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Peter J. Carman

Workers compensation Attorney at Appleton, WI

5.0   56 reviews

also known as Law Office of Peter J. Carman, S.C.

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    47%
    My extensive insurance defense experience maximizes my clients' recoveries. I not only ensure that the injured individual asserts and recovers all areas of damage to which they are entitled (e.g., past and future medical expenses, wage loss, pain, suffering, and disability) but also assess the impact of the accident on their relationships. If appropriate, I will assert a loss of society, companionship, and services claims on behalf of spouses and children.

    23 years

  2. Workers compensation
    47%
    I am a strong advocate for my worker's compensation clients utilizing a team approach to maximize the value of their claims and bring their matters to timely resolution. I ensure that all unpaid medical bills and related liens are paid by the worker's compensation insurance carriers/employers as part of any resolution. I assist my clients in obtaining other needed services resulting from their worker's compensation claims, like health insurance, wage loss assistance, and vocational retraining.

    13 years

  3. Litigation
    6%
    I am an AV/Preeminent-rated litigator by Martindale-Hubbell, with over two decades of experience, focusing my practice in the areas of insurance defense litigation (including personal injury, products liability, premises liability, property damage,

    23 years

Practice Focus

I am a litigator focusing my practice on both the representation of individuals in personal injury and worker's' compensation claims and the defense personal injury matters.  I opened my law office in November of 2013, having practiced previously with two Chicago-based law firms and a local civil defense firm in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Professional Associations

I am a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Outagamie County Bar Association, the Wiscsonsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys, and the Wisconsin Association of Justice.

Professional Recognition/Community Service Activities

In 2006, 2010-2012, I was recognized by my peers and by the punlication, Wisconsin Super Lawyers, as a Rising Star (one of the top young lawyers) in Wisconsin and in 2022 and 2023, I was named Super Lawyer.  I also have a "Preeminent" "AV" Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for ethics and legal ability. 

