Compassionate Milwaukee Commercial Litigation Attorneys Ready To Assist You

Serving Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Wausau, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, and Janesville Areas

We provide savvy, strategic, and results-oriented legal representation for both corporate and individual clients in commercial litigation. From employment-related lawsuits to complex intellectual property disputes, we have the experience and focus that you need to protect your company’s assets and enforce your legal rights.

As a boutique litigation law firm, much of our practice is focused on representing clients in commercial disputes. Our Milwaukee commercial litigation lawyers bring decades of experience to representing all parties to complex lawsuits in the commercial arena, regularly handling cases ranging from shareholder litigation and consumer protection matters to high-stakes B2B disputes involving antitrust issues, breach of contract, intellectual property infringement, and more.
We understand that, if you are facing the prospect of litigation, you want a team of lawyers who can quickly align their interests with your own. You don’t want to litigate for litigation’s sake. What you want is to obtain a favorable result as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. The dedicated Milwaukee commercial litigation attorneys at Kerkman & Dunn focus on using comprehensive but efficient strategies to achieve our clients’ goals.

Types of Commercial Litigation Cases We Handle

We regularly represent clients in litigation, arbitration, and mediation in the following areas:

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Antitrust is an exceedingly complex area of the law, and it is easy for businesses and executives who aren’t familiar with all of the intricacies of anticompetitive jurisprudence to run into issues with both the regulators and their competitors. We have extensive experience in state and federal antitrust matters, and we represent all private parties to antitrust-related disputes.

Consumer Protection

Consumer production is another complicated area where businesses can quickly – and often unexpectedly – run into trouble. Wisconsin’s consumer protection laws cover everything from general marketing practices to industry and product-specific requirements, and often prove to be fertile grounds for individuals and regulators to take legal action against Milwaukee businesses.

Contract dispute, a type of commercial litigation case handled by an attorney in Milwaukee.

Contract Disputes

We represent all parties to contract-related disputes, including claims involving restrictive covenant violations and other breaches of contract. Unfortunately, even the most air-tight contract cannot prevent a party from failing to adhere to its obligations. If you need to enforce your contractual rights (or if you have been accused of a breach), we can assist you in seeking to negotiate a resolution; or, if necessary, in fighting to protect your interests in court.

Employment Litigation

We represent both employers and employees in employment litigation, including disputes involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and other improper employment-related conduct. We can assist with contract-based employment disputes, as well.

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Fiduciary Litigation

A number of parties can owe fiduciary duties in the business and commercial context, and those who owe fiduciary duties will often find themselves accused of failing to meet their legal obligations. At Kerkman & Dunn, we represent all parties to fiduciary litigation in the greater Milwaukee area and throughout Wisconsin.

Franchise Agreements and Regulatory Requirements

Franchising is a highly regulated industry, and Wisconsin is among the states that require franchisors to register their franchise opportunities before making offers for sale. Our legal team represents franchisors in regulatory enforcement matters and represents both franchisors and franchisees in litigation involving disclosure violations and franchise agreement disputes.

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Insurance Coverage Disputes

Insurance coverage is often a hotly contested matter, with businesses and insurance companies regularly disagreeing over the claims asserted under fire, flood, automobile, E&O, and other insurance policies. We frequently represent clients in insurance litigation involving a wide variety of types of policies and claims.

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Intellectual Property

Copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and trademarks are often among companies’ most valuable assets. Misappropriation and infringement can lead to substantial losses and must be addressed quickly in order to mitigate any harm. If a person or company is infringing on your intellectual property rights, or if you have been accused of misappropriation or infringement, it is important to seek legal representation with a knowledgeable Milwaukee commercial litigation attorney as soon as possible.

Investigation commercial litigation case handled by a lawyer in Milwaukee.

Securities Fraud

Our Milwaukee commercial litigation lawyer also handles cases involving accusations of securities fraud. Like antitrust and other complex areas, securities law is a web of complicated, and often confusing, regulations that require careful compliance in order to avoid exposure to liability. From offering unregistered securities to making misrepresentations and selling unsuitable investments, we are available to provide experienced representation for all types of securities fraud claims.


If you would like more information about our services for commercial litigation in Wisconsin, we invite you to meet with our highly-skilled Milwaukee commercial litigation attorneys. To schedule a confidential consultation at our offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, call (414) 277-8200 or contact us online today.

Our attorneys also represent clients in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Wausau, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, and Janesville areas.

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.


What Our Clients Say

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Best legal money I have ever spent.

Kerkman & Dunn

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