Peter M. Young is a shareholder at the law firm and practices in the Wausau, Rhinelander, and Stevens Point offices. Pete has tried jury cases throughout Wisconsin. His practice includes personal injury claims, automobile accidents, product liability claims, nursing home abuse & neglect claims, vaccine related claims, and wrongful death claims. He is admitted to practice before the State of Wisconsin, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Pete is also licensed to practice before the Tribal Courts of the Forest County Potawatomi and the Sokaogon Chippewa. Additionally, he has been admitted pro hac vice in cases in California, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Nebraska and Washington.
In 2016, Pete’s colleagues from the Wisconsin Association for Justice honored him with the organization’s inaugural Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer award. In 2015 he was recognized as a “20 under 40 Honoree” by the Wausau Daily Herald for his significant community involvement. In 2012, Pete was recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal as one of the 25 Up and Coming Lawyers in Wisconsin. In 2011 and 2012, he was honored as a Rising Star in the Wisconsin Super Lawyers publication by Milwaukee Magazine and has been honored as a Super Lawyer each year since 2013 by these same publications.
Pete serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, is the Chair of the District 16 OLR Investigative Committee (appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court), and is also a member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Appointment Selection Committee. He is a past member of the Wisconsin State Bench & Bar Committee, is the past President of the Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association, and is a past President of the Wisconsin Association for Justice’s New Lawyer’s Division. While attending law school, Pete served as a Judicial Intern for the late N. Patrick Crooks of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Pete enjoys volunteering in his community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wausau Nordic Ski Club, is a lifetime member of the National Ski Patrol, and is active in the Badger State Winter Games in Wausau, where he volunteers as the Commissioner of the Nordic Ski events. He volunteers as a ski-patroller with the Nine-Mile Forest Ski Patrol, and is a past patroller with the Minocqua Winter Park Ski Patrol, which was selected as the National Outstanding Nordic Ski Patrol during the 2012-13 season.
Pete lives in northern Wisconsin with his wife and children. He enjoys many outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, skiing, cycling and backpacking.