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Location

Law Office of Peter J. Carman, S.C.
1225 N. Hawthorne Drive
Appleton, WI, 54915

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Reviews

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Posted by Wayne | December 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Comp case
Peter handle my wife's comp case even after her passing. He made sure that he took every aspect of her case above and beyond to get what was owed to her. Though it was a long process I didn't give up on him and he worked hard to settle her case. Don't expect fast results because he takes his time to research and get all aspect of your case to win.
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Response from Peter Carman December 29, 2023
It took a bit to get where we needed to but it all worked out - thank you for your kind review
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Settlement
Mr. Carman was very knowledgeable and was able to guide us through an unfamiliar territory of dealing with a settlement after my accident. He worked hard to get what was right for me and helped me understand the process and get the settlement that was fair.
Response from Peter Carman November 30, 2023
Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure working for you and your family. I wish you all the best of luck in the future!
Posted by Jason | November 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peter is very thorough, to the point, he absolutely knows his craft, and is an excellent attorney.
Peter was suggested to me by a friend about 4+yrs ago to take on my cases. Peter is extremely thorough, to the point and does everything he can to be successful. His personality is similar in that he gets fired up about things in my case, or when the opposition wanted to play games, and attack a person's character. The thing is he kept me grounded when I wanted to quit or say/do something to ruin the case. He was empathetic throughout, and kept a positive attitude throughout,even when I thought our cases were in jeopardy. He was very detailed in explaining things, so I'd understand. He helped weigh out pros/cons etc but ultimately it was my decision. I put 110% faith and trusted the process, and most importantly Peter. I'd highly recommend him.
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Response from Peter Carman November 29, 2023
It was a hard run with your Worker’s Compensation and personal injury cases, but we got where we needed to go. It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you for the kind review!
Posted by Anthony Rodriguez | October 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury Lawyer.
Attorney Peter Carmen is a very upfront, tell you how it is, compassionate lawyer. He took on my late mother's personal injury case and demonstrated soo much patience in assisting her, which was not very easy to say the least. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with him while my mother was going through medical issues. He pushed to get her the help she needed. He was always a phone call or text away to answer any questions we had and always made himself available. He made sure we understood everything that was going on and he obtained a good settlement for my mother's Estate. I would highly recommend Peter to handle and guide you through your personal injury case.”
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Response from Peter Carman November 2, 2023
It was hard fought but I hope a good result for you and your family
Posted by Vicki | January 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful to work with
Peter worked diligently for over a year to ensure we received the best result possible from an unfortunate accident. He was supportive and helpful through all aspects of fact gathering and getting my case settled without having to go to court. I would recommend using this law office if you want a positive outcome. Thank you for every thing Peter!
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Response from Peter Carman January 22, 2023
Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure working with you and I’m glad we got a good result.
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Peter Carman is a phenomenal attorney who I would highly recommend to anyone dealing with a personal injury or worker’s compensation claim. He is extremely knowledgeable in dealing with these cases. Peter is very professional, compassionate, and trustworthy. You are not just another number when working with Peter! He assesses your case and then takes action. I was very impressed with prompt Peter was in responding to phone calls and emails. This even included some after work hours and weekends if needed to address a concern. You will not find a more competent attorney than Peter Carman.
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Response from Peter Carman January 22, 2023
Thank you for your kind review
Posted by Nathan | February 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down best attorney for work comp/ personal injury!
Attorney Peter Carman was such a blessing to me in a very dark time in my life. For once it felt like I truly had an advocate who really listened to me and my story, and at some points, he cared more about me and my life than I did. Pete made sure to make me get back into see the doctors when my PTSD got bad again. If your life has been forcefully altered because of an accident/injury, do yourself the biggest favor you could possibly do and contact his office. He sincerely cares about his clients, and he sees you for the whole person that you are; you’re not just another number to him. He’s a top-notch attorney and incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to the insurance industry. God forbid something happened to one of my friends or family members, I wouldn’t send them anywhere else because I know Pete will fight for them.
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Response from Peter Carman January 22, 2023
I appreciate the kind review. Thank you.
Posted by Kong Lee | November 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and responsive!
I hope no one ever has to go toe to toe with workers comp companies. If you do, you will quickly realize that it's laiden with headaches, heartaches, and nothing is ever simple. Peter is an honest lawyer who will not be afraid to tell you if your case is winnable. In the event that Peter does take your case, you can rest assured that you will get his best to make sure you do receive the compensation you deserve.
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Response from Peter Carman November 12, 2021
I am glad we were able to obtain a fair resolution of your matter - thank you for your kind review!
Posted by JoAnne | July 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Work comp
When I called Peter he answered all my Work Comp questions. Made an appointment went to his office Peter was very professional. He explained everything to me in detail. Hired him that same day. He did a very good job on my case. I recommend him to anyone looking for a Work Comp attorney.
Response from Peter Carman November 2, 2023
We aim to please- thanks!
Posted by Jennifer | July 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommended exceptional workman's compensation attorney
Outstanding attorney, diligently advocated on my behalf over three years in a workman's compensation claim. Attorney Carman responded to any concern or questions within minutes majority of the time (including outside business hours/weekends). I would recommend anyone requiring legal representation on a personal/work injury case to consult and retain Attorney Peter Carman, who will always put your needs and best interest above his.
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Posted by Barb | February 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Peter was very professional and quick to respond. Well organized and a very good representation for us. We would definitely recommend him as an attorney.
Posted by Trina | January 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Peter Carman
Attorney Peter Carman is hands down the best choice. Attorney Carman is straight forward, determined to seek the best outcome for his client, and will go the extra mile.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Attorney Carman is very knowledgeable and professional. He kept us informed every step of the way.
Posted by Annette | December 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worker's Compensation
Attorney Peter Carman is the BEST! I highly recommend. My first attorney, Tom Domer, was, noted as an outstanding attorney and to assist ME with my worker's comp case. Think again...he was not for the injured. When I first emailed Attorney Carman he responded to me in seconds. He also understood my concerns and executed. Not only was a disfigurement claim settled the first few months I hired him, but also my vocational retraining program and past and future medical bills were settled. Patience is a virtue and worker's comp claims take time. Attorney Carman will be there during the thick and thin and WILL NOT back down! As I stated earlier, Attorney Carman is the BEST in Northeast Wisconsin and if you haven’t reached out to him for your worker’s compensation case…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
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Posted by Adam | November 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Makes your fight his own to see justice served
From day one Atty. Peter Carman was determined to help me with my case. Even before agreeing to take my case, Peter stepped in when the insurance company was giving me the run around on the basic paperwork required to begin the legal process. My case was a 4-year process, requiring multiple surgeries and medical providers, across 2 states. Being put into a tight spot monetarily lead to many of the medical bills moving to collects. Peter expertly sorted and documented the debts incurred from my injuries, and presented them to the court. Peter didn’t hesitate to step between me and the Insurance companies, providers, and collections agencies. He will assertively defend you while the case being assembled for presentation. In the hearing for my case Peter knew all the details from the past 4 years and expertly used that knowledge to rebuttal the case assembled by the insurer’s attorney. In 4 years I never once question his dedication to helping me get the compensation I deserved. When my case was won, I could feel his genuine excitement and pride that justice was served for the injuries I sustained while doing my job. After the case Peter continued to fight for me, insuring all the personal debts incurred were paid by the responsible party. I would highly recommend Atty. Peter Carman to friends, family, and anyone else injured in the work place. He makes your fight and struggle his own, and expertly pursues justice for your injury.
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Posted by Barbara Benz | November 2, 2020
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Ms
I was extremely happy with Peter Carman & his staff when handling my accident case. They kept me informed with every move made. I recommend Peter Carman & his office for any legal services anyone may have.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
work comp settlement
peter carmen is absolutely amazing. he took my difficult case and believed in me when no one else would. he went above and beyond to get me the settlement i deserved. if i have to choose one thing i like best about him it would be that he has contacted me at all times of the day especially at times when i thought he would be taking a break. if you need a work comp laywer you can trust and count on peter is your guy
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Posted by Amanda | August 14, 2020
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Great attorney
Great lawyer! Very fast at answering emails and questions anytime. Would recommend to anyone. Lawyer took time to understand case.
Posted by Hannah | July 30, 2020
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Auto Case
Peter Carman was a really great lawyer. He fought my case and went beyond expectations when defending me. I appreciate the many times he was persistent when the other company was not in my case. Now with the case finally settled, I feel at ease and that I can move on from what happened. He really made me feel like he was on my side my whole case.
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Posted by Tony | July 11, 2020
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Great lawyer
He has a great attitude and is confident of his ability. He won my case before the opposition even knew what happened and immediately wanted to settle. I would recommend him to anyone for his support and dedication and for the way he fought for me and my family and the passion he has. Thank you for everything you have done .
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 190-225 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of Peter J. Carman, S.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Hennessy & Roach, PC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Senior Associate
  • Denissen, Kranzush, Mahoney, & Ewald
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Senior Associate
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Feingold, Bates, & Vogel, LLP
  • 2001 - 2004
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Education

