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Peter J. Carman

  • Solo practitioner - President/Attorney


Practice Areas

  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury Representation 40%
  • Applicant/Employee Worker's Compensation Representation 40%
  • Defendants' Personal Injury Representation 20%


Peter J. Carman is a civil litigator with extensive insurance defense background in both general liability and worker's compensation, and also in assisting individuals in personal injury and worker's compensation claims. He possesses excellent oral and written communication skills, adept legal research and writing skills, and is an experienced civil litigator with first chair trial and hearing experience. Attorney Carman has built his law office on the intensive attention to crucial details underpinning his clients' legal issues, which make them confident that their cases are well taken care of. Attorney Carman always begins with a Free Consultation that allows a prospective client to get to know him and him to get to know the prospective client. Attorney Carman wants to be familiar with every detail pertaining to a prospective client's unique situation so that nothing gets overlooked. At the same time, Attorney Carman is an experienced, result-oriented, lawyer who never lets the details get in the way of helping his clients achieve the outcomes that are important to them.


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 2001
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 1995
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Political Science & History
  • Xavier High School in Appleton, Wisconsin
    • Honors: With Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2001

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member, 2001 to Present
  • Outagamie County Bar Association, Member, 2004 to Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys, Member, 2013 to Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Justice, Member, 2013 to Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Justice, Worker’s Compensation Committee Member, 2013 to Present.
  • State Bar Ethics Committee, 2015 to 2021
  • State Bar Moot Court Committee, 2022 to Present
  • State Bar Wisconsin Lawyers’ Assistance Program (WISLAP) Committee, 2022 to 2023


  • Among the Best Worker’s Compensation Attorneys in Appleton
  • Among the Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Appleton
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America® for Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star and Super Lawyer
  • Lead Counsel rated in all practice areas by Thomson Reuters
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Designation
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Motor Vehicle Lawyers Designation
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Worker’s Compensation Lawyers Designation
  • America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Samaritan Counseling Board Development and Governance Committee, Member, 2015 to Present
  • Grand Chute Kiwanis, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Grand Chute Kiwanis, President, 2022 to Present
  • Kiwanis Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District, Division 10 Lieutenant Governor, 2023-2025
  • Board of Directors, Fox Valley Rowing Club, 2021 to Present
  • Presiding Judge, Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament – Region 3 and Semifinal Competitions

Past Positions

  • U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Paralegal and Law Clerk


  • English