Robert B. Corris

(414) 272-8000

A native of Providence, R.I., attorney Robert Corris graduated from Harvard College in 1967 and the Boalt Hall School of Law (Berkeley) in 1970. He has been practicing business  litigation in Wisconsin since 1973.

He started his legal career in Providence. However, in 1971, he met his future wife, Penny. They married in 1972 and moved to her hometown of Milwaukee in 1973. Robert has since served business law clients throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Hartland, Waukesha and surrounding areas.

Robert practiced with a full-service Milwaukee law firm as an associate attorney and eventually as a partner until 1991, when the firm dissolved. After spending time with another law firm in an “of counsel” position, Robert opened his own law practice, with a focus on using cutting-edge technology to serve his client’s business litigation needs, such as:

  • Representing a client who admitted copying the entire contents of her employer’s company-provided laptop. Robert defeated her employer’s motion for an injunction and obtained a dismissal of her case by using a computer expert to prove that she had never accessed the zip drive to which she had copied the laptop data.
  • Using a computer forensic expert to recover deleted communications that proved his client, an employer, had terminated an employee and a manager for improper use of the company’s computer system – not for discriminatory harassment as alleged.
  • Searching a group of former employees’ computers to demonstrate that they had taken confidential customer information.

If a case requires additional staffing, Attorney Robert Corris has an informal working relationship with another solo practitioner, and with the client’s approval, Robert will oversee assignments to that attorney, or others, as the client may approve.

When he isn’t practicing business law at one of his Southeastern Wisconsin offices in Milwaukee and Hartland, Robert relaxes by reading fiction (mysteries and thrillers) and non-fiction (current affairs, history, and science). His wife teaches piano and composes classical music. They have three children and six grandchildren.

Robert was a Division I All-American swimmer at Harvard and later won two U.S. Swimming Masters Nationals titles. He now enjoys lake swimming and working out with younger, competitive swimmers. Robert believes the lessons of dedication to preparation, mental toughness and competitive zeal that he learned as an athlete have translated well to the practice of law.