Since 1895, families and businesses throughout Greater Milwaukee have relied on Petrie + Pettit to solve a variety of complex legal challenges. Today, we focus on five core areas of law: Estates + Trusts, Real Estate Law, Labor + Employment Law, Business + Commercial Law, and Litigation. Small businesses continue to count on our seasoned attorneys for a full range of legal needs, from formation through transactions, governance and succession planning. From start to finish, we treat every client the way we would want to be treated – with respect, responsiveness and honesty at all times. Because our experience matters, but your experience matters more.
The attorneys of Petrie + Pettit today have a direct connection to a proud tradition of over a century of legal service for the Greater Milwaukee community.
It all started in a modest law office in Room 18 of the former Mack Block building, amid the horse-drawn wagons, trolleys and cobblestone streets of the city's bustling downtown. The accompanying images highlight a few key dates from the years that followed, as the firm grew on the strength of its commitment to exceptional client service.
Today, Nelson Petrie's son Jim is our firm's chairman and most senior attorney, and his granddaughter Laura is the firm's President.
We're proud of our legacy, and we're determined to continue serving the people and businesses whose legal needs have inspired us all these years.