Charlie Domer

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Domer Law S.C.
Charlie Domer
Domer Law S.C.

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2002

Education: University of Wisconsin Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013

Domer Law S.C.

3970 North Oakland Avenue
Suite 201
Milwaukee, WI 53211 Visit website


Charlie Domer literally wrote the book on workplace injuries in Wisconsin. As an attorney at Domer Law in Milwaukee and Waukesha, he co-authored a guide for courts and legal professionals titled "Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Law." Mr. Domer spends his time helping people across the state through the claims process. He was admitted to practice in Wisconsin in 2002.

Mr. Domer has an established and esteemed career. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and has an Avvo "Superb" rating. In one of his most notable cases, he secured a ruling that determined an applicant could receive 100 percent of permanent partial disability payments for undergoing multiple hip joint replacement surgeries after an incident at work.

In 1999, Mr. Domer earned a Bachelor of Science and graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He then graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he was invited to join the Order of the Coif.

Sharing his experiences with others, Mr. Domer has taught a number of seminars on workers' compensation. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the American Association for Justice, the Wisconsin Association for Justice (Worker's Compensation Committee Chair; Board Member), the American Bar Association, the Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys, Inc., the Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (Board of Directors) and the Milwaukee Bar Association.

Outside his practice, Mr. Domer continues to serve people affected by workplace injuries through his work as a founding board member of Kids' Chance of Wisconsin. The organization gives scholarships to children of people who suffer on-the-job injuries.

Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 100% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 2002, Wisconsin

