Dana Wachs

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP
Dana Wachs
Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Civil Rights view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 1985

Education: Valparaiso University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs, LLP

101 Putnam Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703 Visit website


A staunch attorney passionately practicing law for nearly four decades, Dana Wachs is a partner at Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs LLP in Wisconsin. Working from the firm's Eau Claire office, he focuses his practice on assisting people who have suffered personal injury as a result of the negligence of others, and he handles a wide range of matters involving:

Auto accidents
Bike accidents
Defective products
Nursing home neglect
Wrongful death
Medical malpractice
Mr. Wachs pursued his undergraduate studies at Marquette University and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree. The passion for the law that he developed at a very young age from watching his father serve as the city attorney and protect the rights of innocent people inspired him to do the same by becoming an attorney. He joined the Valparaiso University Law School to study law and received his Juris Doctor in 1985.

Dedicated to assisting injured people in claiming the compensation that they deserve, Mr. Wachs finds joy in the satisfaction of his clients when the case is successfully resolved. Recognizing the emotional and physical trauma that quite often accompanies injury, he ensures to support his clients in every way possible and creates a welcoming and safe space for them to heal properly.

One of Mr. Wachs’ legal cases, Johnson v. Kokemoor, has set a benchmark nationally when it comes to medical malpractice issues and is widely discussed and taught in the medical and legal communities to this day. His work has been recognized by several organizations, and he has received honors, including:

Peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell
Marquis Who’s Who in America
Top 100 Trial Lawyer, The National Trial Lawyers 
The Best Lawyers in America
Mr. Wachs holds active memberships in multiple professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Wisconsin Association for Justice, the Eau Claire County Bar Association and Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Rights
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1985, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.gtwlawyers.com/wisconsin-attorneys/dana-j-wachs/

  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Rating
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Best Lawyers, 2018-Present
  • SuperLawyers, 2011-Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2013-Present
  • Top Attorneys in Wisconsin, 2011-Present
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Wisconsin State Bar, 1985
  • Wisconsin State Assembly 2012-2018
  • Eau Claire City Council Member at Large 2009-2012
  • Western District Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Eau Claire County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1985
Educational Background:
  • B.S., Marquette University, 1981

Office location for Dana Wachs

101 Putnam Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Phone: 608-690-5967


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

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