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Peter J. Kraft

Criminal defense Attorney at Appleton, WI

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2008
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Peter

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I have vast experience representing defendant's against all level's of criminal charges. I have had not guilty verdicts on misdemeanor and felony charges.

    16 years

  2. Guardianship
    I have experience establishing guardianships of person and estate as well as experience modifying pre-existing guardianships to meet the changing needs of the ward and/or guardian.

    9 years

  3. Child abuse
    I have represented parents accused of neglecting or abusing their children in a children in need of protection and services cases. I also have extensive experience acting as a guardian ad litem for children involved in similar cases.

    16 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    I have extensive motion experience and have had not guilty verdicts on OWI cases brought to jury.

    16 years

Attorney Peter Kraft was born and raised in Seymour, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors).


The following year, Attorney Kraft attended Marquette University Law School where he earned his Juris Doctorate. While attending Marquette University Law School, Attorney Kraft volunteered at the Milwaukee County Family Court Self-Help Clinic. Through this volunteer experience Attorney Kraft developed a desire to help individuals navigate the complexities of our court system.


While attending Marquette University Law School, Attorney Kraft interned with the Waukesha County Corporation Counsel. This is where he began obtaining courtroom experience. Attorney Kraft’s internship included Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) cases as well as cases for Children in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS). Attorney Kraft also had an internship with Judge Carroll and Judge Triggiano at Milwaukee County Children’s Court. These experiences proved invaluable as they helped Attorney Kraft gain insight into a judge’s decision making process. The insight obtained through these experiences provides value to all of Attorney Kraft’s clients.


Following his graduation from law school, Attorney Kraft began his career at law firm that would become Holloway, Johnson & Kraft in 2008. His dedication to his clients, and his results in the courtroom has led to his promotion from associate attorney to a partnership position within the firm.  Since June of 2014, Attorney Kraft has operated as a solo-practitioner so that his sole focus is on his client’s legal issues.


Attorney Kraft has extensive trial experience in both civil and criminal cases. Attorney Kraft has won acquittals at multiple trials to charges including Operating While Intoxicated, Battery, Disorderly Conduct and Reckless Endangerment. Attorney Kraft has also helped clients in family matters including divorce, CHIPS, TPR, and child custody cases. Attorney Kraft values input from his clients in every aspect of their case and works with passion and dedication towards achieving their goals.

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Kraft Law Office
2 North Systems Drive
Appleton, WI, 54914

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Posted by Jim | March 15, 2022
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Peter J. Kraft is Appleton's Best Criminal Defense Attorney
As a Business Owner that has suffered extreme case of identity theft and theft by fraud its been awesome to get to meet and talk with Peter on my case. He is a very intelligent when it comes to words used in the Law. If you want someone to get his work done fast and be prepared to represent you then look no more. Peter Kraft will give you all options to give you the best tools to map out your defense. CALL HIM
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Posted by Sara | April 27, 2015
If you want the best to represent you or your family, go to Attorney Peter Kraft!
As an individual who was unfamiliar with the legal/court system, Attorney Kraft was amazing at helping me navigate, learn and understand what to expect throughout the entire process. Attorney Kraft not only did a fantastic job representing my son, he actually cared about our family. After my experience with the court and legal system, this is definitely a quality that is unique and greatly appreciated. He is an excellent Attorney and I would use him for any of my legal needs. I highly recommend Attorney Kraft to anyone that wants the best to represent them!
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)


  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • Seymour Lion's Club
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Marquette Law School Pro Bono Society
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
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"Peter Kraft is a very hardworking and intelligent attorney. I am very impressed with his representation of his clients. I would strongly endorse Peter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
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"Atty. Kraft is a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney. Any of his clients are in good hands. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He works hard to achieve favorable results for his clients, is a well-respected legal authority in every courtroom of the Fox Valley area, and is simply great to work with. He takes time with his clients to explain their options and fights hard for them. He is the first attorney I contact when people ask me for a referral to a criminal law expert."
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Appleton Criminal defense Lawyer Peter J. Kraft
Peter J. Kraft
Criminal defense Attorney
Appleton, WI
Licensed for 15 years
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