Robert J. Lauer

Robert concentrates his practice on legal issues related to products liability, commercial litigation and motor vehicle accidents. He represents individuals, insurance companies and business enterprises in state and federal courts throughout Wisconsin. He has authored articles and participated in numerous seminars for his clients. In addition, he has served as a guest instructor for Marquette University Law School’s Trial Practice Program and as a guest lecturer at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Robert graduated magna cum laude from the College of Business at Marquette University in 1980 and is a 1983 graduate of the Marquette University Law School. He joined Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik, S.C. in 1983. He is a member of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Defense Research Institute and the Wisconsin Defense Counsel (WDC). He has also served as past President of WDC and is currently on the Board of Directors. Robert has been awarded an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell.


  • Juris Doctor – Marquette University Law School, 1983
  • Bachelor of Science – Finance/Economics, graduating magna cum laude from Marquette University, 1980


  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2004
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin, 2004
  • Wisconsin

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV Rated in Martindale Hubbell
  • Included in the 2006-2014 editions of SuperLawyers

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Past President of Wisconsin Defense Counsel
  • State Bar of Wisconsin

Prior Work Experience

  • 1982-1983 – Internship in District Attorney’s Office, Waukesha County, WI

State Decisions

Casper, et al. v. American International South Ins. Co., et al., 2011 WI 81

Progressive Northern Insurance Company v. Romanshek, 2005 WI 67, 281 Wis. 2d 300

Whirlpool Corp. v. Ziebert, 197 Wis. 2d 144 (1995)

Federal Decisions

Scott v. Village of Kewaskum, 786 F.2d 338 (7th Cir. 1986)