Charlie Domer

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Attorney Charles F. Domer exclusively practices Wisconsin worker's compensation law, representing only injured workers. His advocacy earned him recognition in Best Lawyers in America and in Wisconsin Super Lawyers. He was recognized as the 2020 Lawyer of the Year for Milwaukee Claimants in Workers' Compensation Law.  He is co-author, with his law partner & father Tom, of West's treatise Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Law.

Charlie regularly makes presentations on worker's compensation topics for other lawyers and students (including lecturing at Marquette Law School, UW-Milwaukee, UW School for Worker's Compensation Institute, and the Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Forum). He has written articles about workers’ compensation and employment law for the State Bar and the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine.

Professional organizations membership includes: the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) (2015-2016 Executive Committee), the Wisconsin Association of Workers' Compensation Attorneys (2014 president), the American Association for Justice, the Wisconsin Association for Justice (current chair of Worker’s Compensation Committee), and the American, State, and Milwaukee Bar Associations.  Charlie also volunteered at the Marquette Legal Clinic and is a founding Board member of Kids' Chance of Wisconsin, a non-profit providing scholarships for the children of seriously injured workers.  Charlie's educational allegiance is to the Badgers.  He received a B.S., with honors, as a Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He earned his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating magna cum laude, and a member of Order of the Coif.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Worker's Compensation Law

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin


  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. magna cum laude
    • Honors: Member, Order of the Coif
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • B.S.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Published Works

  • Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Law, West, 2010


  • Vocational Retraining Benefits, Lorman Seminars, 2008
  • Permanent Total Disability under the "Odd Lot" Doctrine, State Bar of Wisconsin, 2007
  • Worker's Compensation Overview , University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences, 2009
  • Assessing Worker's Compensation Claims and Claimants , AON Claims Management Seminar, 2009
  • Disfigurement Claims , University of Wisconsin-Madison, School for Workers, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Vocational Retraining Benefits , Lorman, 2010
  • Checklist for Dealing with Medicare Issues: An Applicant Attorney's Perspective , WI Assoc. of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, 2011
  • Workers' Compensation Case Law Update , WI Assoc. of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, 2012
  • Workers' Compensation Case Law Update , WI Workers' Compensation Forum, 2012
  • Diagnostic Radiology and Workers' Compensation, with Dr. Karolyn Davidson , Wisconsin State Bar, 2013
  • Stacking, Subtracting, and Suffering: Calculating PPD , WI Assoc. of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, 2013
  • Document Management & Practice Management Software for the Workers' Compensation Practitioner , Wisconsin State Bar, 2013
  • Demystifying Workers' Compensation for Medical Professionals, 2013
  • Interesting Issues in Addressing Medical Bills , Wisconsin Association of Justice, 2014
  • Introduction to Workers' Compensation , University of Wisconsin-Madison, School for Workers, 2014
  • Child Support and Workers' Compensation , WI Assoc. of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, 2015
  • Introduction to Worker’s Compensation & Legislative Update: University of Wisconsin-Madison School for Workers: Sept 2015
  • Changes in Worker’s Compensation Law: Milwaukee Bar Association: June 2016
  • The Changing Face of Worker’s Compensation: An Update on Legislative Change: Wisconsin Association of Justice: July 2016
  • Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance From Start to Finish, Wisconsin State Bar, Jan 2017
  • Medicare Case Law Update, Wisconsin State Bar, Jan 2017
  • Work Comp for Physicians: New Law Impact and Practical Tips, Injured Workers Pharmacy seminar, Feb. 2017
  • Wisconsin Legislative Update, WI Assoc. of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, Aug. 2017
  • Demystifying Workers’ Compensation: Practical Advice for the Medical Community, Medical College of Wisconsin, June 2018
  • Medicare from Start to Finish: Concerns for Plaintiff, Defense, and Insurer, Wisconsin State Bar Tort Update, Sept. 2018
  • Scheduled, Unscheduled & Loss of Earning Capacity Claims, University of Wisconsin-Madison: School for Workers, Sept. 2018
  • Legal Work or Social Work?: The Real-World Issues and Impacts of Representing Injured Workers: State Bar of Wisconsin, Sept. 2019
  • Why Shoulder Claims Stink?: Loss of Earning Capacity Claims Under Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Law: University of Wisconsin-Madison: School for Workers, Sept. 2019
  • Mental Injury Claims: Marquette University, Sept. 2019

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, thru 2019
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers list, 2014-2019
  • Rising Stars List in Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2013
  • 2020 Lawyer of the Year for Milwaukee Claimants’ Workers’ Compensation Law (by Best Lawyers in America)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin Association of Workers' Compensation Attorneys, President, 2014
  • Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Board of Directors
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Worker’s Compensation Committee Chair; Board Member
  • The American Association for Justice, Member
  • The State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • The American Bar Association, Member
  • The Milwaukee Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Founding Board Member of Kids' Chance of Wisconsin - a non-profit providing scholarships for the children of seriously injured workers on the job.
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