  • Catholic University of America, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • WC Voc. Retraining Claim
  • Full Value Settlement
  • PI Limits Settlment
  • Settled for Policy Limits
  • Civil Defense
  • Favorable Settlement for Defense

Associations

  • Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers in Appleton
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor Award - WC
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor - PI
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor _ Litigation
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the State of Wisconsin
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Client Choice Award - Litigation
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Client Choice Award - WC
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Client Choice Award - PI
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • 28th Annual Institute of Trial Practice (ABOTA)
  • ABOTA
  • 2017
  • 41st Annual Worker's Compensation Update
  • Worker's Compensation
  • 2017
  • 21st Annual Advanced Worker's Compensation Symposium
  • Workers Compensation
  • 2016
  • 22nd Annual Advanced Worker's Compensation Symposium
  • Worker's Compensation
  • 2016
  • 40th Annual Worker's Compensation Update
  • Worker's Compensation
  • 2016
  • Electronic Medical Records - Webcast Replay
  • Medicare & Medicaid
  • 2016
  • Medicare & Medicaid: Protecting Your Client's Interests
  • Medicare & Medicaid
  • 2016
  • The Lame Duck OSHA: What To Expect in 2016 & Beyond
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • 2016
  • HBBA Chapter Meeting
  • Navigating WI Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation Claims
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (7)
Endorse Peter
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Peter Carman. He is an excellent attorney who is knowledgeable and committed to providing his clients with top quality service."
Personal injury Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this aggressive lawyer. He's smart and capable."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Carman is experienced and professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Carman dedicates a large amount of time to thoroughly answering questions posted to the Avvo forum. Additionally, he is a highly respected member of the workers compensation community. I endorse Mr. Carman."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Carman is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Litigation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Pete is very thorough and well-prepared. He's also a nice guy. I would endorse him to anybody looking for a civil defense lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Carman is an excellent attorney. He knows the law and how to use it to his client's advantage. He is dedicated advocate who gets results for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is an intelligent, hard-working, creative, and client-driven attorney. He is efficient, practical, and not a "churner." He has handled a variety of casualty and workers compensation matters for ACE, always providing excellent results."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Attorney Peter Carman to be a zealous advocate who works tirelessly to obtain the best results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I first met Peter when he was just out of law school. Peter was not afraid to ask questions to make sure he got things just right. I have had the privilege of watching him grow as a lawyer over the years. I now handle cases against Peter. Peter is well versed in his areas of law. Peter is excellent at either getting favorable settlements for his client or taking the case to trial. Peter has always been ethical and professional in his dealings with me. I continue to refer cases to Peter and have great confidence in his abilities. I would highly recommend Peter as an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Peter is a zealous advocate for his client. He is diligent in prosecuting a case while at the same time being fair and honest with opposing counsel. I have had several cases against Peter and found him to be a worthy opponent who thoroughly analyzes the relevant issues."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Peter. I have worked on personal injury cases that he has defended. He is always well prepared and a worthy opponent. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a defense attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer he is always well prepared and does a nice job."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've had a couple cases against Peter. He's very thorough in his work. He's tough, but he is very respectful of his opponents."
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Appleton Workers compensation Lawyer Peter J. Carman
Peter J. Carman
Workers compensation Attorney
Appleton, WI
Licensed for 22 years
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