Peter James Carman

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


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

State Bar Ethics Committee, 2015 to 2021

State Bar Moot Court Committee, 2022 

State Bar Wisconsin Lawyers’ Assistance Program (WISLAP) Committee, 2022


Among the Best Worker's Compensation Attorneys in Appleton

Among the Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Appleton

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating Martindale-Hubbell

Lead Counsel rated in all practice areas by Thomson Reuters

Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2022, 2023, Rising Star, 2006, 2010-2013

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Designation

The National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Motor Vehicle Lawyers Designation

The National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Workers' Compensation Lawyers Designation

Pro-Bono Activities

Samaritan Counseling Policy and Compliance Committee, Member, 2013 to Present

Grand Chute Kiwanis, Member, 2013 to Present

Grand Chute Kiwanis, President, 2022

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



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