Don C. Prachthauser - Murphy & Prachthauser, S.C.

Don C. Prachthauser

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995


Mr. Prachthauser was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on January 7, 1951. Prior to joining the firm, he was House Counsel for Employers Insurance of Wausau. He is married to Joan Marie, and they reside in Hartland, Wisconsin. He has two daughters, Emily and Tracy.


Mr. Prachthauser  is a frequent presenter and speaker for the State Bar of Wisconsin, American Board of Trial Advocates, and Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Civil Trial Practice Instructor at the University of Wisconsin Madison-Law School.

Personal Comments

Our team approach to the practice of law not only makes us highly effective, but also makes the practice very enjoyable. I am very proud to be associated with each and every member of our law firm.

University of Wisconsin–MadisonBA 1972Marquette UniversityJ.D. 1977
American College of Trial LawyersInternational Academy of Trial LawyersInternational Society of BarristersAmerican Board of Trial Advocates- Wisconsin ChapterWisconsin Association for JusticeAmerican Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Case History

Heikkinen v. Morse & Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America

Personal Injury

Won at trial. $17 million verdict affirmed on appeal.

Established insurance coverage for church volunteer who caused motor vehicle collision and injured 84-year-old plaintiff.


Limberger v. Seno

Medical Malpractice

Won at trial. $3 million verdict.

Medical negligence. Failure to diagnose melanoma.

Wilson v. Star Line Trucking Corp.

Medical Malpractice

Won at trial. $2.5 million verdict.

Complex regional pain syndrome from motor vehicle elbow injury.

Brown v. Christianson — Medical Malpractice
Acker v. Sullivan — Medical Malpractice
Bennin v. Litwin — Medical Malpractice

Office Location

One Plaza East Building, Suite 1200
330 East Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3142
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs of the Milwaukee Metro Area
Don C. Prachthauser has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Other Information

Gender: Male