Peter W. Bruce
Of Counsel

Location: Milwaukee
T: 414.225.1437
F: 414.278.3637
111 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6613
Assistant: Dyer Salahadyn
T: 414.225.7519

Practice Areas

Education

  • Harvard Advanced Management Program
  • J.D., University of Chicago
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Activities

  • Board member, Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Law Institute

Recognitions

  • M Magazine, Best Lawyers (2013)
  • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Equal Justice Medal (2012)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation (2011)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2010)
  • Marquette University High School Alumnus of the Year (2008)
  • Grand Avenue Club, Community Service Award (2008)
  • National Conference of Christians & Jews, Community Service Award (1990)

Peter W. Bruce
Of Counsel

Main Bio | Leadership

Biography

Since September of 2007, Peter has been an of counsel member of Davis & Kuelthau. The firm has provided a supportive platform for his continued civic work and for his service as guardian ad litem in Milwaukee County Children’s Court, for children in the foster system, and as a volunteer lawyer with the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee.

For 37 years prior to joining the firm, Peter worked at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NML) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He served in a variety of legal and business capacities at NML, including Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, and Senior Vice President of Insurance Operations. His final promotion elevated Peter to the position of Chief Insurance Officer, where he was responsible for product lines representing approximately 85 percent of the corporation’s sales revenues at the same time.

In addition to his service on the Board of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Peter also served on the Board of several of its significant subsidiaries, as follows: Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company, Northwestern Mutual International Holdings, Robert W. Baird and Frank Russell Company.

Peter also served on the Board of a FHLB member, Continental Savings Bank, which subsequently merged with West Bend Savings Bank to form Westbury Bank. He served on the Board of Westbury until 2012.

In addition to Peter’s corporate leadership, he also has served on the governance boards of a number of not-for-profit enterprises, including: Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Alverno College, Badger Meter Foundation, Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation, Urban Day School, Curative Rehabilitation Foundation, and the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, among others.

Practice Areas

Recognitions

  • M Magazine, Best Lawyers (2013)
  • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Equal Justice Medal (2012)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation (2011)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2010)
  • Marquette University High School Alumnus of the Year (2008)
  • Grand Avenue Club, Community Service Award (2008)
  • National Conference of Christians & Jews, Community Service Award (1990)

Education

  • Harvard Advanced Management Program
  • J.D., University of Chicago
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

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