Peter Samuel Leichtfuss
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Peter Samuel Leichtfuss

Peter S. Leichtfuss, age 51, died peacefully on August 4, 2020 after a brief illness. Born August 15, 1968 in Milwaukee to Irvin and Susan (Muscato) Leichtfuss. Peter is survived by his mother Susan; his sister Ann (Ryan) Schuelke; his nieces Ainsley and Audrey Olen and his nephew Anderson Olen; and many cherished friends and extended family members. Peter was preceded in death by his father. Peter graduated from Brookfield Central High School, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Oregon School of Law. Upon graduation from law school, Peter worked as a Judicial Clerk in the U.S. District Court, was a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, was Of Counsel at Larkins Vacura and then opened his own firm in 2008 where he focused on real estate law. Peter was a member of the Oregon State Bar, Washington State Bar and Multnomah County Bar Association. During his years as a lawyer, Peter worked pro bono with various non-profit organizations, received awards for his work and spoke at professional conferences. Peter loved spending time with his dogs who provided him with countless hours of love, entertainment and companionship. Peter was a consummate traveler, telling stories about his adventures and inspiring others to travel. Peter continued his father's lifelong passion for history and reading, loved playing and listening to music and found solace in fly fishing. Peter's sense of humor and appreciation for all of the wonderful experiences and people he had in his life will be deeply missed and forever remembered.

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2020.
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September 16, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Peter. He was a great person, and always ready to help us with the ins and outs of real estate law. We will miss him dearly.
Our hearts go out to Peter's family.
Kathrine Richardson and Dave Rayat
Kathrine Richardson
August 29, 2020
I have fond memories of Pete originally through his Multnomah Bar volunteer involvement but then just getting right for a beer or lunches. He was fun and both light & good hearted. Sorry to hear the news and sending condolences to the family. Mona Buckley
Mona Buckley
August 20, 2020
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Joel Slavonia
August 14, 2020
Peter was the brightest of real estate attorneys who was able to identify the problems quickly and find sensible solutions even faster. He helped me on two occasions, each time doing his work really well. I sent along several people to him, one with a tough problem and Peter successfully solved his dilemma. He was who you wanted as a lawyer as the best are not always so pleasant. He was capable and kind. Larry Sokol
Larry Sokol
August 13, 2020
Our condolences to Peter's family and friends. Peter is/was my neighbor and he also helped me with some business transactions and networking. He was always a special neighbor because although I met him in Oregon, we both graduated from the same high school in Brookfield. In our community he was involved, well liked and trusted. He will be missed.
Lynn Montang
August 12, 2020
Our condolences to Susan and Annie! So many memories of Peter as a young man! So sorry for your loss!
Linda and Bill Kowalski
August 11, 2020
Peter kindly helped me with a couple of real estate problems and handled each one carefully and successfully. He was open, cheerful and was what is referred to as a lawyer's lawyer because of his significant intellect and total desire to do the right thing in figuring out how to assist anyone fortunate enough to have him as their counsel. I and many others known to me are so sad at the early end to his life and the fine career he created helping others. Larry Sokol
Larry Sokol
August 10, 2020
Susan and Irv had legendary wonderful parties in Elm Grove. Sometimes Peter and I had heartfelt conversions there and I treasure those old and elder memories. I am so sorry for the loss of this sensitive and smart being. I plan to meet his presence in the future and share all of his passions and interests. My condolences to Annie and Susan. Hope you both now will be guided by angels . Carol Cannon
carol cannon
August 10, 2020
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Sue Hendrickson
August 10, 2020
A former classmate of mine at BCHS. Sad to hear of his passing. Godspeed Pete, and God bless your family.
Gregory Stark
August 10, 2020
I was a client of Peters. He was a lovely guy, always thoughtful and courteous. I am shocked and saddened by his passing . May he Rest In Peace .
Eunan McLaughlin
August 9, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Christy Hamilton
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