Merrick R. Domnitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C.
 | 825 North Jefferson Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-289-0909
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

Merrick R. Domnitz has practiced Personal Injury Trial Law in Wisconsin for the past 38 years. He is a Past President of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and served as Chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Litigation Section Board of Directors. Ric's practice centers on general liability, insurance bad faith, nursing home, and professional liability cases. He has been named a Wisconsin Superlawyer every year of the poll's existence and in several years he was selected as one of Wisconsin's Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers by his peers. Ric is a frequent lecturer on trial related topics ranging from voir dire to trial tactics to closing argument and has lectured to both Wisconsin and Marquette law classes. He has served on the American Association for Justice's Board of Governors and has been elected to the prestigious International Society of Barristers as well as the American College of Trial Lawyers. Domnitz has won significant verdicts and settlements for his clients in automobile, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, nursing home, product liability, securities, accounting malpractice, and punitive damages cases in counties throughout Wisconsin. Ric is the managing shareholder in the Milwaukee law firm of Domnitz & Skemp. The law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights and remedies afforded their clients by the Constitution and the laws of Wisconsin and prides itself on the zealous representation of people injured at the hands of others. Ric practices law with Wisconsin Superlawyer Anthony J. Skemp and his son, Noah Domnitz, also a SuperLawyers selection. Ric has been married to Anita C. Domnitz, R.N., M.S., N.D. for 41 years and has three grandchildren. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Birth Injury

Insurance Coverage (10%): Bad Faith Insurance

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Birth Injury

Insurance Coverage: Bad Faith Insurance

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

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About Merrick Domnitz

Admitted: 1977, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: http://www.domnitzlaw.com/wisconsin-personal-injury-attorney...

Honors and Awards:

  • President of International Society of Barristers Foundation Board, International Society of Barristers, 2013
  • Recognized by the Wisconsin Law Journal as One of Wisconsin's Leaders in the Law, 2003
  • Recipient, Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2002
  • Nominated and Elected to the Prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, 2001
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1997 - Present
  • Nominated and Elected to the International Society of Barristers, 1996

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Trial Attorney by NBTA, 1993

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman of State Bar of Wisconsin Litigation Section Board of Directors, 1998
  • Chairman of Board of Directors, Litigation Section, State Bar of Wisconsin, 1998
  • Board of Directors, Litigation Section, State Bar of Wisconsin, 1992 - 2001
  • All Officer Chairs, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 1988 - 1991
  • Program Chairman, Academy's College of Trial Advocacy, 1986 - 1987
  • Co-ordinator, Academy's College of Trial Advocacy, 1985 - 1986
  • Member, Board of Directors, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 1983 - Present
  • President, Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, 1991 - 1995
  • President, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 1992 - Present
  • Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1977
  • Wisconsin, 1977

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • A TRIAL STORY: In Honor of Christy, December, 2004
  • Civil Procedure During Trial, State Bar publication, 1990
  • Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice, State Bar publication, 1990
  • Instructor, Advanced Trial Practice Course, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Lecturer on Product Liability and Trial Practice, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Author of Chapter in State Bar of Wisconsin publication:, Civil Procedure During Trial
  • Author of Chapter in State Bar of Wisconsin publication:, Wisconsin Discovery Law and Practice

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Obtained $2,000,000 settlement (full amount of insurance) on behalf of quadraplegic woman injured by allegedly adulterated medication administered for pain management., 2008
  • Obtained a $2,400,000 settlement on behalf of brain damaged nursing home resident injured by home's negligent response to the development of respiratory distress., 2008
  • Obtained a $7,500,000 verdict for a brain damaged baby after two trials. Case grew to $10,500,000 before being paid during appeal process. Kaul vs. Saint Mary's Ozaukee, 2003
  • Lead trial attorney in seminal insurance bad faith case, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church vs. Tower Insurance, which resulted in $3,500,000 punitive damage award, upheld on appeal, in Waukesha Wisconsin., 2001

Educational Background:

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, B.A. - 1971
  • Marshall Wythe School of Law, Exeter, England, 1976
  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, J.D., Cum Laude, Member, Silver Gavel Honor Society, 1977
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Office Location for Merrick R. Domnitz

825 North Jefferson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: 414-289-0909

 

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Last Updated: 1/3/2017

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