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Douglas J. Phebus

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Arellano & Phebus S.C.
316 N. Milwaukee Street, #16
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 608-509-9374
Fax: 608-827-7681
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007, 2010
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%), Workers' Compensation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Douglas J. Phebus is a partner at the Middleton, Wisconsin, multidisciplinary law firm Arellano & Phebus S.C. Mr. Phebus concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, including personal injury, employment and workers' compensation claims, representing individual plaintiffs as well as groups of plaintiffs in class action lawsuits. He lends his rich experience as lead counsel in many jury trials to providing robust representation to plaintiffs throughout the greater Madison and Milwaukee areas.

First certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification in 2005, Mr. Phebus has met a series of rigorous qualifications and has demonstrated his skills at representing clients in court to both judges and his fellow attorneys. To maintain this hard-earned designation, he must be recertified every five years.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree, Mr. Phebus earned his J.D. cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law. He is proud of having been named while an undergraduate to the Academic All-Big Ten conference team for track and field.

Mr. Phebus stays abreast of the latest legal developments through his membership in a number of professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Dane County Bar Association, the James E. Doyle American Inn of Court, the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and before the U.S. District Courts for both Districts of Wisconsin and the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois. Mr. Phebus is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Workers' Compensation


7 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
  • Rising Stars: 2007, 2010

Certificates and Credentials

About Douglas J. Phebus

First Admitted: 1997

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Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin, B.S., 1993

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2005


  • Academic All Big Ten - Track and Field
  • Cum Laude, Southern Illinois University School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for Central and Northern Illinois
  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • James E. Doyle Inns of Court
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Member, Dane County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
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Office Location for Douglas J. Phebus

316 N. Milwaukee Street, #16
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: 608-509-9374

Fax: 608-827-7681

Last Updated: 3/11/2021

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