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Merrick R. Domnitz

About me

Throughout my 39 years as a personal injury trial lawyer I have also been a dedicated sports fan; I am a season ticket holder to the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, and I attend several Wisconsin Badger games every year. In addition to following most major sports at both the college and professional levels, I am an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction with an admitted soft spot for mysteries and historical fiction. I also play a fair amount of golf during the summer months.


My wife of 42 years, Anita, is a remarkably accomplished woman. Anita is an RN, a psychotherapist, holds natropathic certification`, and is a highly regarded actress in local community theater. Anita remains an indescribably valuable part of every facet of my life, professional as well as personal.


Perhaps my greatest non-work passion is for my 3 (soon to be 4) grandchildren. I am fortunate to have both my sons, their wives, and all our grandchildren right here in Milwaukee so I get to spend a good deal of time with each of them. Being a grandfather is one of life's greatest blessings.





Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    40 years
  2. Car Accident: 50%

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Contact info

Domnitz & Skemp, S.C.

825 N. Jefferson St.
5th Floor
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-3721


WIGood Standing197703/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Attorneys in WisconsinWisconsin Super Lawyers2009
Leader in the LawWisconsin Law Journal2003
Trial Lawyer of the YearWisconsin Association for Justice2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Shareholder; Lead Trial CounselDomnitz & Skemp, S.C.2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersMember2001 - Present
International Society of BarristersMember1996 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesPast President -- WI Chapter1991 - Present
American Association for JusticeFormer Governor1983 - Present
Wisconsin Association for Justice (Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers)Past President1980 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinChairman of Litigation Section Bd. of Directors1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kaul v. Cedar Mills Medical Clinic$7.5 Million jury verdict
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church & School- Freistadt vs. Tower InsuranceN/A
Trinity-Freistadt Evangelical Lutheran Church v. Tower Insurance CompanySuccessful outcome as explained below!
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wisconsin Discovery Law and PracticeIndependent Medical Examinations1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Winter SeminarPast Presidents' Seminar2010