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Attorney James D. Wickhem

Attorney James Wickhem
Location: Janesville, Wisconsin
Phone: 608-752-8787
Toll Free: 800-803-1138
Jim Wickhem was born on March 17, 1950. He retired from the active practice of law in July, 2012. He continues to be available on an of counsel basis to the attorneys of Meier, Wickhem, Lyons & Schulz, S.C.
He obtained his bachelor's from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 1972. He obtained his law degree at Marquette University in 1975, magna cum laude.
Mr. Wickhem serves on the Wisconsin Supreme Court's District 12 Grievance Committee as an appointee of the State Bar President. Jim also serves on the State Bar of Wisconsin Professional Ethics Committee.
Certified Legal Specialties
  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1996
Bar Admissions
  • Wisconsin, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1985
  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1975
  • J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1972
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with Senior Honors
Published Works
  • Multiple Representation in Vehicle Personal Injury Cases, Wisconsin Lawyer, July 1999
Representative Cases
  • Sweeney, et al. v. General Casualty, 582 N.W.2d 735 (Wis. App. 1998)
  • Dodge v. Stein, 739 F.2d 1279 (7'11 Cir. 1984)
  • Loy v. Bunderson, 320 N.W.2d 175 (Wis. App. 1962)
  • Lisa's Style Shop, Inc. v. Hagen Agency, Inc., 499 N.W.2d 921 (Wis. App. 1993)
Classes and Seminars
  • Instructor, Discovery- Civil Law, Wisconsin Supreme Court Judicial Education Program, 1993
  • Instruction, Recreational Products - 4. 7 Million Dollar Ski Lift Hazard, Wisconsin Association of Trial Lawyers, 1984
  • Conflicts of Interest and Their Effects in Personal Injury Cases, State Bar of Wisconsin (CLE), 1985-1988
  • Business Litigation, State Bar of Wisconsin (CLE), 1988
  • Doctors' Opinions, Rehabilitation Medicine - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 1991
  • Pain and Suffering- Consciousness-Coma, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE), 1991
  • Care and Feeding of the Physical Witness, State Bar of Wisconsin (CLE), 1993
  • The War of the Roses: Your Physician and Theirs, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers (CLE), 1997
  • Practical Legal Ethics in Wisconsin, National Business Institute (CLE), 1999
Honors and Awards
  • Rock County Legal Secretaries: Boss of the Year 1987
  • Francis V. Swietlik Legal Scholarship 1974
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1975-Present
  • Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1991-2010
  • Janesville Police and Fire Commission, Member, 1993-1998
  • Janesville Police and Fire Commission, Secretary, 1993-1994
  • Janesville Police and Fire Commission, Chair, 1995-1996
  • Janesville Alcohol License Committee, Member, 1987-1992
  • Rotary International, Member, 1978-1990
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Rock County, Inc., Director, 1978-1981
  • Lake Nokomis Concerned Citizens, Inc., Board of Directors, 1995-Present
  • Wisconsin State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Ethics, Member, 1996-Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1985-Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Litigation Section, Member, 1985-present
Past Employment Positions
  • Wickhem, Consigny, Andrews & Hemming, S.C., Associate, 1975-1978
  • Wickhem, Consigny, Andrews & Hemming, S.C., Partner, 1978-1983
Pro Bono Activities
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court, Board of Attorneys Professional Responsibility, District 12
  • Omicron Delta Kappa