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Milwaukee Business Bankruptcy and Litigation Attorneys

The attorneys of Kerkman Wagner & Dunn are proven as effective, common-sense litigators in bankruptcy and other courts who understand how to achieve favorable results for our clients. As a firm dedicated to financial restructuring and litigation practices, our attorneys are experienced in navigating every phase of the reorganization and trial process, including appeals.

We are also skilled at keeping cases out of the courtroom when appropriate. The goal of our Milwaukee business litigation lawyers is to serve our clients’ needs efficiently and effectively, whether in the courtroom, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or by informal resolution.

While we represent clients in a diverse range of legal disputes, our commitment to personally serving each client remains the same. You will not get lost in the crowd here.

Our founding partners have roots practicing in some of the nation’s largest firms, and now have a track record of success against many of those firms.

We are able to develop legal strategies and achieve business objectives in the most cost-efficient manner possible, providing the highest quality legal services in a way which maximizes their value to clients.

6 Reasons to choose us

You have many choices when deciding on a law firm in Milwaukee to represent you.


We have over 100 years of combined experience representing clients in State, Federal and Bankruptcy Courts in Wisconsin and other parts of the Country.

Track Record

We have been responsible for settlements and judgments valued as high as $110,000,000, and restructuring debts of more than $100,000,000 involving thousands of creditors in and out of chapter 11 bankruptcy.


While we are a boutique litigation and bankruptcy firm, we have a track record of success against some of the largest firms in the Country.


We have a reputation for providing aggressive and effective representation while keeping your best interests in mind.


We offer high quality financial restructuring and litigation services with a variety of payment options including flat fee, hourly, contingency and modified contingency.


We always put the client first and insure that your case receives the time and attention it deserves.

An Experienced Law Firm For Your Needs

Some firms seek to win cases, drawing the matter out much longer than necessary to achieve a moral victory at the expense of the client’s time and money. At Kerkman Wagner & Dunn, we are focused, instead, on the business goals of our clients. It is our business to advance your business, leveraging the legal issue at hand to spur your business on to the objectives that you have discussed with us.

With this as our framework, we move efficiently. Our clients trust us to streamline the case, getting results in a timeframe that meets their business needs. We draw on vast business and bankruptcy law experience, putting together creative and dynamic solutions that will serve the interests of our clients’ businesses both now and as their businesses grow through the future.

Our firm’s expertise covers a comprehensive span of legal concerns that confront a company, including bankruptcy, financial workouts, real estate transactions, commercial litigation, professional malpractice, environmental litigation, business formation and accusations of fraud.

Latest Blog Updates

US News – Best Lawyers Selects Kerkman Wagner & Dunn For Best Listing

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 1, 2017) – U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® recently ranked Kerkman Wagner & Dunn as one of the “Best Law Firms” in the Milwaukee region. The ranking will be included in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Law Firms online edition. Kerkman Wagner & Dunn (KWD) is a leading complex litigation firm in Wisconsin specializing in bankruptcy,…

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Best Lawyers in America Press Release

PRESS RELEASE U.S. News Selects K. Scott Wagner For Best Lawyers In America Listing For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Wagner Kerkman Wagner & Dunn 800-645-9064 [email protected] Milwaukee, Wisconsin (August 17, 2017) – U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® recently selected K. Scott Wagner to be included in its Best Lawyers In America 2018 edition. Mr….

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Client Testimonials

"If you are looking for an attorney who not only is very good in the courtroom, but will take your cause personally, and shoot straight with you, then this is the firm you need on your side."

Nathan George - President , FlyCast Partners

"Jerry did an excellent job of evaluating the facts and law related to a case we wanted to settle. When the other side would not accept our reasonable offer, Jerry proceeded with solid legal arguments that resulted in a quick and efficient case dismissal."

Walter Scott - Associate General Counsel , Saks, Inc.