Peter became Of Counsel after retiring from a 37 year career at a financial services company, where he served in the legal department for 20 years, including as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and as a member of the company's senior management group. Today, the firm provides a supportive platform for Peter’s continued civic work and for his service as guardian ad litem in Milwaukee County Children’s Court for children in the foster system and as a volunteer lawyer with the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee.
In addition to Peter’s corporate leadership, he also has served on the governance boards of a number of not-for-profit enterprises, including: Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Alverno College, Badger Meter Foundation, Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation, Urban Day School, Curative Rehabilitation Foundation, and the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, among others.
Membership & Involvement
Member: American Bar Association; American Law Institute
Former Board Member: Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation
Former Board and Board Chair: Alverno College: Emeritus Trustee; Audit, Investment and Development Committees
Board Member: Badger Meter Foundation
Curative Rehabilitation Foundation: Former Board and Board Chair
Greater Milwaukee Foundation: Former Board and Former Board Chair
Greater Milwaukee Foundation Herbert Mueller: Member
Horizon House: Former Board and Board Chair
LISC Milwaukee: Honorary Board
Milwaukee Catholic Community Foundation: Former Board and Board Chair
Next Door Foundation: Former Board and Board Chair
Urban Day School: Board and Past Board Chair; Executive, Advancement, Investment and Audit Committees
Legal Aid Society: Guardian Ad Litem Practice Group
American Management Association: Former Board Member
Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund: Former Board and Board Chair
- Milwaukee Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award: 2010
- Awarded the Community Service Award from the National Conference of Christians & Jews: 1990
- Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation: 2011
- Awarded the Evan P. Helfaer Donor Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals: 2019
- Awarded the Equal Justice Medal from the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee: 2012
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University of Chicago, J.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A.