Thinking about a career with borgelt, powell, peterson & Frauen s.c.?

Summer Associate Program

Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C.'s Summer Associate Program is our most important tool for hiring new associates.  The firm’s emphasis in hiring is based on strong academic performance and involvement in trial advocacy, moot court, or law review.  We also look for individuals who fit our firm’s culture.

The summer program’s primary goal is to provide real life examples of what your work-life balance will be while practicing law at a midsize regional firm.  As a summer associate, you can expect to work with a diverse group of attorneys from multiple practice areas.  Most of the work you will perform will be part of a larger project we have undertaken for our clients or our firm seminar.  The work is never unnecessary or busywork.  It is our expectation that some of your work will be incorporated into our final product and that your time will be billed to the client. You will receive real-world practical experience by attending court proceedings, deposition, hearings, and much more.  If you successfully complete the summer program and remain in the Milwaukee Metro area, the firm may extend an offer for part-time work through-out the rest of the school year.

Mentorship Program

Mentorship begins with our Summer Associate Program, and continues as you advance as an associate. You will learn from attorneys at all levels of the law firm and you will be assigned a Mentor Attorney. In addition to informal day-to-day feedback from the attorneys with whom you work, you will also receive an annual evaluation. Your Mentor will be more than just another "boss," they will be someone you can trust and turn to for help with the growing pains of being a new attorney and to discuss your work and life goals.


Moving your current practice to a new firm is a major decision.  Though it is more common than it once was, it still requires thoughtful preparation and research to make sure you’ll be happy at your new firm.  Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C. offers a unique experience to practice law.

The firm recently relocated to the beautiful Pabst Campus in the Pabst Boiler House and is the heart of the future entertainment district of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The exposed cream city brick, exposed cedar ceilings and access to the roof top patio make this location a very pleasant work environment.  We occupy the entire third floor which includes a lounge area to chat, eat lunch, and indulge in breakfast club on Fridays.  

The firm’s culture is one that encourages collaboration, transparency and respects your work-life balance.  We have an open door policy and encourage our attorneys to interact and learn from each other.  The interaction between the young energetic attorneys and the seasoned partners helps us provide the best service to our clients and the best environment for our employees. 

The firm was founded in 1881, and while many firms have disappeared from the Milwaukee landscape Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C. has been able to continue its core practice for over 140 years, representing the insurance industry while also counseling railroads, private businesses, municipalities, and individuals. The firm offers a diverse insurance defense practice including worker’s compensation law, first party property and casualty law, product liability law, auto and homeowner law, complex coverage questions, bad faith, torts, personal injury, commercial law, employment relationships, environmental and toxic torts, medical and professional malpractice law, railroads, corporations, municipal law, and construction law. The firm also handles subrogation, statutory liens, mediations, and arbitrations. 

If you are interested in joining our firm,
please contact:

Dennis Marano
(p)  414-287-9112

Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C. understands that its success is completely dependent on its ability to attract, employ and retain the very best talent. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, physical condition, development disability, sexual orientation or national origin.

Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C. offers the following benefits:
  • Holiday Pay
  • PTO
  • Health Benefits
  • Long-Term Disability Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • 125 Cafeteria Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Profit Sharing Plan



Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C. offers certified paralegals unique opportunities to grow in their profession. He or she should work well with people, possess excellent research and writing skills, and demonstrate the initiative and responsibility necessary to achieve the highest quality work product possible.


Legal Secretary

Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.’s Secretarial Department is dedicated to recruiting and retaining highly skilled professional secretaries who are committed to delivering excellent service and work product to the firm's clients. As a legal secretary at Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C., you will provide secretarial support for attorneys and paralegals with different areas of responsibility. Secretarial support may include creating and editing documents, managing client files, interfacing with clients, coordinating meetings and conference room reservations, managing large mailings and other administrative tasks.


The home office is located in downtown Milwaukee, next to Lake Michigan, and within walking distance of the theater district and many top name entertainment venues, including the Milwaukee Ballet, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Milwaukee's award-winning Symphony Orchestra. In the summer, Milwaukee boasts Summerfest, and some of the largest ethnic festivals in the nation. Milwaukee is a major league town, featuring the Brewers and their state-of-the-art ballpark, the Bucks and the Packers (who play in Green Bay, about two and one-half hours away). Milwaukee also has an AHL Hockey Team and a Professional Soccer Team.
Madison is a progressive town and Borgelt has embraced that attitude by moving to virtual home offices in Madison, instead of a traditional office. Madison is home to the University of Wisconsin - Madison, which is one of two schools in the state with a law school, the other being Marquette University, located in Milwaukee. Madison is an exciting college town featuring top ranked Badger Football, Basketball, and Hockey teams. Madison also features the Madison Mallards which is a Collegian Minor League baseball team which is part of the Northwoods League. An active Madison arts scene includes the Madison Opera, Symphony Orchestra, Overture Center for the Arts and the Wisconsin Union Theater. In Madison you are minutes away from the Great Wisconsin Up-North with it many lakes for water sports, woods for hiking and enjoying wildlife.
The Oaks Office suites are located on a 55 acre tract of land right off of I-94. We are minutes away from Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Minneapolis is home to the Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves and Wild as well as the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Minneapolis’ theaters are only second per capita to New York City. The Minnesota Fringe Festival, the largest such event in the country, happens every summer on dozens of stages across the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. The "Land of 10,000 Lakes" actually contains more than 15,000 such bodies of water whose total shoreline exceeds 90,000 miles - more than California, Hawaii and Florida combined.