Eric R. Preu

Eric R. Preu

Waukesha, Wisconsin
Eric R. Preu is an associate attorney at Lanser Law Office in Waukesha, WI.   The focus of his practice is on representing individuals and small businesses in workouts, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.  He also assists Bruce A. Lanser, the proprietor of the firm, in his Chapter 7 panel trustee practice.  Before joining Lanser Law Office, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Susan V. Kelley, Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.   He received a B.S. in biology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and his law degree from Marquette University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the Marquette Elder’s Advisor law journal.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2009


  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Law Review: Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review (formerly Elder's Advisor), Editor-in-Chief, 2007 - 2008
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.S. summa cum laude - 2005
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Biology

Published Works

  • Susan V. Kelley, GINSBERG AND MARTIN ON BANKRUPTCY (4th and 5th eds.), Assistant Editor


  • Case Law Update, 2008, Annual Wisconsin Bar Association Bankruptcy Update
  • Panelist, 2013, Annual Wisconsin Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Retreat
  • Speaker, 2016, Bankruptcy 101: What Every Non-Bankruptcy Lawyer Should Know About Bankruptcy, Milwaukee Bar Association/E.D. Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Panelist, 2016, Annual Wisconsin Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Retreat

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Waukesha County Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Bankruptcy Court - E.D. Wisconsin, Law Clerk to the Hon. Susan V. Kelley, 2008 - 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Marquette University Law School Reunion Committee, 2012 - Present
  • Member, Local Rules Committee, Bankruptcy Court - E.D. Wisconsin, 2015 - 2016