Amy M. Risseeuw

Amy M. Risseeuw

Managing Partner
Appleton, Wisconsin

Amy joined Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., as an attorney in 2005. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Amy practices in the personal injury section. Amy has tried many cases to verdict in multiple areas of personal injury law, including automobile accidents, dog attacks, premises liability and medical malpractice. Amy has also handled numerous appellate matters, appearing in the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Amy has been selected for inclusion as a Rising Star in the Super Lawyers publication of Milwaukee Magazine.

She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Outagamie County Bar Association and the Wisconsin Association for Justice. Amy has authored articles and given seminar presentations on developments in case law and other legal matters. In addition to professional organizations, Amy has served as a board member for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region and coached the Lawrence University Mock Trial Team.

As a law student, Amy worked part time as a personal injury law clerk, served as Secretary to the Moot Court Executive Board, and was an Articles Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. While a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Amy played trombone in the Marching Band and Varsity Band. During her junior year, Amy studied abroad in Madrid, Spain, and she uses her foreign language skills in communicating with Peterson, Berk & Cross's Spanish-speaking clients in all of the firm's practice areas.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2005

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Dog Attacks
  • Premises Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Appellate Matters

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, pro hac vice


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. cum laude - 2005
    • Honors: Moot Court Board - Secretary
    • Honors: State Bar/Law School Academic Achievement Award for the highest grade in Business Organizations I §1
    • Honors: State Bar/Law School Academic Achievement Award for the highest grade in Business Organizations I §1
    • Honors: Recipient of the American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs Labor and Employment Award
    • Law Review: Wisconsin Law Review, Articles Editor
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Honors: With Distinction, GPA 3.82
    • Major: Political Science and Spanish
  • Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain - 1999

Published Works

  • 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, 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
  • Risseeuw, Amy, Helping Clients with Common Property Damage Questions, The Verdict, Vol. 30:1, Winter 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
  • Expert Witnesses & Written Interrogatories, Wisconsin Association for Justice 2011 Spring Seminar, Green Bay, WI, Green Bay, WI, March 25, 2011
  • 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

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, 2005 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Member of the Jury Instruction Committee
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Women’s Caucus Vice-Chair & Chair, 2011 - 2012
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Spring Seminar Co-Chair and Chair, 2013 - 2016
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Board of Directors, 2013 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Executive Committee Member, 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 2005 - Present
  • Outagamie County Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Outagamie County Bar Association, Secretary, 2012 - 2013
  • Outagamie County Bar Association, Vice President, 2013 - 2014
  • Outagamie County Bar Association, President, 2014 - 2015
  • Fox Valley Young Lawyers Association, Outagamie County Co-Chair, 2009 - 2010

Pro Bono Activities

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