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Merrick R. Domnitz

Personal injury Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1977
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Merrick

Learn Merrick’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

  2. Personal injury
    Emphasizing auto, truck, and motorcycle accidents; wrongful death cases; medical malpractice; insurance bad faith.

    48 years

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.




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Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C.
825 N. Jefferson St.
5th Floor
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-3721

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Posted by Melissa | May 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Superior Service
Having never needed an attorney for something of this nature we were nervous and insecure. From first contact Ric put our concerns at ease. Never did we feel he talked at us, we always felt he talked with us. He spoke with respect, concern and positivity in a situation that was life changing and frightening. There was always excellent communication and we always felt informed. We were kept up to date as our case progressed. Our questions were always answered and we never felt uncomfortable asking questions. Corrine was professional, easy to talk to, compassionate and kind. We felt the fee was more than appropriate.
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Posted by Linda | June 29, 2015
Awesome attorney!
I retained Merrick Domnitz for nursing home neglect involving my mother. He worked VERY hard on my case and got me a fast settlement! Ric was so nice, so helpful, so caring and so compassionate! He was very easy to talk to and explained the whole legal process in an easy to understand way. Domnitz is just AWESOME and HIGHLY recommend them!
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Posted by Sara | June 4, 2015
Highly recommended!
I cannot recommend this firm enough! I was a passenger in a severe car collision and sustained injuries that are still impacting my daily life. Ric Domnitz came to my home for our first meeting. He spoke to us - not at us (which is one fear I had dealing with a lawyer). He was sure we understood everything that was happening every step of the way over the years. He and his staff were always available to answer any questions or to reassure our concerns. I never felt alone or confused in this entire process. It was stressful and scary but I strongly believe I only made it through to the end because of Ric Domnitz and his staff's ability to be in the fight with me. We were a team and in the end, we won. Thank you Ric and staff for all you did to help me and my family get through this lengthy process!
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Posted by Michael | March 3, 2015
An Excellent Lawyer
Rick Domnitz represented me in my auto accident case. He was referred to me from another attorney. I was very pleased with how I was represented. The whole ordeal lasted years and I was happy to have him at my side. He responded quickly and thoughtfully to any of my questions. Above all, He made me feel safe about my decisions and prepped me when I was scared. I am thankful for his abilities to get me through this chapter in my life. I would recommend him to any friend or family member in need.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2009
Client Review
the best service I could have wished for!
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2008
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Atty. Domnitz was empathetic and insightful in handling my case. He was responsive to my requests for information and updates, and he was direct in apprising me of what my expectations should be with regard to outcome. He provided not only legal expertise, but encouragement and support as I healed physically and emotionally from the trauma of the injury I incurred. I feel fortunate to have found Atty. Domnitz and am grateful for the wise counsel he offered.
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Work Experience

  • Senior Shareholder; Lead Trial Counsel
  • Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C.
  • 2004 - Present


  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kaul v. Cedar Mills Medical Clinic
  • $7.5 Million jury verdict
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church & School- Freistadt vs. Tower Insurance
  • Trinity-Freistadt Evangelical Lutheran Church v. Tower Insurance Company
  • Successful outcome as explained below!


  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Past President -- WI Chapter
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Former Governor
  • 1983 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice (Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers)
  • Past President
  • 1980 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Chairman of Litigation Section Bd. of Directors
  • 1977 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys in Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Leader in the Law
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2003
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • 2002


  • Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • 1990

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Winter Seminar
  • Past Presidents' Seminar
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Merrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ric Domnitz is an excetionally talented trial lawyer whose passion and devotion to his clients sets him apart from all others. He is know for is excellence in the courtroom and his willingness to take on challenging cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the honor of knowing Merrick Domnitz for 29 years. He is a skilled, zealous and tireless fighter for the rights of his clients. There have been many times when I relied on his knowledge and guidance. On those occassions when he goes to court, he is a master. If I needed a personal injury lawyer, I would want a lawyer that is feared and respected by the insurance companies. Merrick Domnitz is that lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have served as co counsel with Mr. Domnitz on three trials. He is an outstanding trial lawyer with a passion for his client's cause that is remarkable"
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Milwaukee Personal injury Lawyer Merrick R. Domnitz
Merrick R. Domnitz
Personal injury Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 46 years