Willard Techmeier

The Cochran Firm - Wisconsin
309 North Water St.
Suite 160
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 223-1050
www.cochranfirmwisconsin.com


Will Techmeier is the senior partner of The Techmeier Law Firm S.C. His practice areas include mass torts, class actions, pharmaceutical products and complex personal injury litigation. He is the winner of one of Wisconsin's largest cash recoveries in a single injury case, $25.2 million, and has been recognized for handling cases with competence, grace and care. He has won a number of million dollar + settlements and verdicts in complex tort cases as well as having negotiated the resolution of significant mass tort and class action cases.

AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Techmeier is certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Wisconsin, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. A member of the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, he was its president in 1990 and is past chair of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Named as one of Milwaukee's top personal injury lawyers by Milwaukee Magazine, he was also recently selected as a 2006 Wisconsin Super Lawyer. A graduate of St. Norbert College and Marquette University Law School, he is a frequent speaker on topics related to his areas of practice, most recently having spoken on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005.

Year Joined Organization:

1986

Areas of Practice:

       
  • Class Action/Mass Torts
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  • Personal Injury Plaintiff

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certification/Specialties:

Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions:

Wisconsin, 1970

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1970

U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1980

U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

Education:

Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1970
Doctor of Jurisprudence

St Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, 1967
Bachelor of Arts

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Trial Tactics & Techniques That Really Work/Demonstrative Evidence/Courtroom Demonstrations, State Bar of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 1999

Resensitizing the Desensitized 90's Juror, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, January 1996

Fine Tuning Jury Selection, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Past Presidents' Seminar, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 1993

Effective Settlement Tools in the Catastrophic Injury Case, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, January 1993

Structured Settlements: Are They All They're Cracked Up To Be?, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 1992

Determining the Value of a Case/Hot Tips II: Settlement & Trial Techniques That Work!, State Bar of Wisconsin, Milwaukee/Madison, Wisconsin, November 1992

Damages: Innovations in Evaluation, Settlement and Trial, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, July 1991

Birth Injuries, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Rising Stars Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1990

Signs, Symptoms and Causation of Brain Injury in Infants, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 1989

Frequent Speaker, Professional Groups in his Areas of Practice

Honors and Awards:

Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers - Martindale-Hubbell

AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Named as one of "Milwaukee's Best Lawyers", Milwaukee Magazine

Outstanding Public Education Project, 18th Annual Public Interest Awards, 1993 Center for Public Representation

Fellow, Roscoe Pound Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1989 - 1990
President

Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1988 - Present
Chair, Trial by Jury Committee

Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers
Director

Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1986 - 1988
Co-Editor, The Verdict

American Association for Justice, 1991 - 1994
Member, Board of Governors

American Association for Justice, 1991 - Present
Member

American Bar Association
Member

Wisconsin State Bar
Member

Wisconsin State Bar, Litigation Section
Past Chairman

Milwaukee Bar Association
Member

Milwaukee Bar Association, 1991 - 1993
Judicial Selection Committee

Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers
Past President

Past Employment Positions:

Techmeier, Sheedy & Associates, Partner, 1980 - 1986

Patrick T. Sheedy & Associates, Associate, 1976 – 1980