Attorney Waltenberger was born and raised in Racine, WI, a graduate of Horlick High School. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and an elementary education teaching certification from Marquette University, he wanted to challenge himself and move out of the Midwest. Attorney Waltenberger enrolled at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA. Due to his interest in becoming a trial attorney, attorney Waltenberger enrolled in the #1 ranked school in the country for trial advocacy.
While at Temple University, attorney Waltenberger earned the prestigious Barrister’s Award for distinguished class performance in trial advocacy. He spent two summers interning in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. The second summer was spent prosecuting misdemeanor offenses under certification from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He also studied abroad at Temple’s Rome, Italy campus.
During his time at Temple, attorney Waltenberger’s father, who had been on dialysis for several years while battling kidney cancer, received the gift of life from none other than his wife, and attorney Waltenberger’s mother, who generously donated his father a kidney. Attorney Waltenberger has an exceptionally supportive and close family so after graduating with his law degree from Temple, he returned to the Midwest to be closer to his family and settled in Milwaukee, a city he has always considered home.
Since returning to Milwaukee ten years ago, attorney Waltenberger has dedicated himself to representing personal injury victims. He considers himself a straight shooter and believes open communication is an integral part of a successful attorney/client relationship. Regardless of whether the case goes to trial or settles out of court, he takes the time to understand and appreciate what the accident victim is going through by listening to their needs, explaining their legal rights and counseling them on the best course of action.
Attorney Waltenberger was named a Rising Star by his peers in 2008 and recently named one of the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers for the State of Wisconsin. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.
In his free time attorney Waltenberger enjoys volunteering as a Big Brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Milwaukee. He firmly believes we all play a role in making Milwaukee a stronger and more vibrant community.