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Avram D. Berk

Personal injury Attorney at Appleton, WI

5.0   1 review

also known as Avi Berk

  • Licensed for 48 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1975
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Avram

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Avi joined the firm in 1989 after practicing with his father in Green Bay since 1976. His principal responsibility at Peterson, Berk & Cross is the personal injury practice at the Green Bay office.

Following graduation from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Avi was selected for a judicial clerkship. In Avi’s legal practice since, he has gained extraordinary experience in the trial of a broad array of different types of civil, criminal and business cases, and for more than 20 years has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Avi was selected as one of the region’s best personal injury attorneys in a survey by Fox Cities Magazine. For many years he has represented his Brown County district on the Wisconsin Association for Justice Board of Directors. He has lectured extensively on personal injury and other civil trial topics to lawyers throughout the state.

Avi has repeatedly been selected for inclusion as a Super Lawyer by Milwaukee Magazine. Only 5 percent of attorneys in Wisconsin are chosen each year for inclusion as a Super Lawyer.

Avi has been double board certified as a Civil Trial Specialist and a Civil Pre-Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has also been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocacy (ABOTA) and as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Avi serves as a legal analyst and consultant to local television stations to appear on-air and discuss current legal topics.

Avi lives in the Green Bay area with his wife, Laurie, where he has long been very active in support of the arts and charitable causes.

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Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.
2400 South Kensington Drive
Suite 100
Appleton, WI, 54915
Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.
300 N. Broadway
Suite 1A
Green Bay, WI, 54303
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Posted by Pamela | March 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Berk was very personable and accessible. My case was handle very professionally. Mr. Berk and his staff always answered calls in a timely, helpful manner. I would recommend his services to anyone in need of a lawyer and who wants their case looked at thoroughly.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder/Partner
  • Peterson, Berk & Cross
  • 1989 - Present


  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pierce v. Physicians Insurance Company of Wisconsin, et al.
  • The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Bonnie Pierce and held that she had a valid claim for the emotional distress she sustained.


  • American Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Board of Directors
  • 1983 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Civil Pretrial Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2012
  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer-Personal Injury
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Fox Cities Magazine
  • 1996
  • Civil Trial Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 1996
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2014 American Board of Trial Advocates Seminar
  • Slip and Fall on Snow and Ice - Weather Conditions
  • 2014
  • 2010 National Busines Institute Seminar
  • Personal Injury Settlements
  • 2010
  • 2005 Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers Summer Seminar
  • Medical Malpractice Claims for Emotional Distress
  • 2005
  • 2000 Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers Seminar
  • Whether or Not the Defense is Entitled to Have the Plaintiff Undergo Functional Capacity Testing When a Loss of Earning Capacity is Claimed
  • 2000
  • 1990 College of Trial Advocacy
  • Valuation of Edith M. Broad v. Insurance Company of North America and Denmark Bulk Distributors, Inc.
  • 1990
  • 1986 Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers Seminar
  • Underinsurance Coverage and Subrogation Rights
  • 1986
  • 1986 College of Trial Advocacy
  • Investigation Prior to Suit
  • 1986
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Berk is one of the most sought-after personal injury attorneys in the area, and I will continue to recommend him to anyone who has been involved in any motor-vehicle, boating, or other accidents or other matters of personal injury. Seeing the hard work and dedication of Attorney Berk and his team to build a strong case for each and every client has been inspiring. I would recommend Attorney Berk in a heartbeat."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty Berk and I served together for many years as Directors for the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, now WI Association for Justice. His work in the personal injury field is second to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Berk is an excellent personal injury attorney with many years of service to the community. He has always provided me with precise advice that has been very valuable."
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Appleton Personal injury Lawyer Avram D. Berk
Avram D. Berk
Personal injury Attorney
Appleton, WI
Licensed for 48 years
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