Douglas F. Mann has been Bankruptcy Trustee, State and Federal Court Receiver, and Collection Attorney since 1976. He was appointed to the Panel of Trustees in the Eastern District of Wisconsin in 1982 and heard hundreds of cases since then. In State Court, he has served hundreds of times as Supplementary Receiver and hundreds of times as a Ch. 128 (General) Receiver. He has represented clients collecting judgment hundreds of times since 1976. In addition, he has represented bankruptcy trustees for more than 30 years.

Practice Areas

About Doug Mann, attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Receiverships 45%
  • Bankruptcy 45%
  • Collection 10%


  • 30%


  • Thomas More Scholar, Marquette University Law School, 1973-1976
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society, Wartburg College, 1969-1973

Classes and Seminars

  • Panelist, “A Sea Change on Wisconsin Receivership Law and Its Impact on Federal Litigation,” Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Annual Meeting, May 20, 2015. The panel examines the litigation behind the Mann v. Badger Lines case that initially clarified the law on perfecting judgment liens, including commentary from the receiver who battled a fellow Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee up to the 7th Circuit and over to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
  • Supplementary Receiverships, Milwaukee Bar Association, April 18, 2001
  • Wisconsin Collection Law, Professional Educational Systems, April 14, 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Bankruptcy Bench Bar Committee, 1997-Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Board of Directors, Bankruptcy Insolvency Creditors Rights Section, 1997-2001

Representative Clients

  • Bankruptcy Trustee E.D. Wi, 1982-Present
  • State Court Receiver – State of Wisconsin Circuit Courts, 1976-Present

Representative Cases

  • Mann v. Badger Lines, Inc., 590 N.W.2d 270 (Supreme Court Wisconsin 1999)
  • Mann v. Badger Lines, Inc. 202 F.3d 945 (7th Circuit 2000)


  • BMO Lake Country Bank, Waukesha, Wisconsin