Amy M. Risseeuw

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Appleton, WI

Peterson, Berk & Cross SC
 | 200 East College Avenue, PO Box 2700
Appleton, WI 54912-2700
Phone: 920-831-0300
Fax: 920-831-0165
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Amy M. Risseeuw is an attorney with the Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., law firm in Appleton, Wisconsin. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 15 years of legal experience, Ms. Risseeuw serves the needs and interests of plaintiff personal injury clients throughout the Appleton and Green Bay areas as well as all across the state who have claims arising from any of the following:

    ·        Automobile accidents

    ·        Dog attacks

    ·        Premises liability

    ·        Medical malpractice

    ·        Appeals

    A veteran of numerous trials in state, federal and appellate courts across her region, Ms. Risseeuw has secured many substantial awards for her plaintiff clients. Equally effective at negotiation, she has also brokered favorable settlements for those she has served while never simply accepting the first low-ball offer.

    In all cases, Ms. Risseeuw fights hard to protect the rights and entitlements of her clients at all turns and to increase their chances of obtaining the maximum amount for the damages they incurred as well as their pain and suffering. For her efforts, she has received top ratings and accolades from her peers along with many positive testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

    Ms. Risseeuw graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with distinction in 2000. During her junior year in college, she studied abroad at the Complutense University of Madrid. She then attended the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served as an articles editor for the Wisconsin Law Review as well as secretary of the Moot Court Board. While pursuing her legal degree, she received several awards for her outstanding academic achievements, and she obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2005.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin admitted Ms. Risseeuw that same year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Additionally, she has been admitted pro hac vice in various districts, including courts in California, New Mexico and Wyoming.

    A leader in her field, Ms. Risseeuw has many publications to her credit, and she has conducted lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of legal topics related to personal injury law, appeals, witness interrogations and other subjects. She has also held several leadership positions with the Wisconsin Association for Justice and the Outagamie County Bar Association.

    Devoted to her local community as well, Ms. Risseeuw is a former board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region, and she has served as coach of the Mock Trial Team at Lawrence University. 

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2018

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    About Amy Risseeuw

    Admitted: 2005, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage:


    • Super Lawyer, 2019, Super Lawyer,, 2019
    • Rising Star in the Super Lawyers, Milwaukee Magazine, 2010 - Present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Board of Directors, 2013 - Present
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Treasurer
    • Fox Valley Young Lawyers Association, Outagamie County Co-Chair, 2009 - 2010
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Executive Committee Member, 2015 - Present
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2014
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Member of the Jury Instruction Committee
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2005 - Present
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, pro hac vice
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2008
    • Outagamie County Bar Association, President, 2014 - 2015
    • Wisconsin, 2005
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Member, Board of Governors
    • Outagamie County Bar Association, Vice President , 2013 - 2014
    • Outagamie County Bar Association, Member, 2005 - Present
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Spring Seminar Co-Chair and Chair, 2013 - 2016
    • Outagamie County Bar Association, Secretary, 2012 - 2013
    • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member, 2005 - Present
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Chair of the Women's Caucus, 2011 - 2012
    • Wisconsin Association of Justice

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Coach, Lawrence University Mock Trial Team
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region, Board Member, 2009 - 2015

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Pre-Trial Techniques - Medical Records, State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, September 25, 2019
    • Accidents Involving Governmental Vehicles, Car Crash Symposium 2020, State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, January 16, 2020
    • Ethical Considerations of the Client's File: Confidentiality, Transfers and Technology, Fox Valley Technical College, Continuing Legal Education Conference for Attorneys and Paralegals, Appleton, WI, November 8, 2019
    • Helping Clients with Common Property Damage Questions, The Verdict, Vol. 30:1, Winter 2007
    • How Long Do I have to Worry?  Fox Valley Technical College, Continuing Legal Education Conference for Attorneys and Paralegals, Appleton, WI, November 9, 2018
    • 2018 Tort Reform Legislation - Wisconsin Style, State Bar of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, August 29, 2018
    • Written Discovery in Premises Liability Cases, Wisconsin Association for Justice 2016 Spring Seminar, Green Bay, WI, March 18, 2016
    • Low Impact Tool Kit, State Bar of Wisconsin, Car Crash Symposium, Madison, WI, December 18, 2015
    • Expert Witnesses & Written Interrogatories, Wisconsin Association for Justice 2011 Spring Seminar, Green Bay, WI, March 25, 2011           
    • Articles Editor, Wisconsin Law Review, University of Wisconsin
    • Risseeuw, Amy, The Aftereffects of a Rogue Juror, The Verdict, Vol. 37:1, Winter 2014
    • Risseeuw, Amy, Book Review: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome:  The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and Treatment, by Michael A. McCrea, Ph.D., The Verdict, Vol. 34:4, Fall 2011
    • Risseeuw, Amy, Judicial Estoppel:  A Cautionary Tale, The Verdict, Vol. 34:2, Spring 2011
    • Risseeuw, Amy, Judicial Estoppel:  A Cautionary Tale, The Verdict, Vol. 34:2, Spring 2011
    • Risseeuw, Amy, WAJ Women’s Caucus Mentoring Programs, The Verdict, Vol. 32:3, Summer 2009
    • Risseeuw, Amy, When Cops Cross the Line, The Verdict, Vol. 30:3, Summer 2007
    • Avoiding Pitfalls with State, Municipal, and Federal Tort Claims, Wisconsin Association for Justice 2013 Spring Seminar, Green Bay, WI, March 22, 2013
    • Surviving An Appeal, Wisconsin Association for Justice 2012 Spring Seminar, Green Bay, WI, March 23, 2012 
    • Bifurcation, Wisconsin Association for Justice 2009 Spring Seminar, Green Bay, WI, March 30, 2009  
    • Statutes of Limitation:  Exceptions to the 3-Year Rule, Wisconsin Association for Justice 2008 Summer Seminar, Egg Harbor, WI, July 12, 2008              
    • Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims, National Business Institute, Appleton, WI, November 2007                                                                        
    • Contribution in Product Liability Cases, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers 2006 Spring Seminar, Green Bay, WI, March 3, 2006                                                                             

    Educational Background:

    • Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 1999
    • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, B.A., with Distinction, GPA 3.82, Majors: Political Science and Spanish, May, 2000  
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    Office Location for Amy M. Risseeuw

    200 East College Avenue
    PO Box 2700
    Appleton, WI 54912-2700

    Phone: 920-831-0300

    Fax: 920-831-0165

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