Peter Albrecht

Pete Albrecht Labor and Employment Attorney in WisconsinPeter Albrecht has been representing employers for 33 years. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, graduating with honors. After law school, Pete practiced in Chicago for 8 years before relocating to Madison, where he became a shareholder in the law firm of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. After nearly 13 years with Godfrey & Kahn, Pete realized a longtime dream of opening his own firm: Albrecht Labor & Employment Law, S.C. opened its doors in December 2006. With the addition of partner Bradden Backer in September 2009, that firm became Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C.

Pete has been selected yearly since 2008 as a “Super Lawyer” and repeatedly has been included in editions of Best Lawyers in America.  "Best Lawyers in America" also has named Pete the "Lawyer of the Year" in both 2017 and 2018 for Madison, management side employment law.

In a survey of in-house corporate councils, Pete was named one of the top 25 employment attorneys in the country with respect to client service, legal skills, results and value.

Pete and his partner Brad are co-authors of the book, "Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin," a State Bar of Wisconsin publication.

Pete is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Illinois. He has argued cases in various administrative agencies, trial courts, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also a frequent speaker on topics related to employers and employees.

Pete is married with 4 children and has a beagle named Butkus.

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