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Founding Board Member of Kids' Chance of Wisconsin: Current Kids' Chance of Wisconsin Ambassador
  • Volunteer, Marquette Legal Clinic
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Current Board of Directors
  • The American Association for Justice, Member
  • The Milwaukee Bar Association, Member
  • The Wisconsin Association for Justice, Current (2024) Worker's Compensation Committee Co-Chair; Board Member
  • The American Bar Association, Member
  • Wisconsin Association of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, President, 2014
  • The State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
Educational Background:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., Honors: With Honors, Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $600,000 settlement for a 55 year-old female grocery store stocker from Racine, Wisconsin, whose job duties resulted in a severe low back and two major spine surgeries with permanent limitations. Domer Law paid large medical bills for the injured worker. , 2023
  • $450,000 resolution for a long-time engineer from Franklin, WI, who suffered a traumatic injury when run over by a forklift while working—resulting in severe head, neurologic, facial and internal injuries.  He had significant permanent limitations, and he was unable to return to his old profession or any other job on a consistent basis., 2023
  • $450,000 settlement related to a 52-year-old laborer who suffered a traumatic neck injury, resulting in a neck fusion surgery and an inability to return to work as a laborer.  As part of the substantial resolution, Domer Law satisfied a significant group health insurance lien for the injured worker., 2023
  • $270,000 resolution for a home health care nurse who suffered physical and psychological injuries following a traumatic fall at work. She ultimately had disabilities that did not allow her to return to her time-of-injury profession., 2023
  • $187,500 settlement, along with a future medical account of $485,000, for a brick layer who suffered a low back injury at work.  He needed multiple low back surgeries over the years—resulting in his inability to return to work in his profession., 2023
  • $170,000 settlement for non-English speaking construction worker who injured his spine while lifting a large piece of machinery at work.  The injury resulted in the need for surgery and permanent physical restrictions. , 2023
  • Settlements as high as 500,000+, 2022
  • Obtained authorization for ReWalk wearing robotic exoskeleton for young client who suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury, resulting in paraplegia. News story:, 2017
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Charlie spoke at the Wisconsin State Bar seminar about issues in personal injury and worker's compensation car crash claims., Speaker, Competing or Coordinating Claims: Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Worker's Compensation, State Bar of Wisconsin, Personal Injury And Worker's Compensation Law, 2023
  • Charlie presented at the 46th Annual Worker's Compensation Update, Speaker, Pulling Back the Curtain on Independent Medical Examinations, Wisconsin State Bar Seminar, 2022
  • Charlie presented an update about the Wisconsin worker's compensation system at the annual Worker's Compensation Forum., Speaker, Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation System Update—Applicant Perspective, Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Forum, Legal, Insurance, 2021
  • Charlie presented for the Waukesha County Bar Association about worker's compensation claims., Speaker, Scheduled vs. Unscheduled Claims—Worker’s Compensation Primer, Waukesha County Bar Association, Attorneys, Legal, 2021
  • Charlie presented at the Wisconsin State Bar Seminar , Speaker, Legal Work or Social Work?: The Real-World Issues and Impacts of Representing Injured Workers, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2019
  • Charlie presented as a guest lecturer at Marquette University Law School., Guest Lecturer, Mental Injury Claims, Marquette University Law School, Law Students, 2019
  • Charlie spoke to union members at the Univ of Wisconsin-Madison School for Workers, Speaker, Why Shoulder Claims Stink?: Loss of Earning Capacity Claims Under Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison: School for Workers, Legal, Union, 2019
  • Medicare from Start to Finish: Concerns for Plaintiff, Defense, and Insurer, Wisconsin State Bar Tort Update, Sept. 2018, Speaker, Medicare from Start to Finish: Concerns for Plaintiff, Defense, and Insurer, Wisconsin State Bar Tort Update, 2018
  • Scheduled, Unscheduled & Loss of Earning Capacity Claims, University of Wisconsin-Madison: School for Workers, Sept. 2018, Speaker, Scheduled, Unscheduled & Loss of Earning Capacity Claims, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018
  • Lecturer, UW School for Worker's Compensation Institute
  • Demystifying Workers’ Compensation: Practical Advice for the Medical Community, Medical College of Wisconsin, June 2018, Speaker, Demystifying Workers’ Compensation: Practical Advice for the Medical Community, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2018
  • Wisconsin Legislative Update, WI Assoc. of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, Aug. 2017
  • Work Comp for Physicians: New Law Impact and Practical Tips, Injured Workers Pharmacy seminar, Feb. 2017
  • Medicare Case Law Update, Wisconsin State Bar, Jan 2017
  • Lecturer, Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Forum
  • Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, WI Assoc. of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, 2012
  • Workers' Compensation Case Law Update, WI Workers' Compensation Forum, 2012
  • Disfigurement Claims, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School for Workers, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Vocational Retraining Benefits, Lorman, 2010
  • Checklist for Dealing with Medicare Issues: An Applicant Attorney's Perspective , WI Assoc. of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, 2011
  • Diagnostic Radiology and Workers' Compensation, with Dr. Karolyn Davidson, Wisconsin State Bar, 2013
  • Stacking, Subtracting, and Suffering: Calculating PPD, WI Assoc. of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, 2013, Speaker, Stacking, Subtracting, and Suffering: Calculating PPD, Wisconsin State Bar, 2013
  • Stacking, Subtracting, and Suffering: Calculating PPD, WI Assoc. of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, 2013
  • Document Management & Practice Management Software for the Workers' Compensation Practitioner, Wisconsin State Bar, 2013
  • Demystifying Workers' Compensation for Medical Professionals, 2013
  • Interesting Issues in Addressing Medical Bills, Wisconsin Association of Justice, 2014
  • Introduction to Workers' Compensation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School for Workers, 2014
  • Child Support and Workers' Compensation, WI Assoc. of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, 2015
  • Introduction to Worker’s Compensation & Legislative Update: University of Wisconsin-Madison School for Workers: Sept 2015
  • Changes in Worker’s Compensation Law: Milwaukee Bar Association: June 2016
  • The Changing Face of Worker’s Compensation: An Update on Legislative Change: Wisconsin Association of Justice: July 2016
  • Speaker, Medicare Secondary Payer: Understanding Compliance In Your Practice, Wisconsin State Bar, 2017
  • Author, Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Law, West, 2010
  • Vocational Retraining Benefits, Lorman Seminars, 2008
  • Permanent Total Disability under the "Odd Lot" Doctrine, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2007
  • Worker's Compensation Overview, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences, 2009
  • Assessing Worker's Compensation Claims and Claimants, AON Claims Management Seminar, 2009
  • Lecturer, Marquette Law School
  • Lecturer, UW-Milwaukee
  • Charlie Domer was once again named Lawyer of the Year in 2023 for Milwaukee Worker's Compensation Claimants in Best Lawyers., Lawyer of the Year-Milwaukee Worker's Compensation Claimants, Best Lawyers, 2023
  • Charlie Domer was named the 2020 Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" for Milwaukee Worker's Compensation Claimants., Lawyer of the Year-Work Comp Law Claimants (Milwaukee, WI), Best Lawyers, 2020
  • Rising Stars List in Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, thru 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America for Worker's Compensation, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Selection for Wisconsin National Trial Lawyers Top 100, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers list, 2014-2018
  • Member, Order of the Coif, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
Industry Groups:
  • Injured Workers
  • Job Injuries
  • Workers Compensation

Office location for Charlie Domer

3970 North Oakland Avenue
Suite 201
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Phone: 414-279-2647


11 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013

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