Patrick O. Dunphy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Brookfield, WI

Cannon & Dunphy, S.C.
 | 595 North Barker Road, Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: 262-782-2700
Fax: 262-796-3711
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As co-founder of Cannon & Dunphy, S.C., Patrick O. Dunphy represents clients in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, metropolitan area and throughout the state in personal injury matters. These includes professional malpractice, product liability and general negligence. With more than four decades of trial experience, he has a long list of seven-figure verdicts and settlements in his favor.

    Admitted to practice in the state of Wisconsin since 1976, Mr. Dunphy is also admitted to practice before several federal courts. These include the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association for Justice, The Inner Circle of Advocates and the International Society of Barristers. Past President of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, he is also a member of the Lawyers Committee of the National Center for State Courts.

    After graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College, Mr. Dunphy moved on to reach his goal of becoming an attorney. He studied at Marquette University Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1976. While in law school, he was a member of the Marquette Law Review.

    Mr. Dunphy’s cases have been covered by international and national news networks such as BBC World News, The Guardian, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, Time magazine, The Washington Post and The New York Times. He was named twice as Lawyer of the Year for plaintiffs personal injury litigation in the state by The Best Lawyers of America and is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

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    About Patrick Dunphy

    Admitted: 1976, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage:


    • Lawyer of the Year, Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation, 2010 and 2012
    • Top 50 plaintiff trial lawyers & Top 500 attorneys in the United States
    • Top 3 Super Lawyers in Wisconsin
    • Martindale Hubbell, Best Lawyers in America
    • 2014 Law School Alumni of the year, Marquette University Law School, 2014
    • Leaders in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2009
    • President's Award, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2015
    • One of only three recipients in school history, AMDG Award, Marquette University High School

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Specialist, 1984

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Law Committee of the National Center for State Courts
    • American Association for Justice
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice, President, 1994
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
    • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1999
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • Wisconsin State Bar, 1976
    • Member Inner Circle of Advocates, 2009
    • Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers, 1993
    • International Society of Barristers, 2002

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of Directors Guest House of Milwaukee Homeless Shelter, 2014
    • Marquette University Law School Advisory Council, 2009
    • Marquette University High School Chairman of Board of Directors, 1994
    • Past President, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1994

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Marquette University Law School, Marquette Law Review, Member, 1975 - 1976


    • $2.5 million medical malpractice verdict Milwaukee Wi, 2014
    • $1,250,000 settlement of injuries to vehicle passenger involved in intersection collision, 2013
    • $17,200,000.00 burn injury jury verdict - Manitowoc, WI, 1989
    • $5,500,000.00 Product liability settlement - Racine, WI, 2009
    • $2,000,000 Medical malpractice settlement, 2014
    • $1.1 million settlement of injuries to motorcyclist involved in intersection collision., 2015
    • $35,000,000.00 medical malpractice jury verdict - Elkhorn, Walworth County, WI, 2008
    • $6,300,000.00 medical malpractice settlement - Milwaukee, WI, 1992
    • $1.75 Million dollar settlement for wrongful death of Kenosha man shot by Kenosha Police officer, 2009
    • $6,000,000 verdict against gun dealer for negligent gun sale resulting in shooting of two City of Milwaukee Police Officers. First verdict in the country against gun dealer since the enactment of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act in 2005., 2015
    • $9,800,000.00 Medical Mediation Panel Award - Green Bay, Brown County, WI, 1984
    • $7,500,000.00 medical malpractice jury award - Port Washington, Ozaukee County, WI, 2005

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Best Lawyers in America Milwaukee Area Best Personal Injury Litigator, 2010
    • Best Lawyers-Lawyer of the Year-Personal Injury Litigation-Milwaukee 2012

    Educational Background:

    • Boston College magna cum laude, B.A., 1973
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    Office Location for Patrick O. Dunphy

    595 North Barker Road
    Brookfield, WI 53045

    Phone: 262-782-2700

    Fax: 262-796-3711

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    Last Updated: 6/11/2021

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