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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.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Family: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

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  • Sheila L. Romell

    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.


    Sheila Romell Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Wolff & Sonderhouse LLP

711 W Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI, 53188-2412


WIGood Standing200303/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top Lawyer's in WisconsinThe Legal Network2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney / PartnerWolff & Sondershouse, LLP2008 - Present
County Board SupervisorCounty of Waukesha2006 - Present
Owner/AttorneyLaw Offices of Peter M. Wolff2006 - 2008
AttorneyOakton Avenue Law Offices2003 - 2006
Police OfficerCity of Brookfield1993 - 2003
Police OfficerTown of Randall1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
180 Juvenile DiversionBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Waukesha County Fair AssociationBoard of Directors2004 - Present
Waukesha County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Waukesha County Federated Library BoardBoard of Trustees2008 - 2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Milwaukee Area Technical CollegeN/ALaw Enforcement Certification1992
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Brookfield East High SchoolN/ADiploma1986