Willard P. Techmeier

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

The Techmeier Law Firm
 | 309 North Water Street, Suite 160
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-223-1050
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1970
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Willard P. Techmeier is the senior partner of The Cochran Firm -- Wisconsin LLP. From his office in Milwaukee, he handles complex personal injury litigation cases, including mass torts, class action, pharmaceutical litigation and other types of personal injury accidents.

Mr. Techmeier is an AV-rated* attorney and has obtained numerous million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients. One of his personal successes was the recovery of $25.2 million for a single injury case, one of the largest in Wisconsin history. He is also a certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a certified civil pretrial practice advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.

An active participant in the legal community, Mr. Techmeier is a director for the Wisconsin Association of Justice and one of its past presidents.  He is a member of several legal associations, including the American Bar Association, the Wisconsin State Bar and the Milwaukee Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the Class Action Trial Lawyers Association.

 Mr. Techmeier received his law degree from Marquette University School of Law and is admitted to practice before both state and federal courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (50%)

Personal Injury - General (50%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Willard Techmeier

Admitted: 1970, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: http://www.cochranfirmwisconsin.com/our-firm/willard-p-techm...

Honors and Awards:

  • Outstanding Public Education Project, 18th Annual Public Interest Awards, 1993 Center for Public Representation
  • Named as one of "Milwaukee's Best Lawyers", Milwaukee Magazine
  • AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers - Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy and Certified by The National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Member, Wisconsin State Bar
  • Member, National Class Action Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 in Wisconsin
  • Director, Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • President, Wisconsin Association for Justice, 1990
  • Co-Editor, The Verdict--Wisconsin Association for Justice, 1986 - 1988
  • Judicial Selection Committee, Milwaukee Bar Association, 1991 - 1993
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 1991 - Present
  • Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice, 1991 - 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • Past Chair, Litigation Section, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Director, Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Past President, Wisconsin Association for Justice, formerly Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Effective Settlement Tolls in the Catastrophic Injury Case, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, January 1993
  • Frequent Speaker, Professional Groups in his Areas of Practice
  • Signs, Symptoms and Causation of Brain Injury in Infants, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 1989
  • Birth Injuries, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Rising Stars Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1990
  • Damages: Innovations in Evaluation, Settlement and Trial, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, July 1991
  • Determining the Value of a Case/Hot Tips II: Settlement & Trial Techniques That Work!, State Bar of Wisconsin, Milwaukee/Madison, Wisconsin, November 1992
  • Structured Settlements: Are They All They're Cracked Up To Be?, Wisconsin Academy of Trail Lawyers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 1992
  • Fine Tuning Jury Selection, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, Past Presidents' Seminar, Milwaukee, Wisconsiin, December 1993
  • Resensitizing the Desensitized 90's Juror, Law Education Institute, Inc., Vail, Colorado, January 1996
  • Trial Tactics & Techniques That Really Work/Demonstrative Evidence/Courtroom Demonstrations, State Bar of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 1999

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $1.05M Settlement, Brant v. St. Nicholas Hospital; $1M Settlement, Wandel v. Wyeth.
  • $1.1M Settlement; Schultheiz v. Gutglass
  • $1.15M Settlement, Farvour v. American Family Insurance Co.
  • $1.14M Settlement, Maloney v. Whirlwind
  • $1.2M Settlement, Evans v. Suzuki
  • $2.85M Settlement, Schmalz v. Steenberg Homes
  • $2.85M Verdict, Machajewski v. Wisconsin Electric Power Company
  • $9.7M Settlement, Giera v. St. Joseph's Hospital
  • $25.2M Settlement, Brown v. Wisconsin Electric Power Company

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated; Milwaukee Magazine "Best Of The Bar"

Educational Background:

  • BA, St. Norbert College; JD, Marquette University Law School
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Comments

  • “Very professional with high integrity. Very empathetic to his clients' concerns and has a great rapport with them. Devotes whatever time is necessary to pursue his clients' claims with excellent results.”
  • “A consummate professional; never gets his feathers ruffled; always does his homework and is fully prepared.”
  • “Excellent for plaintiff injury cases and mass torts.”
  • “Been around many years. At least 8 seven figure verdicts and settlements.”
  • “One of the hardest working and most compassionate PI plaintiff lawyers around.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Willard P. Techmeier

309 North Water Street
Suite 160
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: 414-223-1050

 

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Last Updated: 4/6/2017

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