Bruce R. Bauer, Retired Partner


Bruce Bauer was a litigation partner, who practiced primarily in the field of complex business litigation before state and federal courts and arbitrators, and chaired the firm's Internal Investigations Group. He had substantial experience in structuring and managing clients' products liability and other litigation activities nationwide, including selection and direction of local counsel as well as in the conduct of mediations and internal investigations. He had active duty military experience with hydraulic, electrical, communications, and automotive systems, including combat infantry experience.

Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., with honors, 1974)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Wisconsin Law Review (Note and Comment Editor, 1973–1974)
  • Lawrence University (B.A., 1967)
    • Honors graduate, U.S. Army Armor and Infantry Schools, and Command and General Staff College
    • Draper Combat Leadership Award

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Military Court of Appeals

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated


  • German