the Honorable Mark Gundrum.

          Peter grew up in the City of Brookfield, and graduated from Brookfield East High School in 1986.  His father was a police chief for 28 years, then he served eight years as an Alderman, his mother was a Waukesha County Supervisor for twenty years. Peter has two sisters and three brothers.  Peter attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and he received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, and a minor in Communications. 

          For ten years, Peter was a law enforcement officer with the City of Brookfield Police Department.  In addition to his regular patrol duties, Peter was a DARE Instructor, and he was chosen to be an Instructor to teach OWI procedure and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing to other police officers.  Peter also served undercover as a Detective with the Waukesha County Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Unit.

          In 2006, Peter was elected as a Supervisor on the Waukesha County Board.  He currently is the Chairman of the Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee, and he serves as Secretary of the Executive Committee. 

          Peter’s varied experience makes him an exceptional advocate.  He has good working relationships with the judges and the prosecutors, and he has a reputation for achieving the best possible outcomes for his clients.

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Licensed for 20 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 03/05/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by Alissa | January 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and competent
I made a mistake and Peter Wolff helped me handle it exceptionally. He got me the best possible result I could've hoped for and was always available to answer any questions I had. He did all of the work and made this stressful situation much easier on me. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Audrey | October 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My Experience with Attorney Peter Wolff
My son was accused of something he did not do. If he had the right attorney originally, I feel his case would have been dismissed instead of going to trial. He decided to change attorneys because his attorney wanted him to take a plea. He found Attorney Peter Wolff on the internet. After meeting with Peter, Peter was willing to take on his case. The jury found my son to be not guilty. Peter is an excellent attorney who does his very best to defend you. He tells it like it is and listens to you. He is understanding and kind. He has great knowledge of the law. I strongly suggest using him for your attorney. I believe God showed his awesome power in the courtroom and did it through Attorney Peter Wolff.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2017
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Personalized attention
My lawyer helped me fight my criminal DUI case. Most times when you hire a lawyer you feel like they don't even know your name. My biggest concern was finding work after my employer decided to cut my hours drastically and Peter bought me the time that I desperately needed to get things organized and to gain employment. He supported me and I knew when he said he was working on my case that he actually was. I'm not the most organized person in my personal life, and I have so much on my mind that I have made mistakes with my court case, but Peter worked through that with me instead of letting me drown by myself. It meant a lot to be able to trust my lawyer throughout this process.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Partner
  • Bucher, Wolff & Sonderhouse, LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • County Board Supervisor
  • County of Waukesha
  • 2006 - Present
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Offices of Peter M. Wolff
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Oakton Avenue Law Offices
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Police Officer
  • City of Brookfield
  • 1993 - 2003
  • Police Officer
  • Town of Randall
  • 1992 - 1993
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  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Law Enforcement Certification
  • 1992
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990
  • Brookfield East High School
  • Diploma
  • 1986
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  • 180 Juvenile Diversion
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Waukesha County Fair Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Waukesha County Federated Library Board
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer's in Wisconsin
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
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  • Bucher, Wolff & Sonderhouse, LLP
  • Blog
  • 2023

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Peter
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter is an intelligent, hard-working and compassionate attorney who is an assertive advocate for his clients. He is also responsive, professional and courteous. We had a difficult case together that we were able to resolve to the benefit of both of our clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter and I have had some pretty tough cases over the years, but he has always been honest and trustworthy. He is a good advocate for his clients, while being a reasonable attorney who is going to work to settle his cases, if possible. Family law can be very difficult given the heighten emotional state of the parties, yet he always keeps his clients' best interests at the forefront. He has good trial skills, which I have seen him use on several occasions when we were unable to resolve family law issues. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense

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Waukesha Criminal defense Lawyer Peter M. Wolff
Peter M. Wolff
Criminal defense Attorney
Waukesha, WI
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation