Peter M. Young is a shareholder at the law firm, serves as the chair of the firm’s Executive Management Committee, and is the Managing Partner of the Wausau, Rhinelander, and Stevens Point offices.
He has tried jury cases throughout Wisconsin in both State and Federal Court. His practice includes personal injury claims, automobile accidents, product liability claims, nursing home abuse & neglect 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. 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 a past member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Appointment Selection Committee, a past member of the Wisconsin State Bench & Bar Committee, is a 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 lives in Northern Wisconsin with his wife and children. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Wausau Nordic Ski Club, and is a lifetime member of the National Ski Patrol. He enjoys many outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, skiing, cycling and backpacking.