Attorney Willard P Techmeier

Attorney Willard P Techmeier helps with Workers’ Compensation Laws
Phone (414) 223-1050
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To attorney Willard P Techmeier, there’s nothing inherently complex to explain the success he and his law firm have had over the years.

“I think we’re known for our attention to detail,” he says. “I think we get outcomes that other people can’t get just because we’re so diligent.”

The Wisconsin accident attorney has been applying that exacting, focused approach ever since he launched his firm in 1976 and has achieved numerous sizeable verdicts and settlements as a result.

One of his first big verdicts was in 1978, when a jury awarded his client $750,000, a sizeable sum at the time, in a premises-liability case against a hotel owned by the Marcus Corp. The plaintiff was robbed and seriously injured in the hotel. The lawyer successfully argued that the defendant had a duty, not widely recognized at the time, to provide security for its patrons.

Perhaps the Wisconsin accident attorney most publicized case was a suit that he brought against Wisconsin Electric Power Co. on behalf of the family of a five-year-old boy who was badly injured when he walked into an unlocked electrical transformer. Techmeier was able to show that the utility had committed a pattern of negligence in not keeping its transformers secure. He settled the case in 1993 for $25.2 million.

In another case against a utility, the Wisconsin Gas Co., a jury awarded Techmeier’s client $2.9 million for injuries he received as the result of an explosion caused by a gas leak when he was soldering an underground pipe.

Wisconsin Accident Attorney Case Results

In 2007, Techmeier negotiated a substantial settlement on behalf of a construction-company worker who was injured in a helicopter crash. The young man was a passenger in a company-owned helicopter en route to a location in Missouri where he was to have picked up a truck to drive back to Wisconsin. In preparing the case, Techmeier was able to get the case exempted from workers’ compensation laws and restrictions by showing that the helicopter was owned by a subsidiary of the construction company.

Attorney Willard P Techmeier Experience

And in 2011, he secured a substantial recovery for an employee in a chocolate factory whose dominant right arm was amputated by a vat blade that was working improperly.

Prior to forming the firm, Techmeier worked at two other Milwaukee firms after getting his J.D. from Marquette University Law School in 1970. Attorney Willard P Techmeier joined forces with the national Cochran firm in 2009.

How the Wisconsin Accident Attorney Can Help

He is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars and other gatherings, is a certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and has recently become a certified civil pretrial practice advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Advocacy.

He is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, has been recognized by Milwaukee Magazine as one of the area’s top personal-injury lawyers and has been selected by the Super Lawyers peer-rating service since 2006 as one of the top lawyers in Milwaukee.

He and his wife, Paulette M. Friesch, who also practices in the firm, enjoy traveling when their busy schedules allow.


What Our Clients Say About Us

"My case was tough and was turned away by other attorneys."

When I met with the Techmeier team, I knew I found the right attorneys for my case. They genuinely care about you and work to ensure you understand the legal jungle. They leave no stone unturned. Techmeier Law Firm is the only firm I would want on my side. I cannot thank the whole team at Techmeier for making a difference in my life and taking on this case.


Attorney's Credentials

  • Year Joined Organization
    • 1986
  • Areas of Practice
    • Class Action/Mass Torts
    • Personal Injury Plaintiff
  • Certification/Specialties
    • Civil Trial Advocate
    • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Bar Admissions
    • State Bar Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
    • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Education
    • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Doctor of Jurisprudence
    • St Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, 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
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1989 - 1990 - President
    • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, 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

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