Willard P. Techmeier

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

The Techmeier Law Firm
 | 309 North Water Street, Suite 160
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-223-1050
Fax: 414-223-4355
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1970
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (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
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 50%Class Action/Mass Torts

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Willard Techmeier

    Admitted: 1970, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage: https://www.techmeierlawfirm.com/our-firm/willard-p-techmeie...

    Honors/Awards:

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

    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:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • 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, Wisconsiin, December 1993
    • Effective Settlement Tolls 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 Trail 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

    Verdicts/Settlements:

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

    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.

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    Office Location for Willard P. Techmeier

    309 North Water Street
    Suite 160
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

    Phone: 414-223-1050

    Fax: 414-223-4355

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