Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

Peyton B. Engel

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Peyton B. Engel is an associate in Hurley Burish, S.C.’s civil litigation practice helping both businesses and individuals. In addition to civil suits, Peyton represents attorneys, doctors and other licensed professionals in disciplinary matters. Before joining the firm, Peyton worked for over 18 years in information technology with 16 years of that time spent specialized in network and information security. While in law school, Peyton interned with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and tutored foreign law students in both Contracts and Property. Outside of the law, Peyton’s interests include opera, cooking, and guitar.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Investigations
  • Internet and Computer Forensic Analysis
  • Consultation and Testimony
  • Represents licensed professionals
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Special interest in information technology, security, and privacy law
  • Extensive practical experience with information technology and compliance primarily with respect to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
  • Routinely serves as a forensic consultant and expert witness in cases where digital evidence is at issue

Bar Admissions
State of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, M.A. in Russian Literature
Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, B.A. in Russian

Professional Associations & Memberships
Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
Member, Dane County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyer—Rising Star, 2017
  • Wisconsin Journal – Best Forensic Experts, 2017 Reader Rankings


NBI Continuing Legal Education for Professionals, “Legal Ethics: Handling Grievances and Disciplinary Actions,” February 15, 2018

NBI Continuing Legal Education for Professionals, “Legal Ethics: Attorney Fees and Client Funds,” December 20, 2017

Milwaukee Bar Association Recent Developments in the Criminal Law Seminar, “Mobile Devices and the Internet of Things,” December 2, 2017

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Selous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases Conference, “Smartphone Forensics: Capabilities, Limitations, and What You Should Expect,” November 17, 2017

NBI Continuing Legal Education for Professionals, Obtaining Evidence from Electronic Devices, October 25, 2017

DEF CON 25, “Secret Tools: Learning about Government Surveillance Software You Can’t Ever See,” July 27, 2017

NBI Continuing Legal Education for Professionals, “Legal Ethics of Smartphones, Email and Computers,” July 11, 2016

Wisconsin Innocence Project, University of Wisconsin Law School, “Digital Forensics for Litigators: What to Look for and Expect,” June 23, 2016

NBI Continuing Legal Education for Professionals, “Legal Ethics of Email,” December 16, 2015

Wisconsin State Public Defender Annual Criminal Defense Conference, “What Your Cell Phone (or iPad or Kindle) Might Say About You,” November 12, 2015

Wisconsin State Public Defender Annual Criminal Defense Conference, “Investigating and Litigating Computer Evidence in Child Pornography Cases,” November 20, 2014

Institute for Law and Technology, Center for American and International Law International Video Game Law Summit, “The Perils of Hacking,” June 23, 2014

Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Understanding and Using Technology to Get Results In and Out of the Courtroom Conference, “Computer Experts and Evidence in Child Pornography Cases: Observations from the Field,” June 6, 2016


A Brief Tour of Smartphone Forensics: What Defense Attorneys Should Know and Expect, The Champion, July 2018

Digital Forensics and Civil Litigation, Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal, V. 15, No. 2, Summer 2017

What Does This Risk Mean to Me? Technology First–Dayton, Part 1: (May 2007) 11, 19; Part 2: (July 2007) 12, 19.


Client Reviews

“Five Star Review” I highly recommend this law office for your legal needs. I went to trial with Attorney Bednarek, Attorney Peyton Engel and their assistant Amber and we won successfully. These attorneys are upfront and honest from the beginning and throughout the long stressful process. They have and are still giving 110% of themselves to not only my case but to my familys’ needs and questions. We are always informed and always in the loop. – Satisfied Client